TEDX CULVER CITY: THE FAILURE PARADOX
Implicit in the fear we have of failure is a call to action. And when we move into avoidance, we refuse that call. This talk will reveal why some of us are wired to interpret the call to action as a threat. We’ll also discover how meditation and mindfulness practice can help us turn down the volume on the powerful negative emotions that obscure the important questions we need to ask, questions that would help us get back into the ring to move forward with our lives.
Do you feel like you’re always running out of time or don’t have enough of it? Or perhaps you find yourself feeling perpetually distracted? Research indicates that our mind wanders more than 50% of the time during our waking moments. The level of stimulation and distractions in modern life can feel overwhelming and even fragmenting at times. And that can lead to loss of focus, mistakes, diminished productivity and difficulty making decisions. Being distracted also increases stress and anxiety.
The long term negative effects around feeling stressed out and rushed impacts everything we do-- from the quality of our work to our sleep and eating habits, to the way we relate to our loved ones. (read more)
Mind Body Green Collaborations
ARE OPEN MARRIAGES THE FUTURE OF RELATIONSHIPS? A COUPLES THERAPIST EXPLAINS.
by Shira Myrow LMFT, Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher @evenflow.io
Whether you’re in a monogamous relationship or considering a consensual non-monogamous one, the inconvenient truth is that we can bring our unprocessed issues to every relationship we’re in—particularly when we feel threatened by insecurity, anxiety, possessiveness, and jealousy. While an open marriage seems like the progressive solution to the low desire problem in long term relationships, there are no guarantees that love and sex will stay neatly compartmentalized in an open one. Open relationships require careful negotiations, transparency and clear boundaries. But anyway you slice it, relationships are infinitely complex, and things can get messy.
DR. TAZ PODCAST
HOW TO MAKE MEANINGFUL CHANGE
Looking for a good podcast to listen to? RadioMD interviewed one of our expert teachers, Shira Myrow! Listen below to learn how having a conscious relationship with your failures can help you internalize new sets of beliefs and behaviors.
Changing deeply entrenched behavioral patterns can be extremely daunting despite our sincere efforts to change. Good intentions simply don’t go very far without practices that can anchor you in your intentions. Mindfulness and meditation practice can be powerful allies in your pursuit of change and self awareness. They enable you to become present with your thoughts and feelings and sensations, in a non-judgmental, compassionate position. Once you can step back and move into more of an observer role, you can uncover the deeper roots of what prevents you from making meaningful and tangible shifts in your life..