Meditation Not A Fix, Maybe Because You’re Not Broken: A Letter From Bev and Kerri

As I was struggling to finish my work in my office, one of my residents stopped by and noticed. I felt harried and I’m pretty sure I looked it. She mentioned she’d heard that I practice mindfulness meditation. I remarked that it comes in handy on days like I was having. Anyway, that’s just to […]

New Mindfulness Programs: A Letter from Bev

An open, “beginner’s” mind allows us to be receptive to new possibilities and prevents us from getting stuck in the rut of our own expertise, which often thinks it knows more than it does. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn in Full Catastrophe Living Greetings, I hope the moments that you read this message provide a pause in what […]

Mindfulness In 2017

It’s a little after 4:00 PM and I’m just catching my breath. I’ve been running all over the hospital trying to put out the usual psychiatric consultation fires. And I remember the message from Bev, the Director of our Mindfulness-Based Programs way last week. It was not the usual message we get about the mindfulness […]

Default Mode Network: Wandering

I’ve been mulling over the Default Mode Network (DMN) lately. What got me interested in the DMN was Dr. George Dawson’s Real Psychiatry blog post “Coffee Shop Neuroscience” published on October 22, 2016. Real Psychiatry: Coffee Shop Neuroscience https://t.co/OWUKq3RUvS Great post on the Default Mode Network — James Amos (@jamostheelder) November 29, 2016 The other […]

New Mindfulness Programs: A Letter from Bev

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different;  enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will);  being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz, mindfulness teacher & author Greetings, I hope you are […]