PKW

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Even seasoned mindfulness practitioners have lapses.  I have a new mantra – “P K W: Phone, Keys, Wallet.” This, recommended by my 21-year-old daughter, who’d picked it up from a series she watched called, “Broad City.” After flying from Spain to Brussels late one night, we walked to the baggage claim area, through a highly secure gateway with green lights and glass doors. I removed my heavy backpack, put down my parcel from the duty-free shop, with the souvenirs for my ...

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Wrestling with Anger Mindfully and Skillfully

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Wrestling with Anger Mindfully and Skillfully

Anger = tough subject. When we feel it, we tend to do one of two things – own it or disown it. Disowning anger involves either denying or projecting. When you deny your anger you push it down, out of awareness. That causes problems once your internal storage capacity has been met. When you disown it by projection, i.e. blaming someone else, it tends to beget a cycle of animosity that keeps on “giving,” ...

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