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Be Happy & Be Well

Based on the new science of well-being, this class includes proven practices for greater happiness, health and wellness. Learn the best techniques of mindfulness, positve psychology, and life coaching. Gain lifetime tools for personal growth, mindful awareness, self-acceptance, and more! Register for the class by searching “Be Happy” here: dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep Download the flyer for the … Continue reading Be Happy & Be Well

A Poem of Inquiry

‘A Summer Day’, by Mary Oliver, speaks to time in nature, attention beyond thoughts, a heightened awareness of what is arising in this moment, a willingness to inquire more deeply. In what direction is our life currently moving? Toward peacefulness and joy, or away from that? What are we choosing? Life is bitter/sweet – we don’t always get … Continue reading A Poem of Inquiry

Put Well-Being First

Putting well-being first may seem counter-intuitive! We usually expect it to come after the fact, a result of an accomplishment, achievement, or success. In reality though, it doesn’t often happen that way. We may feel good about our accomplishment, but the good feeling is conditional, and can slip away quickly as we experience stress or … Continue reading Put Well-Being First

Mindfulness Meditation – A Daily Practice

Click below for a 5-minute guided Mindfulness Meditation. If you like, you may continue your meditation for as long as you like after the audio ends. Studies have shown that the brains of people who meditate and practice mindfulness regularly actually show enlargement of the areas associated with attention, compassion, and empathy. Likewise, the areas which stimulate … Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation – A Daily Practice