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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,...

2008-07-14 06:00:38

INCREASING numbers of patients are benefiting from a chronic pain relief service based in the Lothians. The service pools the expertise of physiotherapists, psychologists, specialist nurses, consultant anaesthetists and a rehabilitation specialist to help people cope with incurable pain. It was set up in the 1990s but is continuing to grow and saw 1142 new patients treated in the Western General and Astley Ainslie hospitals in the last year. John McLennan, the service's lead...

2008-06-18 18:00:08

By MELINDA BECK The Wall Street Journal DURHAM, N.C. - First, ask yourself how hungry you are, on a scale of 1 (ravenous) to 7 (stuffed). Next, take time to appreciate the food on your plate. Notice the colors and textures. Take a bite. Slowly experience the tastes on your tongue. Put down your fork and savor. "Most people don't think about what they're eating - they're focusing on the next bite," says Sasha Loring, a psychotherapist at Duke Integrative Medicine, part of Duke...

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2005-11-11 13:50:00

The regular practice of meditation appears to produce structural changes in areas of the brain associated with attention and sensory processing. An imaging study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers showed that particular areas of the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the brain, were thicker in participants who were experienced practitioners of a type of meditation commonly practiced in the U.S. and other Western countries. The article appears in the Nov. 15 issue of...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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