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An article by Tammy Lea McKaskle (Maiden Name)

So, What Do You Mean by “Acceptance?”
Etymologically, acceptance is to take what is offered. In a therapeutic setting, it is the active nonjudgmental embracing of experience in the here-and-now. It is unconditional friendliness, and the metaphorical reminder that under any circumstance a good friend is someone who sticks around. In acceptance, we take what arises, just as it is, and with friendliness we embrace… continue reading
 

Also, check out this more recent article at Voyage Denver

 

Websites for Online Meditations and Teachings

  • Live Mindfully – A Chicago-based blog that encourages practice and being in the here-and-now
  • Dharma Ocean – Guided meditations and teachings from a center devoted to the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Naropa University
  • Shambhala Meditation Center – Center in Boulder, also founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, that offers mindfulness-based teachings and practices

 

Recommended Books

Start where you are: A guide to compassionate living by P. Chödrön

There is nothing wrong with you: Going beyond self-hate by C. Huber

The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by G. De Becker

On My Own: The Art of Being a Woman Alone by F. Falk

Waking the tiger: Healing trauma by P. A. Levine

The willpower instinct: How self-control works, why it matters, and what you can do to get more of it by K. McGonigal

Mind beyond death by D. Ponlop

The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole by A. Schwartz

Mindsight: The new science of personal transformation by D. J. Siegel

What really helps: Using mindfulness and compassionate presence to help, support, and encourage others by K. K. Wegela

 

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