Newsletters related to Mindfulness

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  • Becoming part of the community
    November 5, 2014

    Somehow there seems to be what I call “the grapevine effect” where numerous people spontaneously start interacting with me in a new way. What I find so interesting is that this change in relationship takes place in various different settings all within a short time frame. It is as if a message got transmitted across ...

  • The woman with a broken arm
    October 7, 2014

    There is a store in my neighborhood that I am very intrigued by. It is quite a rundown shop with the front awning looking like it will collapse any day now. Indeed the awning is so bent over that I have to bend over to make my way inside. There aren’t any doors or windows ...

  • Ultradian Rhythms and Peak Performance States
    September 16, 2014

    When you attune to your Ultradium Rhythms you learn how to go with the flow of energy your body produces over the course of every day. This will enable you to work smarter, without needing to work harder. This will be the last podcast for a while for Seishindo. We may come back in the ...

  • Wake up feeling refreshed and energized
    September 3, 2014

    We teach you how to wake up feeling rested and energized by focusing on the positive aspects and relationships in your life.

  • An interview with Stephen Gilligan – Part 2
    August 19, 2014

    We finish our interview Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D, a leader in the field of generative psychology, and learn his thoughts on how we can live a life that is less stressful and thus more emotionally fulfilling. Due to the length of the interview, we split our talk into two parts. This is Part 2.

  • An interview with Stephen Gilligan – Part 1
    August 5, 2014

    We interview Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D, a leader in the field of generative psychology, and learn his thoughts on how we can live a life that is less stressful and thus more emotionally fulfilling. Due to the length of the interview, we split our talk into two parts. This is Part 1 and we finish our ...

  • Overcoming occasional insomnia
    July 16, 2014

    If you have trouble sleeping from time to time, then I think today’s podcast will offer you definite value. The exercise I walk you through in the podcast will support you in getting the kind of rest you desire and need.

  • Mushin Breathing- A Japanese technique for lessening stress
    July 3, 2014

    When you are experiencing mushin you are centered and calm, yet active. You do neither too much or too little, as you release all extraneous action and thought. Nothing comes between your thoughts and actions, and nothing is left over or undone. Thought, action, and breathing occur simultaneously, and this is the exercise walks you ...

  • Regaining rapport when someone is upset with you
    May 6, 2014

    Even in the best relationships your counterpart will likely become upset with you from time to time. This tool will help you to successfully resolve such situations and rebuild the relationship. You might even find that successfully dealing with the situation will make the relationship even stronger than it was before.

  • How to create rapport when meeting someone new
    April 15, 2014

    Whether you meet one new person a month or ten new people a day, the way you begin a relationship with someone will go a long way towards determining how the relationship will unfold in the future. Today I want to look at what you can do starting out when meeting someone new for the ...

  • An introduction to the art of rapport
    April 2, 2014

    When wanting to create rapport with someone else, you need to start out by creating rapport with yourself first. You need to feel comfortable in your own skin, in your own shoes. And the way you do that is to begin by calming yourself and becoming receptive to everything taking place in and around you.

  • Learn from your past, rather than being defeated by it!
    March 18, 2014

    Learn how to resolve your inner conflicts – when one part says yes and the other says no – to achieve your goals, e.g. weight loss, going to the gym, etc.

  • Achieve greater clarity and purpose by resolving inner conflict
    March 5, 2014

    Learn how to resolve your inner conflicts – when one part says yes and the other says no – to achieve your goals, e.g. weight loss, going to the gym, etc.

  • Would you like to handle criticism better?
    February 3, 2014

    Need a better way to respond to criticism? This newsletter discusses five points that you can instantly use in your daily life for better results.

  • A good method to help you change careers
    January 15, 2014

    In order to give ourselves the best chance of having a healthy perspective about life in general and our place in life, we will do well to take the time to be mindful. You can achieve a lot by simply being mindful of what you are doing in the moment, rather than thinking about other ...

  • Tapping in the the Potential Benefits of Stress
    November 1, 2013

    When you change the way you think about stress, you will change your response to stress, and this will enable you to use the signs of stress that show up in your daily life as a way to help you become healthier and happier.

  • Everyday Anger Management
    October 15, 2013

    The angrier someone is over a long period of time, the more difficulty they have in expressing their full range of emotions. Their anger overwhelms them and blocks out the possibility of them feeling emotions like sadness, happiness, and love.

  • Thoughts to Ponder – 7
    March 15, 2013

    “When we find inspiration, we need to take action for ourselves and for our communities. Even if it means making a hard choice, or cutting out something and leaving it in your past.” Aron Ralston

  • Thoughts to Ponder – 6
    February 28, 2013

    “If we could agree that for six months we would not ask How?…this might elevate the state of not knowing to being an acceptable condition of our existence rather than a problem to be solved. – Peter Block

  • Thoughts to Ponder – 3
    January 16, 2013

    Do you feel like something is missing in your life, that something is missing within yourself? Realizing that you are always changing, how can you feel complete when your life is yet to be complete? It is important to regularly update your perception of who you are.

  • The Circle of Life
    December 15, 2012

    Shortly after being diagnosed with late stage brain cancer, my mom began to lose her ability to communicate in words. She went from saying “I’m thirsty, please give me a glass of water.” to eventually only being able to say, “Water!”.

  • Thoughts to Ponder
    December 1, 2012

    “In the measurement world, you set a goal and strive for it. In the universe of possibility, you set the context and let life unfold.” When desiring to be more successful, rather than trying to push through life, allow life to unfold.

  • Neural Networks
    November 15, 2012

    Recent scientific research shows that people find it difficult to be empathetic and analytical at the same time. When your brain activates the neural network that makes it possible for you to feel your emotions, it suppresses the neural network used to be analytical

  • Wide-angle Perspective
    November 1, 2012

    Your physiology plays a major role in determining your emotional state and how you perceive the world. You and your world change when you slow down and allow yourself to have an open focus, wide angle perspective.

  • Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 3
    October 1, 2012

    We have an evolutionary predisposition to pay attention to anything and everything that concerns our safety and well-being. If you had to think before you jumped out of the way of a speeding car, chances are you would not be here to read these words!

  • Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 1
    September 3, 2012

    Recent scientific research tells us that compulsive behavior occurs when three different areas of the brain “lock up” and thus fail to act in a solution oriented, life affirming manner. When our brain “locks” we wind up believing that is no way to act differently.

  • The language of your body – Part 2
    August 17, 2012

    Jim begins to understand experientially that to a large extent his emotional responses to circumstances and relationships, are initiated by his body. When he changes the way he uses his body, he changes the “conversations” his body engages in, which leads to a different understanding of his circumstances.

  • The language of your body – Part 1
    August 3, 2012

    The language your body uses to communicate, is at least as sophisticated, systematic, and complete as the verbal language you speak. The “wiring” for your somatic language begins its development while you are inside your mother’s belly.

  • You are an Orchestra
    May 2, 2012

    Our brainwaves, heartbeat, enteric nervous system, craniosacral system, breath, blink rate, and swallow rate, are all metronomes that beat at different speeds and rhythms, creating a musical pattern similar to the interaction of various percussion instruments in an orchestra.

  • Suffering and happiness
    April 16, 2012

    A paradox is a thought, belief, or statement that appears to be contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a truth. We often get caught up in the paradoxical differences between “What we think is best and what we actually do.”

  • Courage in the face of perceived failure
    December 15, 2011

    The fear of failure is an emotion that knocks on everyone’s door at one time or another… This story of my work with a client might help you to learn something about yourself.

  • Simplicity
    November 5, 2011

    What I’ve learned over time, is that high quality solutions are invariably simple. Conversely, when people feel incapable of finding a path forward, they invariably formulate their challenge in a way that’s overly complex. It’s the complication they’ve built up in their mind, that obscures their solution.

  • Stones of Wisdom
    October 31, 2011

    The more you talk about what you don’t want; The more you think about what upsets you- The more you feed these circumstances and relationships, with the energy of your thoughts. Whatever you imagine over the course of time, you’ll wind up manifesting.

  • Orienting to Success
    October 31, 2011

    “In the process of orienting towards being successful, I realize that the more I want something the more I tend to worry. From this point onwards I’m going to focus on transforming my dreams, into positively oriented actions.”

  • The experience of “being centered”
    September 15, 2011

    Today’s newsletter is a Seishindo exercise to help you feel centered and calm.

  • Faking It
    July 2, 2011

    What I have learned is- The thanks and respect we show others, If it’s to have any real meaning, If it’s to be more than an empty social ritual, Must be initiated from a heartfelt sense of appreciation and humility.

  • Vulnerability can be a strength
    June 15, 2011

    Living in Japan for so long, I’ve learned a great deal about life from a unique perspective. One of my greatest teachers was my wife’s grandmother, who passed away several years ago. I hope you will enjoy this story!

  • Never underestimate the power of your original self
    June 2, 2011

    We increase our suffering by failing to appreciate the opportunities and learning our current challenges offers us. No one lives a life without challenges, and indeed our challenges make us who we are.

  • Fundamentals of Happiness
    May 14, 2011

    In Japanese culture we are taught to celebrate success in a subdued fashion, keeping in mind that tomorrow brings a new set of challenges. We are taught that success is fleeting and doesn’t last all that long.

  • The Mind of Aikido and Water
    April 4, 2011

    With a mind of endless effortless rest, renewal, and movement, As calm when doing as when simply being. We can realize the end of every journey as a new beginning, Every destination as temporary, every goal as cyclical

  • A crisis of faith
    March 16, 2011

    What would your life be like if you believed you were a fine person, an intelligent person, an overall good learner? In other words, what would your life be like if you didn’t think something was wrong with you?

  • Pain and Suffering
    February 28, 2011

    Sensei said, “Your suffering is created by your beliefs, and not by the outside world. Trying to run away from suffering is like trying to run away from yourself.”

  • Koans, paradox, and prayer
    February 12, 2011

    A “koan” is a paradoxical anecdote or riddle that has no apparent rational solution or meaning. Zen students are given koans to ponder. They’re meant to absorb themselves in the seeming paradox of a koan via meditation and everyday life, until such time that an “alternative truth” emerges