Daily Practices

Stressing Out? S.T.O.P. 

Elisha Goldstein on how creating space in the day to come down from a worried mind can mitigate the negative effects of our stress response.  Read More 

  • Elisha Goldstein
  • May 29, 2013

Being alone doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lonely 

If you’ve been following recent news in the mindfulness world, you may have heard about a recent study by David Creswell out of Carnegie Mellon University that showed the wonderful effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as a reduction on perceived loneliness in healthy older adults age 55-85. Loneliness… Read More 

  • Elisha Goldstein
  • August 14, 2012

The greatest gift to give your child: your presence 

While there may be many books out there on parenting, there really isn't any definitive guide because every baby and child is unique and all parents come with unique baggage from childhood and genetics. Becoming a parent is wonderful for stirring up all of those old memories and connections from… Read More 

  • Elisha Goldstein
  • May 23, 2012

How to use your mindful instinct—and why 

Mindful.org's "On Mental Health" blogger, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., has recently published a book—The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life. Read Dr. Susan Albers's review of it here on The Huffington Post. The following is an excerpt adapted from The Now Effect. Read More 

  • Elisha Goldstein
  • March 8, 2012

Why bad things happen to good people 

The day Rabbi Harold Kushner was told by a pediatrician that his three-year-old son Aaron would never grow taller than three feet—suffering the symptoms of progeria, or “rapid aging”—his entire belief about God went out the window. He would go on to wonder how a God that he… Read More 

  • Elisha Goldstein
  • January 19, 2012
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