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What is your ratio?

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / September 8, 2009 /

I just finished reading “The Science of Happiness-Barbara Fredrickson On Cultivating Positive Emotions” by Angela Winter. This interview was published in one of my favorite magazines, The Sun, back in May (ok, I’m a bit behind in my reading) and it really hit home for me. Ms. Fredrickson’s thesis is that if we can cultivate…

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Building strong roots for mental health

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / May 27, 2009 /

I have a cottage on a lake in northern Michigan, surrounded by old and mighty trees. They persevere through the most ferocious blizzards and thunderstorms that come up out of the west. Yet each spring, I find trees that have fallen towards the west, by winds that have come from the east. After some contemplation,…

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By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / November 16, 2008 /

What do you have to be grateful for? It might seem like a funny question with all that is going on in the world these days, and it is an important question. So important that I believe we should be asking ourselves every day. When we choose to focus our attention on what is going…

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Attention to just "being"

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / July 24, 2008 /

Many of us are feeling overwhelmed and depleted. Family issues, politics and war, the economy, our jobs, our health, all occupy our thoughts. We worry about the future and may be obsessed with things in our past. All of these concerns weigh us down and we may not know how to start caring for ourselves…

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / September 30, 2007 /

Through the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class at Awakening Health, you can become the change agent of your life. Receive support and instruction as you participate in this deeply engaging course. This life-affirming class is offered in 8 weekly sessions. New sessions begin every Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer term. Some employers provide reimbursement for…

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