Change Your Life with Mindfulness


Welcome to Mindfulness Rewrites,our blog which is focused on helping others achieve mindfulness in everyday life. I'm Linda Miles, Ph.D., and I've been a mindfulness practitioner for over 30 years. I use mindfulness in my personal life, as well as in my profession as a marriage and family therapist.

You may have found this blog because you heard about mindfulness and want to learn more about it. Or perhaps you stumbled upon it while looking for ways to cope with illness, addiction, stress, negative emotions, or other personal challenges. Either way, we’re glad you’re here!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Labeling Thoughts to Enable Clear Thinking

     by Dr. Linda Miles 

Labeling Thoughts to Enable Clear Thinking



Do you beat yourself up when you fail at something?

Does fear stop you from trying again once you’ve already failed?

Do you suffer from the self-abuse of harsh self-judgment?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Moving Past Despair by Embracing Everyday Miracles

     by Dr. Linda Miles 


“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” 
–Seneca


Moving Past Despair by Embracing Everyday Miracles


Do you spend too much of your life trapped in the past or the future? 


Are you able to hold the present moment before it slips through your fingers? 


Do you experience gratitude for everyday indications that you are alive and well? 



Friday, April 1, 2016

Monthly Round-Up (March 2016)

 

Here are the posts published or promoted by Mindfulness Rewrites last month:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Freedom from Mental Captivity: Lessons from a Concentration Camp Prisoner

     by Dr. Linda Miles
Freedom from Mental Captivity: Lessons from a Concentration Camp Prisoner

Do you find that your thoughts make you more anxious and depressed?


Do you have trouble quieting your mind and falling asleep?


Is it difficult for you to control your negative emotions?



They Imprisoned His Body But His Mind Remained Free


World-renowned author and psychotherapist Viktor Frankl was a concentration camp prisoner during WWII. He tells his story within the pages of his aptly-titled book, Man’s Search for Meaning, along with some truly grounding insight. He is not alone—there are many men and women who have emerged from a personal living Hell with their humanity preserved—and yet he speaks up to emphasize a very important message: you must guard your inner life.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Mental Suicide: The Danger of Grudges and How to Let Go

     by Dr. Linda Miles

Mental Suicide: The Danger of Grudges and How to Let Go

Do you struggle to forgive yourself or others?

Are you overwhelmed by anger, bitterness, or toxic emotions?

Do you feel unable to think positively about a person or a situation which you consider unforgivable?

Are there many things you consider unforgivable?