May 9, 2011 — It seems everyone is complaining about how busy their lives are. And everything we do feels so important that it must be done now or else. We all know we should stop and smell the proverbial roses, but who has time? Can’t we do that later? Not so fast says Tara Brach, author of the best-selling book Radical Acceptance. She says all our busyness means we’re not in our lives, we’re in our heads. And sitting and doing nothing, even for brief periods of time, can change our psychology and even our neurological wiring. Dr. Dan Gottlieb talks about integrating Eastern thinking with Western psychology with Tara Brach, Ph. D. Brach is a psychologist and internationally renowned expert on Buddhist meditation and the founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C.
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