Archive for the ‘Stories from Our Work’ Category

Managing anger through mindful self-regulation

It is part of the human experience to feel anger, as well as other strong emotions like fear and resentment. Read on to for how to approach these emotions from a mindful perspective, the Lipstick Lady’s story, and a practice you can use right now.

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Transforming Lives, Shifting Culture

We are thrilled to be equipping the staff of various city agencies this year with mindfulness tools that lower their stress levels and help them maintain focus and calm in challenging situations. The Baltimore Station Executive Director commented, “I was struck by the openness and increased introspection among the staff. With SHINE, we created a space … so that regardless of staff position, they all began to relate positively to one another.”

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Gratitude from a SHINE Participant

In SHINE, we emphasize gratitude because of the powerful effects it has on the physical body, as well as mental and emotional outlook. Research shows that people who practice gratitude by keeping a gratitude journal are healthier, more optimistic and more likely to achieve their goals.

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