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Gratitude

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Generosity is one of the noblest qualities we human beings can experience, and express to one another. Gratitude is one of the highest recognition of our interdependence to all forms of life, and interconnected nature to all that exists. Together,..

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Mindfulness Slows Down Mental Aging

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I recently had the great pleasure of presenting at the 2017 National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Leadership Conference (NHCGNE). The conference’s theme was the future state of global aging, dementia, and mental health. My presentation was on the use of..

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Introduction to Mindfulness

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It gives me great please to announce the launch of another introductory course on Mindfulness. Over the last decade, the science of mindfulness has become a major topic of research in different fields, from psychology to medicine, to neurology, education, business,..

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Is it worth it?

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Often we think about what we do in terms of “is it worth it?” We buy things, we go places, we spend time doing something, we make choice every day based not only on our preferences but also based on..

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Finding Inner Peace

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If we are honest with ourselves, it becomes very clear that our lives are characterized by many different types of challenges. Usually, the way in which we go about solving our challenges is by seeking answers and solutions “out there,”..

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The Moment

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Meditation happens only in the present moment. That is to say, or better yet, that is to see that during meditation, we are practicing and tuning into our awareness of the unfolding moment – no past, no future, only now!..

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Finding Inner Peace

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“There is a time for everything,” the old adage says. And that cannot be more true than when it comes to the care of our being. There is time for us to be active and do all the things that..

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Coming Home

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There is a familiar place to all of us that hides behind our thoughts, sensations, perceptions, feelings and emotions. This “place” is not really a location. Not really substantial, as some-thing we can touch, measure and see. Not describable, as..

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Experience

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It is not very common that we have and find opportunities to contemplate the nature of our experience. When we really think about it, most of our life is spent in the “doing” of it, not much in the “being”..

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Simplicity

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The simplicity of a moment of a clear, open experience, if left untouched by the mind’s habitual way of wanting to make more of what is, reveals without any effort how life can unfold with more ease. Simplicity is not..

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About Andrea

Andrea Colombu MA, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, a meditation teacher, nondual coach and group facilitator, integral well-being expert, speaker, and a blogger. He practices in the San Francisco East Bay. Andrea also holds regular meditation and awareness exploration gatherings.

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