It's easy to call someone a psychopath. You probably do it on a weekly, or even a daily basis. That dude who banged you and never called even though he PROMISED? Psychopath. Your boss who emails you about meeting Friday at 5:30pm? Psychopath. The new guy at the party who eats the last piece of pizza all willy-nilly without even asking? CLEARLY a psychopath.
Tools that give me the confidence that I know I need and the maturity I've developed in order to go after what I want without falling into the same mistakes I made in the past.
Jennifer Wright offers Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) training to Veterans and their families. She started with eight Veterans. One of those Vets introduced her to The Joseph House, a treatment-based shelter for Veterans in transition where she has worked the last two years.
Hacking into your auto-pilot is the antidote to habit formation. It is not initially rewarding, and often painful to build our self-awareness. Like solving the great mystery of you; collecting evidence, and looking for clues. It takes patience and courage.
As a next step, we need to ensure that funding from the federal government is in place to support community mental health centers that can offer screening and treatment services. Mental health prevention goes a long way in ensuring the overall well-being of our nation.
Talking is the first step towards meaningful change and building greater awareness, acceptance, and action. Today, I want you to break the silence and talk. Here are 5 tips that I recommend that might help you improve your MENTAL FITNESS!
Not only will sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays, they may stop you frowning, making your world much more calm. Don't dull your happiness with a frown. Some days you need to create your own sunshine.
These days, when I'm teaching a group fitness class, I choose my words carefully, knowing how much of an impact they can have. I emphasize how the exercises we do in class are in preparation for activities we do outside the gym.
A few weeks before I was due to give birth to my second son, I had the prescription filled. The spot on the stove was intentional. I wanted to see them. I needed to know they were there, patiently waiting for me to decide if and when I needed them. Their mere presence gave me comfort.
I'm no stranger to tough situations; my work has taken me into a lot of intensely challenging environments, from psychiatric hospitals to jails. I, ...
Last night, I saw a picture of myself at CrossFit on a friend's Facebook page: I am mid-deadlift and my growing muscles strain at the weight. My expression is one of intensity and fear. Will I die? Not anymore. I'm certain that after I set the bar on the ground, as always, my muscles trembled with the righteous fatigue of joy.
If meditation leads to a calm, stable mindset, I'm all in. Sadly, I am not a devout Buddhist, but I do have an understanding of what calms me down: my own "modern meditation," if you will.
By addressing how our responses to survivors play a critical role in the healing process, these women show that dealing with sexual assault should not be an individual's burden alone, but a collective responsibility we embrace with compassion and the utmost care.
For most people these things are encouraging... even motivational! For me though, I've come to realize the importance of NOT pushing myself.
Another day goes by, another mainstream media report about domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse and the statistics. The big-ticket items ...
Think how wonderful the world would be if we all did what made us happy. Wouldn't it be amazing to live in a world where we let go of the "shoulds" and followed our hearts to what was truly important to us?
We live in a society where many people tend to gravitate toward "black and white thinking" and extremes. The nutrition and fitness industries are frau...
Mental health is something that is widely disregarded amongst the black community. If someone of color is facing mental uncertainties, we only seem to label them as the "crazy" family member or friend, gossip about their "craziness," and ask everybody in the church to pray for them.
People are too ashamed to get care because of stigma. They wait far too long and then when they finally try and it's complicated and hard to access. They finally get it and it's low quality. It's rushed. This all needs to change.
Back in 2014, Dunham's memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, included a list of things that keep her up at night. Meanwhile, a realistic, yet not overly dramatized depiction of OCD gets a good amount of screen time on Girls in the form of Dunham's character. But is there such a thing as too revealing?