7 Myths About Mindfulness

By now most of us have been introduced to the concept of mindfulness—the idea that by focusing our attention on the present, and bringing an attitude of openness and acceptance to whatever is happening, we…

Mindfulness Relationships Stress

The Doctor Will Hear You Now

Dr. Alec Spencer Knew That to Listen Is to Heal On the wall above my desk are pictures of many of my ancestors, including Dr. Alec Spencer. Born in 1915…

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Why Do Some of Us Recall Our Dreams, While Others Never Do?

Some people seem to remember their dreams every night, while others rarely remember them at all. What accounts for the differences? A recent study by a group of French neuroscientists…

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Why Dreaming About Death Isn’t Such a Bad Thing

I had once been told you can’t die in your dreams, but I learned years ago that you can. In my own death dream I was on an airplane and…