5 Easy Ways to Add Some Mindfulness to Your Day
by Angie Kingma on November 1st, 2021
The science behind the benefits of Mindfulness skills is irrefutable. Some of the benefits include both better physical health (reduced blood pressure for one), emotional regulation and enhanced mental functioning (greater focus, clarity and confidence). Ironically.....  Read More
How to Recover When Life Sets You Back
by Angie Kingma on October 1st, 2021
Every day, setbacks happen to millions of people all over the world. From minor career obstacles to serious life-or-death situations, life is full of difficult moments and challenging circumstances...  Read More
10 natural practices to reduce stress and boost a calm mindset
by Angie Kingma on September 1st, 2021
There are many natural ways to reduce anxiety and increase a sense of calm. It's wise to lessen anxiousness, not just because it's unpleasant, but also because it has a detrimental effect on your overall health and wellbeing. These 10 natural practices will help you do just that.  Read More
How Meditation Improves Your Mental Health and Productivity
by Angie Kingma on August 2nd, 2021
We live in a time where productivity and determination are needed to succeed and accomplish the things that are important to us. That applies whether you're self-employed, volunteer, work for someone else or are achieving goals around the home.  Read More
How Mindfulness Apps Can Fail You
by Angie Kingma on July 1st, 2021
What concerns me more and more with the advent of new Mindfulness apps is the reaction from the clients who explain how they’ve practiced mindfulness through an app but concluded that it “didn’t help” them  Read More
Allowing Your Stress to Fall Challenge
by Angie Kingma on September 21st, 2018
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus We are starting the most colourful season of the year and it comes and goes in a flash. Most of us recognize the changes in our scenery but how many of us truly immerse ourselves in the changes we see in nature at this time of year? So many of us are overwhelmed with our day-to-day responsibilities that we end up defaulting to...  Read More
Copycat Suicides, is there anything that can be done?
by Angie Kingma on June 12th, 2018
Copycat suicides, also referred to as suicide clusters, can happen when high profile individuals tragically end their lives. These suicides are widely covered by news media outlets such as the cases with the tragic recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. Copycat suicides can also be triggered when there is a suicide of another person known to him/her, particularly if that person had ex...  Read More
Tragedy and Terror are Everywhere - What Do You Say to Your Kids?
by Angie Kingma on September 11th, 2017
Every generation is said to be shaped, influenced and molded by the major world events that they experience. These events hit us so deeply that most of us can remember where we were when we “heard the news”  Read More
A Teacher’s Reflections on Finishing an 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Program
by Angie Kingma on May 12th, 2017
I’ve been teaching MBCT courses for just over 10 years now.  Honestly, it is a true honour and privilege to be able to run these groups.  I’m always so amazed when I get to the end of the 8 weeks, and, without fail, after hearing the participants’ main take-aways, I always walk away thinking and knowing “this program really works”.   

I remind myself about that because delivering the program is n

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Mindful Parenting Moments are Revitalizing!
by Angie Kingma on November 8th, 2016
​This morning started off as a typical Tuesday morning, following our usual routine for the most part. But then a mindful moment turned my morning mood state from relatively neutral mood to a joyful mood.  

I had just dropped my daughter off at school and just as I was pulling into the driveway, my phone rang with the school's number on display. I knew it was probably my daughter saying that she ha

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Self-Compassion: The Superhighway to Long-Term Health
by Angie Kingma on April 21st, 2014
The complexity and stress of our everyday lives seems to be soaring at a rapid pace. Of course our stress levels go up and down depending on the circumstances of our lives, but life seems to serve up difficult moments on an almost daily basis!  I don’t think I’m alone when I think to myself: “How do people do it…How do they keep all of those balls up in the air and still maintain some quality of l...  Read More
True Refuge Webinar Blog
by Angie Kingma on November 14th, 2013
When I found out that Tara Brach, Ph.D., was going to be featured in a webinar hosted by The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM), I immediately scheduled it into my google calendar so that I wouldn’t miss it.  Dr. Ruth Buczynski, President and Licensed Psychologist at NICABM, interviewed Tara about her latest book called True Refuge:  Finding Peace and F...  Read More
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