Is it time to stop being so hard on yourself! So many of us can often be - hard on ourselves.
My guest in this podcast, Lalli Dana Drobny invites you to befriend your own goodness through practicing mindfulness.
Drobny, who has been teaching mindfulness classes in Santa Barbara for many years, suggests that practicing 'embodied mindfulness'- listening to your body (mind, heart and gut) - to determine what you are feeling.
Then, if you are able to allow yourself to feel - and stay with - the uncomfortable emotion for 90 seconds, it will dissolve.
Drobny shares a few simple mindfulness exercises, including a 'metta' meditation, in which you repeat to yourself, calmly, while inhaling and exhaling:
Autism - it's an all-to-common diagnosis for children on the Central Coast and across the country. But, treatment for the disease has come a long way in the past 50 years.
One of the most effective modern therapies for Autism was developed at the UC Santa Barbara Koegel Autism Center. I spoke with one of the center's founders, Dr. Lynn Koegel, to find out more about the Pivotal Response Treatment therapy she and her husband, Dr. Robert Koegel, developed during their 30 years of working in the field.