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Mindfulness for Stress Management & Leadership Excellence: Free Training for Furloughed Federal Employees & Contractors Impacted by the 2019 Shutdown

Mindfulness for Stress Management & Leadership Excellence: Free Training for Furloughed Federal Employees & Contractors Impacted by the 2019 Shutdown

January 18, 2019
Mindfulness for Stress Management & Leadership Excellence: Free Training for Furloughed Federal Employees & Contractors Impacted by the 2019 Shutdown Tuesday, January 22* 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Lunch Break 1-2 Free for government employees impacted by the shutdown. Facilitated by Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT If you can not make this program: All of the […]
Managing Grief During The Holidays Workshop

Managing Grief During The Holidays Workshop

October 25, 2017
Heather Stang will offer a workshop on Sunday, November 12 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM to discuss ways you can manage grief during the holiday season. The class is offered by donation, however pre-registration is requested by November 11th. Learn How To Cope With Holiday Grief & Stress The holidays are stressful enough when you are […]
<i>Anatta</i> and Knowing Who You Are Amidst Political Turmoil

Anatta and Knowing Who You Are Amidst Political Turmoil

January 3, 2017
Anatta and Knowing Who You Are Amidst Political Turmoil by Benjamin Leto The doctrine of anatta – correctly translated as “non-self” or “not-self” – is perhaps the most misunderstood teaching of the Buddha and yet is arguably the foundation of his entire message. Indeed, when we realize that we are not the objects of our […]
Equanimity & Distractions While Meditating

Equanimity & Distractions While Meditating

May 5, 2016
Whenever I search for a photo that accurately depicts equanimity and the art of mindfulness meditation, I come up short. Stock photo libraries are full of images featuring blissed out models meditating on serene beaches and mountaintops. As an amateur photographer, I appreciate the beauty of these scenes. As a meditator, I know the images […]
Coping With Difficult Emotions: A Guided Meditation for Grief

Coping With Difficult Emotions: A Guided Meditation for Grief

March 7, 2016
When you are reeling from a significant loss, coping with difficult emotions may seem like an impossible task. It is natural to want to turn away from or suppress painful feelings. But as you probably know, the stronger and emotion is, the harder it will persist. As a grief professional, sadness is not an uncommon […]
Book Review: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg

Book Review: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg

February 2, 2016
February is the host to Sharon Salzberg’s 28 day “Real Happiness Meditation Challenge,” an online event designed to help both beginning and experienced meditators “#Commit2Sit.” Of course this year is a leap year, so we get an extra day to strengthen our meditation muscles! The challenge is inspired by her bestselling book Real Happiness: The […]
Meditation For Couples: Reduce Negativity With Mindfulness & Loving-Kindness

Meditation For Couples: Reduce Negativity With Mindfulness & Loving-Kindness

January 28, 2016
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it comes a barrage of commercials featuring idyllic couples lavishing each other with gifts—from chocolate to diamonds to luxury vehicles. While I am not one to ever turn down a box of truffles or something sparkly, let us not forget the reason for the season: love. […]
New Grief Book Features FMC Founder Heather Stang

New Grief Book Features FMC Founder Heather Stang

October 21, 2015
Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention, edited by Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer, launched on October 16, 2015 and is already a best seller. A follow up to his first volume, Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved, this new release features the contributions of dozens of grief professionals selected by Dr. Neimeyer, […]
Mindfulness For Children: Why Meditation Should Be On Your Back To School List

Mindfulness For Children: Why Meditation Should Be On Your Back To School List

August 4, 2015
Mindfulness Helps Children Breathe Their Way To 15% Better Grades It feels like summer has just begun, and already you find yourself filling up a cart with backpacks, pencils, and notebooks, as you hope and pray that this will be the year your child turns those grades around. Just like in meditation practice, this new […]
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: A Mind-Body Approach to Grief

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: A Mind-Body Approach to Grief

July 20, 2015
Keith arrived for his first session just 18 days after his partner of 36 years died suddenly. As soon as he walked through the door for his first private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session, he began to sob. I guided him to find a comfortable position lying down on my soft, comfortable mat, and covered […]
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