To make room for loss, do what you can to open your heart and breathe the breath of life. The more you fill your heart with love and appreciation, the more space you make for healing and growth. Here are eight ideas:
As a psychotherapist, I know that kind of talk is unhelpful at best, and damaging at worst, and yet I still fall victim to it. Because we all do. And it takes work to change it. But it's worth it. Healthy self-appraisal is associated with reduced depression and anxiety, more satisfying relationships, and improved overall quality of life.
March was MS Awareness Month and although March is over I believe it's vitally important to continue the discussion of what it's like to live with a disability or illness. Raising awareness and educating others can lead to better emotional health and, hopefully, produce more tolerance and compassion for one another.
There are a million ways to let spring influence your life. Let yourself breathe, rest, enjoy the people you love, and allow yourself to let go of those who make you feel insecure and unhappy. Get inspired by your world and community and enjoy the soul change this season!
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.
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...
Good teeth. A sense of humor. Physically attractive. Can be trusted. Dresses well. Easy to talk to. These are some of the common features men and women say they look for in a partner. But new research is suggesting another overlooked quality may be a key to lasting relationships: humility.
It's a huge misgiving to solely place blame on "suicidal tendencies" during horrendous events like the Germanwings crash, because it conflates suicide with the intention to hurt other people.
I want to propose two paths for protecting the public as well as protecting people with serious mental illnesses. They call for real time performance information on those entrusted with our safety.
I don't know if that is the case or not, and it's possible that Lubitz's intentions will never be known, but it is irresponsible to link the crash to his mental health.
It's important to reconsider the romanticized notion that being your own boss is the key to happiness in life. Although there are many benefits to being an entrepreneur, for some, the psychological toll isn't worth it.
You will find one small sliver of hope. Not the hope you lost, not the one that was missing. But something more durable and easier to hold on to---a hope that was given, with the sole purpose of having it be found.
Fact is, if we ate more mindfully, many of us wouldn't even need an actual diet plan to lose excess weight and feel better about ourselves and our bodies in the present moment.
Many people who enter rehab for various mental health issues sometimes do not know how to take advantage of the advice given to them. Many of these people go to rehab multiple times and still are not sure how to handle their mental health issues.
Dearest Friends -- Now is the time to remember who we are. We are not as the corporations would have us. Our value is not in our ability to consume ...
Although the focus of our cognitive behavioral approach to permanent weight loss is on helping people change how they think so they can make long lasting changes in their eating, we do provide them with certain guidelines about food.
We need to do something about the failure of our prisons as a repository for the mentally ill. Through a series of unintended consequences we've sabotaged our mental health system and relegated the management of mental illness to a penal system designed to imprison and punish.
This is an interview with Sara K. Schneider, who wrote about law enforcement in her book, "Art of Darkness: Ingenious Performances by Undercover Operatives, Con Men, and Others."
We recently attended the Omega Mindfulness & Education Conference in New York City where we were inspired by connecting with our community of flawless activists.
If you only read Shulevitz's article, you might believe an epidemic of overly dramatic rape victims and overly-sensitivity responses to them was sweeping the country.