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Best of Our Blogs: May 13, 2011

By Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
Associate Editor

Marketers are so good at making it sound like your problems will disappear with a sweep of their magic wand. It could be a pill, the perfect exercise machine, skin cream, a juicer or the latest gadget to cure whatever ails you.

And we want to buy into the magic. It’s so easy to want to believe that life’s greatest issues can be cured with a single product or belief. But in most cases, real change takes hard work-deep in the trenches kind of hard.

Sometimes we’re not ready to face that change. Believing in easy solutions can feel like an easy remedy when the truth of what we need to do is too great.

Are you going through this now? Is there something you have been denying that needs your attention? Hope you’ll take some time this weekend to revisit the things in your life that you have been neglecting. The first post below might help you do just that.

Work: How to Use Our Computers to Plug into Mindfulness

(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – If you’re flipping through multiple windows while checking your email and reading this post, you’re probably using technology to waste time. Why not use technology to be more mindful instead? Read these for fun tips on how to do so.

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Best of Our Blogs: May 13, 2011

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  1. I know it sounds cliché, but marketers target vulnerability that often started from our childhood issues. We need to protect our children now by helping them gain confidence and feel secure. As adults it takes a long time and much dialogue to resolve issues often caused by events of many years earlier. Sometimes people don’t want to face their emotional hurt and look for a quick solution to a long term problem. I hope we continue to become more open with and supportive of each other though. That might help.

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