“The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself”

These powerful words uttered many decades ago by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt are more relevant now than ever before. Our nation and the entire world is now consumed by fear. Fear is a weapon used throughout the history of humankind to control, manipulate, and strip us of our power and rationality.…

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We Stand with Our Paris Family

In the aftermath of the Paris attack, we are sending light, healing, and love to our dear Parisian family. My family and the Mindful Living Network staff are heartbroken along with the people of Paris and the world. I have friends in Paris and have spent quite a bit of time there.…

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The Rising Epidemic of School Shootings

Are we as Americans doing everything we can to protect our children? A chilling new study suggests that, when it comes to school safety, we are not. There is a rising epidemic of school shootings and we must teach our children how to deal with this situation. According to the…

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Handling the Horrors and Stress from the Navy Yard Shooting Attack

What on Earth is going on? Monday’s Navy Yard shooting sent many people in the nation into new levels of shock. Why is this happening; and only days after the 9/11? Did we not learn anything from the Fort Hood shooting in 2009? Have we spawned angry copycats in the…

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I am Stressed About the Boston Marathon Bombing

Many people are still reeling from the Boston Marathon bombing, another devastating terrorist attack. The process of grieving on a national scale is a surprisingly intimate thing. There is no difference between the grief of an individual and a nation (just on the larger scale). And as with any process, the…

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