Mindful Musings of Dr. J

Installment Nine

Prior musings have focused on mindful attitudes as tools for mental health and stress management. These attitudes include non-judgmental acceptance, patience, curiosity and letting go. Mindfulness gives us the awareness and clarity to view challenging events as opportunities for creative, flexible problem-solving and personal growth. The mindful attitude of trust Read More

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 by Dr. J

Installment Eight

Prior musings have focused on mindful attitudes as tools for mental health and stress management. These attitudes include non-judgmental acceptance, patience and curiosity. Installment 7 focused on the importance of letting go and non-attachment as mindful qualities. This musing will expand on the theme of letting go in a personal Read More

Posted on Aug 9, 2011 by Dr. J

Installment Seven

Prior musings have focused on mindful attitudes as tools for mental health and stress management. These attitudes include non-judgmental acceptance, patience and curiosity. Another mindful quality is letting go or non-attachment. Living in the present moment requires letting go of previous moments. It is a continuous process of tuning in Read More

Posted on May 19, 2011 by Dr. J

Installment Six

In the previous installment, the importance of mindful patience was highlighted. In this installment I will focus on another other essential mindful attitude: curiosity. Have you ever “woken up” while driving a familiar route to wonder how you arrived without being aware of the journey? We spend much of our Read More

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 by Dr. J

Installment Five

In the previous installment, the importance of mindfulness was highlighted as a healthy stress-management tool. Moment-by-moment non-judgmental acceptance is the core of a mindful way of being. In this installment I will focus on another essential mindful attitude: patience. Many people want patience and want it right now! Our modern Read More

Posted on Feb 28, 2011 by Dr. J

Installment Four

For optimal health, one needs to develop self-awareness, have clear health goals, a willingness to make necessary changes and an attitude of openness, acceptance and gratitude. In the previous installment, the importance of stress management was highlighted. Responding to challenges with equanimity and creative problem solving promotes mental, physical and Read More

Posted on Feb 9, 2011 by Dr. J

Self-Awareness

For optimal health, one needs to develop self-awareness, have clear health goals, a willingness to make necessary changes and an attitude of openness, acceptance and gratitude. In the previous instalment, goal-setting baskets were introduced. It may be helpful to review these on a regular basis, building on successes and refining Read More

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 by Dr. J

What Is Health?

Welcome to the first in a series of “Mindful Musings” by Dr. J. I am pleased to have been invited to complement the Will To Heal message with my own perspective on body, mind and spiritual health. Being healthy is a state of physical, emotional and spiritual balance that maximizes Read More

Posted on Dec 6, 2010 by Dr. J