Ask yourself, "Is this contributing to my wholeness?" and if you're getting constructive criticism, if you're dedicating effort toward a meaningful goal, and you feel uncomfortable... it is.
With enough kindness towards youtself, enough head pats and good snacks, you grow fond of the person you are because of, and in spite of, losing your mom.
The morning of my mental health emergency, I knew something wasn't normal shortly after opening my eyes.
It is easy enough to point out research correlating far off and away terms like racism, cultural bias, or white privilege, and grouping peoples (Mexicans become Latin, Japanese become Asian) for convenience. It puts it all out there.... somewhere else.... away from us.
Ahh, the holidays. For many of us regular gratitude practicers, this extra grateful time of year can seem like a bit like more of the same... Someti...
I want to be clear; I know and see daily the challenges and suffering dementia can bring. I also know and see daily the beautiful joys and learning it can bring, to those experiencing it and those that care for them. Can we have a perspective on dementia that holds both the challenges and the joys? They are not mutually exclusive.
If you find yourself down or depressed during the holidays, you very well may be doing one or more of these steps, consciously or unconsciously
I used to think a lot about work-life balance and often felt really out of balance. Call it what you will -- adaptive transitioning or the delayed...
True courage is about looking inwards, not outwards. Being able to stand firm in a place of vulnerability and to flourish and grow with honesty and humility is a strength beyond measure. This is the power of emotional wisdom.
I ate lunch alone for months and remained stoic until one day I came home, went straight to my room and burst into tears. The pain of my loneliness could no longer be contained. My mom came in and sat down on the bed beside me.
You cannot give or praise your children into having good self-esteem. You can, however, support them in a loving, positive way while they find their own path to those good feelings about their own abilities and character.
If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.
In grade school, I remember my teacher passing out an assignment and telling each student to "keep your eyes on your own paper." Perhaps she was simply trying to teach 8-year-olds to not cheat, but hidden within that phrase is also a deeper message about what really matters.
Depression isn't weakness. It's an illness. I think this message will make itself clearer as more people feel free to talk about it. So here I am, talking about it.
For me, truth lies in the faith of forgiveness, and when I surrender to this "faith of forgiveness," a newfound freedom enters my life. I don't believe that forgiveness is a one-time act, but rather an unfolding process.
Social support can help us sustain any practice. One powerful way to build appreciation in your life is to exchange daily emails or texts with a "gratitude buddy" where you each list one to three things you're grateful for that day.
We are creating a generation of kids who are folding under the pressure. After all, by definition, most people who take part in competitions lose. As the testing starts earlier, this also makes for divided classrooms. Children who don't do well right away tend to write themselves off early on.
Every time an individual creates a connection to his or her emotional state they are in effect enhancing their Emotional Intelligence. There are several ways to increase Emotional Intelligence, not mentioned here.
Utilizing smart pricing when selling your wares, be they products, services or subscriptions, is a must if you want to succeed in a competitive mark...
Whether you're trying to change your own behavior or trying to influence others, loss aversion can be a powerful form of motivation.