Inspire Change

“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.”
– Anaïs Nin


Below, you will find a number of resources and links which are highly recommended. These include MBSR™ research and tools among others. Some of these resources can be viewed or listened to without even leaving this site. Undoubtedly, you will find numerous ones that interest you and offer useful, beneficial tools. If you have any further questions, please contact us.


Does Stress Rule Your World? 
Written by Lucy K. Ziegler LPC, MBSR; Originally published in the Hill Country Weekly Newspaper. (download PDF) Article on the complexities of stress and the effects and benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction™.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook™ by Bob Stahl Ph.D. and Elisha Goldstein Ph.D. (sample chapter) Readers turn to this book once a week gradually improving their ability to relieve intense stress and reconnect with the present. The workbook invites readers to participate in formal and informal practices and use fill-in exercises to reflect and track their progress.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction™ (download PDF) Extensive Wikipedia article on the background and current uses and benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction™.

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit by Judson Brewer MD, Ph.D. at TEDMED, Palm Springs, CA (download PDF) Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer on how we can use mindfulness to harness the brain’s habit-forming process to build more nourishing habits that aren’t steered by cravings.

5 Steps for How to Choose a Counselor Hill County Weekly Magazine (download PDF) Choosing to go to counseling is really about change. That takes courage. Choosing a counselor is part of that change. Be brave and remember that you have choices and the right to ask questions. Besides, you can always change counselors if you choose.

3 Survival Tips for the Holidays Lucy K. Ziegler LPC, MBSR (download PDF) Suggestions for to prepare for a safer (physically and emotionally) Holiday Season and avoid being uncomfortable.


Special Report on Mindfulness™ Anderson Cooper’s 60 Minutes Special Report segment on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction™. Highly recommended. 


The Mindful Way Through Depression  Cognitive psychologist Zindel Segal discusses The Mindful Way Through Depression at TEDxUTSC.  Zindel V. Segal is a cognitive psychologist, a specialist on depression and one of the founders of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). 


A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit Judson Brewer MD, Ph.D discusses how we can use mindfulness to harness the brain’s habit-forming process to build more nourishing habits that aren’t steered by cravings.


Why Mindfulness is a Superpower Short animation on how practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your well-being


How Meditation Can Manage Chronic Pain and Stress Picture this: you’re in a doctor’s office, and the doctor tells you that he or she is going to give you an injection. By the time they bring the needle out, you’ve already felt half the pain you’re going to feel just by mentally preparing yourself for, arguably, worse pain than you’re ever going to get with just that needle. That’s because much of pain itself is psychological—and an effective way to mitigate this is by simple mediation. Just a one-day “boot camp” of meditation can make a difference, says Daniel Goleman.


Taming Your Monkey Mind by Lucy K. Ziegler LPC, MBSR Slideshow briefly covering mind-chatter thoughts of the past, future, and present, with the benefits and techniques to calm them.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction™ by Lucy K. Ziegler LPC, MBSR Outlined presentation about the varieties and effects of stress, and how Mindfulness practices can help reduce those negative outcomes.



Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD (Amazon reference)

Judson Brewer, PhD (Amazon reference)

Saki Santorelli (Amazon reference)


Innova Recovery – Kasi Howard, PhD. – 210.254.3618

I Am Mind & Body Wellness – Susan Mengden, PhD. – 210.253.9763


“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
~ Buddha