There's increasing real evidence -- not just anecdotal -- for the bio-psychosocial relationship between stress, insomnia and depression, and the recurring, circular nature of these three unhealthy and unhappy states of mind and body.
Stop. Just stop. Stop mourning the end of summer. Stop dreading the start of winter. It's still a few months away. Be in the moment. Be in autumn. Be happy about it!
You can't eliminate stress, but you can choose how you respond to life's daily storms. How you eat and live plays a significant role.
Managing expectations often comes down to noticing your symptoms of overwhelm, identifying the expectation that's causing trouble and then flipping the expectation on its head.
Nobody wants to watch them. Neither do you, though. So this is an impasse, and you lose because you're legally bound to them.
One of my favorite pieces from the great Zig Ziglar goes like this: How many of you have a million dollar race horse, may I see your hands please? N...
To put it politely, they say "stuff" rolls downhill. In nursing homes, those at the very bottom of the hill are the nurse's' aides -- CNAs, as they are called.
By entering the stillness inside, you will cut through the static, mental movies or whatever else is playing inside your head. In the stillness, all the answers reside.
Attempting to control the world is always going to be futile. Yet there is one common factor within the ever-changing Universe that you can rely upon. You.
All too often we try to do it all by ourselves. It could be a task at work, it could be a project at home but more likely than not, it's something that we are experiencing on the inside. My advice? Let go!
've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and distracted. I'm wasting less time. I have the reins in my hands again. I haven't been this productive or at ease in quite a while.
Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.
We become so busy that we forget to rest: we are wrapped up in work, extracurriculars, projects. Everyone should take some time in the coming weeks -- whether you have holidays to celebrate or not -- and enjoy a bit of a break.
There is something special about being in a train -- the underground lights rapidly moving through darkness, the coffee smell, the moving flow of the wagons that brings you back to your grandmother's backyard rocking chair -- that makes me more meditative.
It is worth taking a moment to consider what impact the content and format of reporting has on our emotional lives and mental health and maybe even safety.
Wouldn't it be lovely if others always saw things our way...? Nah... probably be pretty boring, actually. But even though it would be dull and stifl...