Dr. Deniz Ahmadinia

Category: Mindful Living


8 Tips for Everyday Mindfulness

For those of you who may be newer to mindfulness, it may be defined simply as a moment to moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. It is this present moment awareness that helps us accept and experience reality (internal and external) just as it is occurring to decrease stress and anxiety.

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Alone Time: Self-Care For A Healthy Mind & Body

This time of year can be quite stressful for many of us: we stretch our budgets for holiday gifts, students take finals and family members get on each others nerves at the dinner table. Most of the time we are…

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The Mindful Response to Relationship Conflict

More often than not, we react from a surface emotion without understanding it, knowing where it is coming from and without taking a moment to pause. That surface emotion typically is anger. However, if we look at the anger iceberg, we see that anger is a secondary emotion, with primary emotions, such as hurt, embarrassment, rejection, fear, etc lying below the surface.

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Facing Our Fears: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

 “It is not external events themselves that cause us distress, but they way in which we think about them, our interpretation of their significance.  It is our attitudes and reactions that give us trouble.  We cannot choose our external circumstances,…

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Mindful Strategies for the Stressed Teen

As part of Stress Awareness Month, it is important not to overlook one population that is particularly in need of tools to cope with stress, teens. Teens today face more and more stress than generations before. These stressors include: Academic…

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Mindful Living: The Power of Change

While mental health professionals often rave about the various therapeutic benefits to incorporating a mindfulness practice into your day, research now indicates that it also produces cognitive and psychological improvements. According to a 2011 study from Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, these…

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Mindful Living: Love & Loss

Humans are social beings; we attach, bond and connect with people every day. The natural desire to connect also leads to a natural response when we must part with people or situations. That response is grief. While death being the…

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Mindful Living: Awaken to the Present

Having been recently diagnosed with my second ever herniated disc while recovering from a footy surgery, I’ve been thinking a lot about the connection between the mind and body. Growing up dancing and playing sports, I was so accustomed to…

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