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Trauma is not just an individual tragedy—it is rooted in larger social systems that shape our lives. When we peel back the layers of a traumatic experience, we find that they’re bound up within a larger social context. Whether it’s violence...

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Omega: Can you talk about your experience with Lyme disease and describe how you used mindfulness to help you heal?

Sister D: I owe deep gratitude to...

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Omega: What's going on in the body when we start to feel anxious?

Judson: Why don’t you tell me? What goes on in your body when you start to feel anxious?

Omega: It depends...

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How do you shift the culture of a school to be more mindful? Ali Smith explains how the Holistic Life Foundation goes into schools, to not only teach children and teens mindfulness meditation practices, but also train their teachers and...

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Over the last decade there has been an explosion of new findings and public interest in neuroscience. However, most books and resources don’t demonstrate and explain in practical and concrete terms how these discoveries apply to everyday life...

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Omega: How do you define self-compassion?

Steven: The most common way we talk about it is treating yourself the same way you would treat a good friend when they suffer, fall short, or fail. In general...

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Omega: Why do you think mindfulness has become so popular in the West?

Saki: In the West we’re very interested in the mind. We identify powerfully with our mind and our thoughts. Mindfulness helps us...