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Seven Ways to Mindfully Prepare for Surgery

Every surgery, large or small, is stressful. Managing your stress can affect the outcome of surgery since stress depresses the immune system and provokes fear and its attendant chemical implications, which can prolong recovery. Researchers at Harvard and UC Davis have documented the benefits of preparing for surgery and reducing pre-operative stress. People who are […]

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Seven Mindfulness Categories for Managing Stress

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, in his classic book on mindfulness meditation, “Wherever You Go, There You Are,” recalls a poster of a seventy-ish yogi, Swami Satchitananda, in full white beard riding atop a surfboard with the caption, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” That is also the nature of stress in […]

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