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Here's a short list of some meditation apps reviewed the Los Angeles times recently.  I'm going to give at least one of them a try. If you do, please let us know what you think by commenting below… Read More

I love it when regular media writes really great articles about different aspects of therapy.  Today's Los Angeles Times has a great overview of some mind / body approaches to therapy, all in one place.  Please take a look at it and let us know what you think!  … Read More

Once again our local paper, the Ventura County Star, comes through with a great column by Esha Chhabra, entitled "This year, satisfy your soul's needs".  Any article that begins with a quote by C.S. Lewis works for me.  See what you think… Read More

There are some wonderful breathing techniques that can quickly help relieve some of the symptoms of anxiety and depression.  If you've ever taken a yoga class, you may be familiar with them.  If not, give this one a try and see if it helps.  It's a great idea to practice this when you are not… Read More

Image via WikipediaI just came from a great lecture by Mark Waldman on spirituality and neuroscience. What we are learning about how the brain works is so amazing! Thanks to imaging studies, we can see what parts of the brain "light up" or are activated as we experience different thoughts and emotions. This information is… Read More

Image by DanielJames via FlickrI just came from a great lecture on mindfulness and neuroscience. I learned a lot, which I'll be sharing. Here's a great quick idea to use for anxiety. Try yawning, on purpose, for at least 60 seconds. Two or three minutes is even better. What do you notice? Yawning turns out… Read More