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October 16th, 2019

Informal mindfulness ore mindfulness in everyday activities involves bringing the mindfulness we are developing/deepening through formal mindfulness meditation into our everyday lives. This is where mindfulness can lessen our suffering, and enhance our health and happiness. Some would say informal mindfulness is, “where the rubber meets the…

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September 24th, 2019

In the service of Mindfulness

Developing a concentration meditation practice can bring about a sense of joy and happiness as afflictive thoughts and emotions are set aside, temporarily. Practicing concentration also supports Mindfulness or Insight practice, which is an effective way of changing your relationship to different forms of stress…

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August 5th, 2019

Your’re Invited – Explore the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Workshop (workshop starts Monday, September 9, 2019)

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshop provides guidelines and practices for bringing mindfulness to stress/suffering that we all experience in life. MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center…

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May 2nd, 2019

A free Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional

Explore a few ways to enjoy a less stressful vacation, mindfully.

Mindfulness Meditation – Attention, Concentration, Awareness, with Compassion

Mindfulness is awareness that arises by paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally (that is, suspending judgment)….

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May 2nd, 2019

A free offering from the Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional

“When hungry – just eat.”
This is wonderful advice found in eastern philosophy/psychology. And Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch speak of “intuitive eating” and “awakening the intuitive eater” in their book “Intuitive Eating” (1995). But how do we follow this…

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