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Welcome Joy

Sometimes little habits have big pay offs. I appreciate Rick Hanson’s message of finding the low intensity yet meaningful moments of ‘joy’ in the day. Then the cultivation of these brief moments into a mind set and we are able to experience more sense of ease in our life....

The mindfulness practice “R.A.I.N.”

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., has written this outline of the mindfulness practice “R.A.I.N.”?I first heard of this tool from Tara Brach and it has since become an everyday practice. Sometimes media descriptions of mindfulness can lead people to think it’s just about living in the moment. It is much more...

Making a Case for Sober Dating | The Ferentz Institute

Here is an article that addresses an important issue. During a therapy session I was sitting with a very bright, successful, attractive and single thirty-something who was expressing her frustrations about the dating scene. ?Every time I agree to go out with someone new, things feel great for the...