New alternative program helps reduce stress
by Cheryl Ann Borne
The Courier News and The Home News Tribune, April 21, 2009, and on MyCentralJersey.com
“It’s not the events of our lives that stress us, but rather the interpretation of those events.”
New-age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. That quote is from Epictetus in 50 A.D.
Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness of being in the present moment. This enables us to overcome matters that stress us.