Dismiss Whatever Insults Your Own Soul

It's been too long since we have posted on the A Kinder Voice blog. But now, more than ever, we need to hold steadfast to the practices of meditation. For our sanity. To hold an energy in the world that counteracts hatred and mistreatment of our fellows. To change our brain and change our world.  I have semi-retired to winter in Mexico and plan to blog from here--I look forward to talking with you soon. Here is the blog we had in the queue for posting, before the results of the presidential elections in the USA. It is a generalRead More

Everything is of the Nature to Change. Even Us.

When I started my career as a psychotherapist (more than 35-years ago now… yikes!), a predominant theory was that each of us has a “happiness set point” determined in childhood. This psychological set point acted as a ceiling on joy, determining how much optimism or satisfaction one could expect in life. Basically, you got what you got. Today, modern advances in neuroscience have blown the happiness set point theory to smithereens. It’s true that we acquire our emotional habits—and the thoughts and actions that go with them—early in childhood. But it’s also true that we’re not “stuck” with those patterns,Read More

Thérèse tells her Story

Thérèse tells her story of recovery from addiction and mindfulness meditation. 10:34 minutes

8th Step and Mindfulness with Thérèse

Thérèse discusses Step 8 at a "Mindfulness and 12-Step meeting" in Saint Paul, Minnesota, including a reading from her book, Mindfulness and the 12 Steps. 9:21 minutes  

Thérèse introduces “Mindfulness & the 12-Steps”

Q & A with author Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart on her book, "Mindfulness and the 12-Steps." 3:41 minutes

Q & A on Mindfulness & the 12-Steps

Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart responds to questions about her book, Mindfulness and the 12-Steps. 12:54 minutes.