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Mindfulness Practices:

1. Breathing Space - 3:14 - PLAY

2. Body Scan - 17:28 - PLAY

3. Leaves on a Stream - 13:26 - PLAY

4. Acceptance of Thoughts & Feeling - 12:40 - PLAY

5. Acceptance of Anxiety - 10:00 - PLAY

6. Self Compassion (my favorite is Soften Soothe Allow) - 15:00 - PLAY

Favorite Books:

  • The Dance of Intimacy, by Harriet Lerner

  • Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping Your Child Overcome Fear, Stress & Anxiety, by Donna Pincus

  • The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck

  • Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control, by Pavel Somov

  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, by Susan Jeffers

  • Still Here: Embracing Changing, Aging and Dying, by Ram Dass

  • Getting Unstuck (audio CD), by Pema Chodron

  • Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death, by Irvin Yalom