When you make friends with the present moment, you feel at home no matter where you are. When you don't feel at home in the Now, no matter where you go, you will carry unease with you.
When you're helping someone build resilience, you're a witness, guide, and resource while that person undergoes the struggle. What you want is for your teen to come through the academic pressure or the break up of a friendship with a stronger sense of self and belief in his or her abilities.
Life is too short to fear rejection. The future isn't promised, so worrying about it won't do you any good. There's nothing like the feeling of being courageous enough to go after what you want. It's a rewarding feeling to at least try something even if the situation doesn't play out as you expected.
My patient and I were walking down the tiled floors of the hospital ward, past the other patients' rooms, every door flung open like in a college dormitory but none of the rooms very inviting. We were almost around the bend by the elevator when he looked up at me and said: "You know something? Every man in my family has died at the age of 53."
While giving to others is a good and loving act, giving to the point of sacrificing your own health, wealth and happiness is not loving or good, because living this way is not loving to a very important person -- you.
I've realized that it's more important to be myself than it is to be positive. And as a result, when I am positive, it is genuine and authentic.
We've grown weary, disconnected, distracted or detached. We've lost our connection with our inner fire -- our unique experience of being alive and belonging in a greater sense to others, and the world around us.
Cystic fibrosis came to stay on Good Friday 1986 at 5 p.m. when my giggly toddler was 22 months old. It began to take her breath away before we even knew what it was.
Truth be told, grief makes a lot of people uncomfortable. It's hard to see someone you care about torn up emotionally. It's natural to want to fix them, but that's just not possible. Therefore, the most helpful thing you can do for someone who is hurting is to offer to just be there for them in whatever capacity they need.
Sometimes I think there are as many ways of describing mindfulness as there are brands of shampoo. This can be confusing. So we asked many of the experts we interviewed to put it in their own words. Here is what they told us.
Your thoughts and emotions served you naturally and effortlessly. Suddenly there was an explosion of emotional understanding that lasts for a lifetime. The person who understands this secret lives his whole life with a youthful mind.
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.
Quiet your inner voice and truly focus on what the other person is saying. Rather than think about what you will say next or how you will respond, really listen to the words and meaning of the person you are speaking with.
October is WorldatWork's National Work and Family Month. What a great time to take a few minutes and make sure that your 'work-life equation' is working for you.
Many of our lives are centered on taking care of the needs of everyone around us aside from ourselves. Sometimes the responsibilities we have in life feel like an overwhelming burden. Taking care of ourselves doesn't have to be a chore, an obligation or something that is experienced as yet another burden.
You are definitely more than just a job title. Focus on the aspects of who you are that you like the most and seek to fulfill them on a daily basis. You'll feel better about yourself and your situation, and maybe you'll even develop a healthier perspective about your identity than you had when you were working full time.