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Elisa Goldstein, Ph.D.Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
A blog about mindfulness, stress-reduction, psychotherapy and mental health.

Make a Difference

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. Updated: Dec 20th 2012

giveAs much as the holidays are a time or relaxation, celebration and a scattered hurrying to fight busy crowds to buy presents and get deals for family and friends. It’s also a time that reminds us to look at the majority of people on this planet that don’t have the privilege to do that. Almost three years ago I edited a book called A Mindful Dialogue with interviews from leaders like Jack Kornfield, Daniel Siegel, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Salzberg and so many more. Editing and contributing to the book ended up being a gift to myself because of the enormous sense of purpose I felt when over $3,000 was raised as 100% of the proceeds went to Save the Children.  

Allow this time of year to be a reminder to practice contributing to the world. You only realize what a gift giving is when you make it a regular practice. It’s the sense that what we do matters on this planet.

It’s the ultimate anti-anxiety and anti-depressant. The core of those experiences is feeling disconnected and this automatically makes you feel connected and that life is meaningful.

That sense of purpose is more powerful than anything we could imagine when it comes to our mental health. 

Think about it right now. In what ways do you and can you contribute. Even a small act or donation can go a long way. Don’t let today pass away without thinking about this and making a plan. 

It’s for your mental health and the betterment of the world. You really do make a difference. 

If you want to get a gift you can get A Mindful Dialogue: A Path Toward Working with Stress, Pain and Difficult Emotions as an Ebook and Save the Children. 

Allow this to be a great experiment to bring into the rest of the year. 

In gratitude,

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles and is author of the upcoming book The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations.

Check out Dr. Goldstein's acclaimed CD's on Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Mindful Solutions for Addiction and RelapsePrevention, and Mindful Solutions for Success and Stress Reduction at Work. -- "They are so relevant, I have marked them as one of my favorites on a handout I give to all new clients" ~ Psychiatrist.

If you're wanting to integrate more mindfulness into your daily life, sign up for his Mindful Living Twitter Feed. Dr. Goldstein is also available for private psychotherapy.

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