There is strength in allowing the people around you to see the darker parts of who you are. If we all hide that, then how can we ever help each other? How can we ever understand? There's a truth behind eating disorders that many are afraid to share, because they're just as ashamed as I was, and I understand that. But it's something we should talk about.
Mindfulness can improve your relationships in many ways by changing how you connect and interact with others. Here are three reasons that mindfulness matters in a relationship...
April Fools' Day, which also marks the kick-off of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Today alone, an estimated 9 people will be killed, and over 1,000 injured, in distracted driving crashes throughout the U.S.
Trust me -- I get it! As a full-time working mom with four small children, I'm plagued with not enough hours in the day. So here are six simple tips to keep you consistently working out.
We have never met. But last year, this compassionate woman rescued an injured dog from the streets on the outskirts of Cairo. I am grateful to her for starting the journey that would bring this dog into my life.
We teach our children to love themselves. We praise their accomplishments and tell them how wonderful they are. We hope they never feel a moment of shame and unworthiness. We do all this for our children, and maybe we should do more of this for ourselves.
The truth is, we know very little about how childhood concussions influence the risk for dementia in adulthood. We need to accelerate this research so that parents and coaches can make better decisions about youth sport participation, practice policies and competition rules.
My husband was inspired: "The mask is part of your spacesuit!" he told Andrew. "You need to breathe different air because you are going to a different atmosphere!" He told him that the MRI machine was a rocket ship, and he would be traveling to different planets.
This is why I fell in love with my coworkers and with our nursing profession. I cannot look at this picture without getting a little teary. If you're religious, what religion you practice, whatever it is you may believe in... none of it matters. When we've had a horrific outcome,...
There was an 8-year-old crying at after-school pick up today. She was almost hysterical, racing back and forth, saying she wanted to go home, and that she was afraid. I asked the counselor what was going on and it seemed the young girl...
I don't know how many people learn about the revolutionary Dorothea Dix in school any more, but for people involved with mental health advocacy, she is a shining light and one of the great women of history. It is poignant for me that...
It's not going to be easy. It will take time -- too much time it feels like, but your dreams are possible. Don't let your dreams die with you -- like they did with my father. They are in your mind and heart for a reason. We only get one life to live. Make it count.
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This a talk from the Beyond Conference I gave in March, 2015 about living life in the present. I spoke about my weight loss journey and recovering from a seizure I had in October, 2014.
A good indicator of where your permission levels are in relation to self-nurturing and well-being is the degree of anxiety or guilt you experience when you are not being productive, or just spending a day in bed or other forms of indulgence.
If you have loved your mother enough to feel the pain of her hurting you, and the pain of you hurting her, you are a good daughter.
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Surely if you hate your job it's no big deal; don't most people collect their paycheck while dreaming of retirement? After all, your Aunt Mildred never fails to remind you that, "They call it work for a reason" -- so aren't we supposed to be miserable at work? Well...no, unless you're a masochist, obviously.
Like the old expression to kill two birds with one stone (sorry birds), adding mindfulness to exercise helps you boost both your mental and physical fitness at the same time. And exercising mindfully helps you get in the zone, making exercise easier, more enjoyable and energizing.
For a 10-minute practice, do 4 rounds of the following sequence (a round is the sequence practiced on both the right and left sides). In round 1, hold each pose for 30 seconds, or 5-6 breaths. In rounds 2 and 3, hold each pose for 10-12 seconds, or 2 breaths. And in round 4, hold each pose for 5-6 seconds, or 1 breath.
Ahh, Downward-Facing Dog--so peaceful, so restorative, so blissful. And such a long journey to get to that point. Even though it may be a "resting" pose for me now, for a long time, it required just as much work and effort as any other strength-building posture.
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Gregg Jacobs is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the UMass Memorial Medical Center and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on how human sleep patterns have changed over time, healthier and more effective alternatives to sleeping pills, and how to reverse our worst sleep habits and behaviors.