I wrote a poem today. (More apt, I mostly jotted down words on a scrap piece of paper and called them a poem.) I decided to share the poem because to me it feels relevant to many people’s journeys toward self-acceptance and compassion, relevant also to a significant part of the work so many people do to support this journey in themselves and others.
The e-book, Compassion: Building Practice and Science, edited by Tania Singer and Matthías Bolz is hot off the press! You can learn about and download the e-book here. The 531 page book is divided into four main sections: experiences with training compassion, concepts of compassion, science of compassion, and training programs of compassion. Read more ›
I read a comic posted on Facebook recently that said something like “what a nice winter we’re having this spring”. It has been indeed.
One of the ways to enjoy a winter-like day in spring is to do some reading. On that note, I was revisiting the website of Dr. Martin Antony recently. Dr. Martin Antony is a psychologist in Ontario who specializes in anxiety disorders and cognitive-behaviour therapy in part. Below are three helpful axiety-related resources that are currently posted on his website and available to download for free. Read more ›
Go to nearly any self-help or psychology section in a bookstore these days and you’ll probably find books with mindfulness in the title. Below is a link for a handout I’ve written that provides a brief introduction to mindfulness. It contains information you might find useful if you are learning how to experience mindfulness in your life, including if you are beginning to practice guided meditations such as a body scan meditation. Read more ›