Archive for August, 2020

You have lots of family members you cherish. Even more friends you adore. You might have even a relatively active social life before the pandemic. So why do you feel so lonely?

You aren’t alone – even though if feels so desperately like that.

Social distancing. Sheltering in place. Locking down. Self-isolation. Getting groceries delivered. Waving at family from windows. Missing out on so much.

It’s taken a toll on loneliness.
The lonely concern is real
Everyone – from social workers and scholars to neighbors and children – is concerned about older adul…

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What do painting, meditating, listening to an orchestra play, doing yoga or Tai Chi, bird watching, and walking in nature have in common? All of these activities lend themselves well to a mindfulness practice.
Practice of Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness meditation is a 2,500 year old practice that focuses on creating an attentive awareness of the present moment. After decades of modern clinical research, science has demonstrated reasons why mindfulness is so effective in promoting overall well-being.

Mindfulness meditation is often taught as a group activity in conj…

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