Ira Israel, LPCC, LMFT, E-RYT500,
is a psychotherapist, certified yoga therapist, and the author of several books, including Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety. He has graduate degrees in psychology, philosophy, and religious studies, has taught mindfulness to thousands of fellow therapists, and writes about mindfulness and yoga exclusively for the Huffington Post.
Many of us would benefit from learning how to dis-identify with the mental chatter in our heads and cultivate equanimity and non-reactivity. These qualities help us make healthy, long-term decisions and engender loving, positive, secure, and supportive attachments to other people.