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A Shift in Perspective

It’s so easy to feel down on ourselves or beat ourselves up for something that doesn’t go as well as planned. Whether you were shooting for the moon and landed among the stars (so you’re able to remind yourself to feel good about where you got) or feel like you missed the entire galaxy, a […]

Three Things to Know About Mindfulness

Have you noticed what’s at the top of best seller lists and at the checkout counter of most grocery stores?  It’s adult coloring books!  As we’ve become more focused on increasing productivity, multi-tasking and goal achievement, our minds and bodies have suffered from the constant fatigue, crankiness and feeling overwhelmed. Becoming mindful is much more […]

How Chronic Illness Affects Mental Health

Chronic illness can sometimes be considered invisible because the outward effects may not be seen by others, however the effects on the body and mind of the afflicted can often be debilitating. Once diagnosed, doctors can be primarily focused on the immediate physical symptoms, but far too often overlook the impacts an illness has on […]

Social Media and Mental Wellness

How do you feel after scrolling? Seriously, ask yourself. Pick your favorite social media platform and imagine yourself scrolling through for an hour or so. How are you feeling after that hour? Do you feel empowered? Motivated? Or do you feel down on yourself, like you “don’t quite measure up?”  If you feel the latter, […]

Death

There is no running away from this reality. You and I know that this will eventually be our fate. But, what happens when death suddenly snatches someone without notice? The pain can feel unmanageable. First, there’s the shock of the unexpected and then immediate denial. May be, I’ve misunderstood. This just can’t be!  Then sadness slowly […]

THE WHAT, WHY and HOW of MEDITATION

The thing that hurts you most in life is your own untamed mind. The thing that can help you the most in life is a disciplined mind. When the wild mind is untamed, it can be very harmful. If we learn to tame our minds, then it can help us by reducing our suffering and […]

Benefits of Journaling

When you were a teenager, you might have kept a diary hidden under your mattress. It was a place to confess your struggles and fears without judgment or punishment. It likely felt good to get all of those thoughts and feelings out of your head and down on paper. You may have stopped using a […]

Softening the Barbs of Anger

Anger is such an obvious problem in the world today.   Consider recent news stories covering the riots in Hong Kong, the “town hall” in South Bend, IN, after yet another incident of apparent abuse of law enforcement power, the #metoo movement and Black Lives Matter. There is obviously a lot of anger in our world, […]

DADS AND DISCIPLINE

One of the most common beliefs in our society is that it is necessary and desirable for dads to use their authority to control, direct and train their children.  Dads are sometimes designated as the disciplinarian (“Wait til your Father gets home!”) or the source of all decisions (“I know best.  Someday you will thank […]

Three Free Things You Can Do to Feel Better TODAY

Most Americans deal with or will deal with depression and anxiety at some point in their lives. 40 million adults every year suffer from one or the other, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America – and that’s only what is reported! While we always encourage that you seek help from a professional in […]

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