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2009-06-02 08:00:00

ESCONDIDO, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is one of the world's foremost spiritual teachers, will embark on a teaching tour of the United States in the autumn of 2009. During his time in America, Nhat Hanh will lead five mindfulness retreats, three public talks and several Days of Mindfulness, including one in association with the Omega Institute in New York. His...

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2008-12-01 09:55:11

Study finds mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as effective as anti-depressant medication Research shows for the first time that a group-based psychological treatment, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), could be a viable alternative to prescription drugs for people suffering from long-term depression. In a study, published today (1 December 2008) in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, MBCT proved as effective as maintenance anti-depressants in preventing a relapse and...

2008-10-08 09:00:12

By HOWARD COHEN Our worries. They're pounding like Beethoven's Fifth: Bailouts, buyouts. Recession, depression. Enter the meditative practice of mindfulness. Born of Buddhist roots, it's increasingly recognized as a measure to calm the mind's chatter and elevate the brain's thinking and organizational processes. Mindfulness seminars. Mindfulness books. A place in Virginia Beach - the labyrinth paved into a patio at the Association for Research and Enlightenment - where visitors can...

2008-10-06 15:00:40

By DAVID STEINBERG Of the Journal Harry Haines will sign copies of his debut novel, "Orphan," at two Albuquerque locations this week -- 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Barnes & Noble in Coronado Shopping Center and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Hastings Supercenter, 4315 Wyoming NE. Orphan is the name given a twoweek-old colt that is the only survivor of an accident on I-40 just west of Amarillo. A veterinarian is asked to care for the colt. No one claims it, but the colt becomes the...

2008-10-03 15:00:11

The University of Maine Center on Aging and the Maine Rural Relatives as Parents Project are inviting grandparents raising their grandchildren, and other parenting relatives, to participate in a free online seminar. "Mindfulness 101: Making time for yourself when you have none," will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 7. Facilitating will be Lucia McBee. Those who want to participate will need a computer with Internet access. To register, visit www.mainecenteronaging.org/ moodle /...

2008-09-17 15:00:37

BANGOR - The University of Maine Center on Aging and the Maine Rural Relatives as Parents Project will offer an e-seminar titled "Mindfulness 101: Making Time for Yourself When You Have None" 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. This free seminar, facilitated by Lucia McBee, is for grandparents raising grandchildren, and other parenting relatives. To create an online account and register, go to www.mainecenteronaging.org/moodle. Other e-seminar topics include "Self-Care" in November and "Managing...

2008-09-05 15:00:31

SURRY - The Center for Studying Mindfulness will hold the following workshops in September: . "Monday Night Drop-In: Exploring Meditation for Everyday Life," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 22 through Dec. 16. Contact before attending. . "Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction" (eight Thursday sessions) begins 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. . "Friday Night Couples Connecting," 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 14. . "Mothers Connecting with Their Babies," 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept....

2008-09-03 16:59:03

The seemingly nonsensical Zen practice of "thinking about not thinking" could help free the mind of distractions, new brain scans reveal. This suggests Zen meditation could help treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (so-called ADD or ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder, major depression and other disorders marked by distracting thoughts. In the last decade, there has been a resurgence of scientific research into meditation, due in part to the...

2008-09-04 00:00:05

By Sandra Barrera Meredith Rose had just moved to Los Angeles when the advertising saleswoman decided to give meditation a try. The reason? "I. Was. Stressed," she says matter-of-factly. But a few years later, that's no longer the case for the 27-year- old New York City transplant, thanks to her 20-minute, twice-daily transcendental meditation sessions. Rose's experience with meditation -- offering the mind something to focus on, such as her breathing, an object or a word -- is hardly...

2008-08-22 03:00:44

By Macintosh, Lyn The Mind-Body Connection Edited by Ian Gawler 1996 The Gawler Foundation, Yarra Junction, Victoria. ISBN 0 958641 12 Therapeutic Guidelines from the Mind, Immunity and Health 1996 Conference. This is the Workbook for the Second Annual Mind, Immunity & Health Conference held in Lome, Victoria, March 8-11, 1996 and Ian Gawler is the editor of this collection of articles. The focus is on mind/body medicine and it covers counselling, meditation, mindfulness,...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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