Mindful Living | Love & Relationships

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Go Toward What Hurts

Frank Ostaseski shares experiences from his decades working with dying people and those who are dealing with the death of loved ones.

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Are You Hearing Me?

Giving someone your full attention in conversation isn’t easy, but it is a skill we can practice and hone.

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Fight Back Without Empowering What You’re Fighting Against

We should always fight for what’s right. But when we’re on the defensive, our brains contract around that feeling, and that affects how we respond—with more reactivity (we’ve all seen our friends Facebook updates lately), which can stifle skillful action. How do we let go, and still keep going?

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How to Disarm Your Biggest Critic

People who approach others as a problem are most likely taking aim at themselves when no one else is around. Here’s how to shift out of reaction mode and see the good even in our most judgemental friends.