Thoughts simply aren't facts, they are mental events that pop up in the mind and are dependent on our mood.
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Mind traps are those habitual thinking styles we get caught in that inevitably trap us into a cascading snowball of reactivity that leads us to greater distress. Look this over, see if you identify with any of them.
Research suggests that parents hate parenting, so with all these built in challenges, is there something deeper besides just the evolutionary push that drives people to become parents?
Mindfulness is about being aware of what lens we're wearing when looking at life, so we can be more intentional.
Sometimes, in welcoming a difficult emotion as a guest in our house, we can approach and explore the feeling that's there with a kind attention. In doing this you may be amazed at what you find.
I felt that this particular letter could be a benefit to many and wanted to share it with you. I have also bolded some things that I felt stood out.
When I feel myself asking "Where did the day go?" I do some brief exercises that bring me to the present moment and remind myself that I'm living.
When your mind or behavior wanders, rather than buying into the self blame game, see if you can just treat it as a distraction, and realize that it's just the way the mind works.
Here are two simple steps to help you take stock of your life right now and shift to healthier living.
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