Meditation on "a good life"

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / August 16, 2015 / 2 Comments

I was talking with a woman who stopped by the Stress Less group I run at a local retirement community.  When I asked her how she was doing, she replied, “Not good.”  She went on to explain that she was in a great deal of pain, due to the fact that she had lost over…

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Acceptance and Dropping the Agenda

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / September 14, 2014 / 1 Comment

If you find yourself in the midst of a conflict between what you had expected/planned and what is actually happening, you might be feeling pretty miserable.  The quickest way to feel better is to find acceptance of what is already here and give up the struggle.  Here is an example of what I mean:  …

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My Favorite Mindfulness Master

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / June 29, 2014 / 1 Comment

I am just returning from a short retreat with my favorite mindfulness master. Every eight weeks or so, I travel  to spend time with this ancient and wise being, immersing myself in the calm, understated energy that emanates from him. I let go of my life’s agendas and practice just being, opening up to whatever is…

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Plan "B"

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / August 3, 2009 / 1 Comment

In the summer, I normally spend long weekends and an occasional week at our family cottage in northern Michigan. As my parents age, I have increased the amount of time I am there, because I want to be with them as much as possible before they return south for the winter. This year, I arranged…

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