The holiday season is here and for many this can be a stressful time of year. There are gifts to buy, parties to attend and family and friends put demands on us that are not always easy to achieve. Add a stressful end of year at work, and family obligations, and pretty soon you're curled
Have you ever found yourself feeling completely overwhelmed and had no idea what to do about it? Have you ever had one of those days where everything went as planned without a hitch and without any effort? If you're like most people you've experienced both of those kinds of days - sometimes back to back.
Every day there's something in the news or online that is terrifying. It could be another school shooting, data breaches, anxiety about world leaders and war, climate change, etc... all of these things can make getting through each day difficult. We need more joy in our lives. We need to celebrate the little things
Spring is here! What a wonderful time to start fresh. For many people that means cleaning the house from top to bottom. Airing out the house and clearing out the cobwebs. It's great to do it for your home and even better to do some spring cleaning for your brain. What is spring cleaning for
All month long we've been talking about ways to kick anxiety to the curb. We've talked about getting more exercise and less screen time as well as joining a group or taking a class. We've offered some strategies to get unstuck from overthinking, too. Today, we're going to talk about mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability
It seems the world is becoming more and more chaotic. Record numbers of people, including children, are struggling with anxiety. This can include ruminating over a particular thought. For most of us, thoughts float in and out of our heads each day. Most don't register much consideration. However, when the news and other media outlets
Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions for 2017? If not, here are some new year's resolutions worth keeping. We've all done the tried and true resolutions, the ones like losing weight and going to the gym more often. Those last a week, maybe more if you're really ambitious and motivated. But those resolutions
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day of thanks spent with family and friends. Sounds nice, doesn't it? It's also the official start of the holiday season, which for many can be a dreaded time. If you're interested in surviving the holidays there are several things you can do right now. Surviving the Holidays Accept that things will
Today more than ever, practicing mindfulness is something we can all benefit from. If you spend most of your day in a fog you could benefit from mindfulness. If you forget your car keys because you're trying to remember when your son's next orthodontists appointment is scheduled, you could probably benefit from practicing some mindfulness.
(Source: Liveanddare.com) We've all heard it before, meditation is good for the body, mind and soul. Taking just 20 minutes a day to practice any form of meditation can have many positive effects on a person. We know there are many benefits of meditation, but what are they and how do you start