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Hope you like my latest post.  My resolution worth keeping this year is to write more often.  I often get held back because I worry that I have nothing meaningful to add or that people will think my post isn't helpful.  This year, I'm willing to make room for all of that more, so that I can post more frequently.  Hope you enjoy.  ~ Aisling

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How to make Mindful New Year’s Resolutions worth keeping
It’s that time of year.   People are making and breaking New Year’s
resolutions in equal abundance.   So many
more new year’s resolutions fail than succeed.   Why is this so?   Should we just
ditch these resolutions altogether or is there a way to change ou...

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Mindful Tips for Leaving Cert Success
He who has a why… can bear almost any how.   ~ Fredrick Nietzsche Exams are such a stressful time for so many people.   Here are some tips that can be applied to any
exam, and are particularly relevant to those preparing to sit the Leaving Cert. 1.      Be

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Ways to Practice Self-Compassion
Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson v   Acknowledge common humanity- we all screw up.  We all make mistakes.  We all let people that we know and love down.  We do it on many occasions.  And s...

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How do I know when I'm Mindfully Overcoming Thinking Traps?
“No one ever
tells us to stop running away from fear...the advice we usually get is to
sweeten it up, smooth it over, take a pill, or distract ourselves, but by all
means make it go away.”   ~ Pema
Chödrön Thought
defusion isn’t working for me.   I’m not

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“We can spend
our whole lives escaping from the monsters of our minds.” ~ Pema
Chödrön I recognize that I am wasting my time fighting a
battle that I can’t win but how do I stop?   This is a very common question I am asked in my role as Counseling

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Two Common Thinking Traps ~ What the Fu*?*
“Try to pose
for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the
cursed thing will come to mind every minute.” ~ Fyodor
Dostoevsky I, for one, can get really trapped with my mind, by my mind,
and in my mind sometimes.   Even that...

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Three-Minute Breathing Space ~ What the Fu**
“The most
fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to
ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to
look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ~ Pema Chödrön Many
of us pass through the hours, day...

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ACTing Mindfully in Daily Life ~ What the Fu**
“ The secret to achieving inner peace lies in understanding our
inner core values- those things in our lives that are most important to us- and
then seeing that they are reflected in the daily events of our lives. ~ Hyrum W.
Smith What is the function of th...

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