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Using Mindfulness to Combat SAD

Using Mindfulness to Combat SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, feels just like it sounds, it’s a form of depression that rises and falls with the temperature and exposure to daylight. While there are many treatment options available for treating SAD, practicing mindfulness is a tried and true option, with practices you can do from the comfort of your (warm) home. More…

Five Simple Ways New Parents Can Practice Mindfulness

Five Simple Ways New Parents Can Practice Mindfulness

As a new parent, you’ve probably been given a list of things that could improve your daily routine and self-care rituals – most of which don’t fit into your difficult schedule. Compared to a few, precious, extra minutes of sleep, self-care is often at the bottom of your list of priorities. Why is there never enough time?! The joys and struggles of parenting may simultaneously involve sleep deprivation and a constant feeling of being overwhelmed. More…

Benefits of Learning from the Comfort of Your Home

Benefits of Learning from the Comfort of Your Home

We pride ourselves on making our programming as openly available and inclusive as possible. We understand individuals who reside in isolated areas may not have direct access to mental health professionals and that’s why we are working to make services as convenient as possible. More…

A Mindful Response to Ronald Purser

A Mindful Response to Ronald Purser

We are writing to take exception to many of the claims made by Ronald Purser in his June 14, 2019 piece entitled “The mindfulness conspiracy.” Our critique extends to The Guardian itself, which appears to be supporting his book and making it available for sale. Overall, there is no empirical evidence and little substantiation for his claims that mindfulness and the mindfulness movement are engendering passivity and compliance in practitioners facing social systems of oppression. We would go so far as to say that it is irresponsible on the part of the author and of The Guardian to publish something so ill-informed and misleading about a practice with so much promise in the struggle against global epidemics of mental illness, depression, and stress. More…

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