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Sasha Ginsburg and Erin Lotz were born and raised in Los Angeles. They met working together in 2010 as therapists at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and using it to treat patients struggling with many different diagnoses. After sometime, they discovered that was a huge gap in the field of Mental Health and they decided to launch a clinic in West Los Angeles dedicated to teaching DBT individually and in group settings.

How to Take Good Care of Yourself During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Suzanne Falter EDITOR’S NOTE: You can find a number of helpful coronavirus resources and all related Tiny Buddha articles here. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” ~Lalah Delia For more than a week now, I’ve been immersed in how to handle the pandemic that is unfolding all around us. By ...
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The Power of Compassion: How to Make Do in an Unfair World

By Feryal Dollie “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” ~Nelson Mandela Ever thought, “Life is so unfair!” Is it, really? Has life given you circumstances that keep you in ...
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Using the Practice of Self-Kindness to Cope With Stress

Using Self-Kindness to Cope with Stress  By Pamela Wilson  “In all the greatest spiritual traditions, at their heart is tenderness, just to be kind inside, and then everything rights itself. Fear rests. Confusion rests.” Most of us today are suffering from the stress that chaos and uncertainty can bring. Self-kindness, an important aspect of self-compassion, ...
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4 Yoga Stretches for a Good Night’s Sleep

Reach for better rest when you add these bedtime yoga poses to your sleep routine. BY STEVE CALECHMANJULY 21, 2020 Before the pandemic, 25% of Americans suffered from acute insomnia every year, according to a 2018 study from the University of Pennsylvania. We can only assume that number has gone up. ...
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Feeling Stuck? Five Tips for Managing Life Transitions Whatever the wolf is that disrupts your story, here are ways to emerge as the hero.

By Bruce Feiler The Italians have a wonderful expression for how our lives get upended when we least expect it: “lupus in fabula.” It means “the wolf in the fairy tale.” Just when life is going swimmingly, along comes a demon, a dragon, a diagnosis, a downsizing. Just when our fairy ...
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3 Tips for Well-Being If COVID-19 Is Making You Feel Hopeless

April 16, 2020 • By Angela Bisignano, PhD Just one month ago, many would not have imagined that our world would be turned upside down. Who would have thought that we would be practicing social distancing or being at home in self-quarantine? The U.S. looks different today. Fewer people on the streets, less ...
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Preparing for the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

July 9, 2020 • By Fabiana Franco, PhD Mental health is a growing concern after the stresses and losses of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, the pandemic feeds stress over health and finances. It can also exacerbate the challenges of managing underlying anxiety. Also, the social distancing measures needed to slow the spread of ...
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Canadian Teen’s Short Film Hauntingly Captures How A Pandemic Loop Feels Filmmaker Sarah Polley called it the “best film I’ve seen in a long time.”

By Al Donato Wake up. Reminisce. Be productive (or not). Yell endlessly into the void. Soul-crushing daily routine has become the norm during these months of pandemic isolation, and a Toronto-area teen has managed to capture the feelings of that endless loop in just three minutes. Liv McNeil, a 15-year-old student at Etobicoke School ...
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6 Ways the Limbic System Impacts Physical, Emotional, and Mental Health

By Zawn Villines The limbic system is a set of brain structures that plays a role in emotions, particularly those that evolved early and which play an important role in survival. Research has linked the limbic system to feelings of motivation and reward, learning, memory, the fight or flight response, ...
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How Mindful Parenting Differs From Just Being Mindful According to new research, children who experience mindful parenting are less likely to use drugs or get depression or anxiety.

BY JILL SUTTIE Mindfulness has been gaining traction as a way of improving individual well-being, from our health to our happiness and resilience. But according to critics, some mindfulness practitioners focus too much on self-improvement, to the point of becoming self-absorbed. Now, two new research studies paint a different picture, suggesting that ...
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