Loving-kindness meditations are all about allowing ourselves to have the things like joy and happiness in our life.
If I was able to give advice to my adolescent self, this is what I would say.
Today I thought we’d focus on perspective and the idea of helping us feel better and more mindful is to focus on perspective.
Trauma doesn’t need to be a life sentence. There are benefits to trauma and all of us in this world.
I’m encouraging people not to be self-centered but to be selfish in that they are a priority.
Don’t worry, almost no one has everything figured out. It’s okay to make mistakes.
Today we’re going to focus on being “one” mindful. It’s one of the mindfulness skills.
Attention, it’s an act of paying attention to something that is happening in the world around you.
Curiosity is great to use for mental health. First of all, everybody can access it and doesn’t take any extra effort or any extra power.
The world is judgmental. It would be great if people didn’t judge others on seemingly every little thing. It would even be better if everyone liked everyone else, but sadly this in not the case.
Relaxing does not always come easy to everyone. Dr. Kim DiRé shares a technique called progressive relaxation that she uses to help create a state of relaxation and equilibrium for your nervous system.
Did you know your brain never stops thinking? It is true, however most people do not pay attention to their thoughts on a regular basis. With mindfulness, though, we learn to pay attention to our thoughts and our emotions as well as the way we interpret things.
Curiosity is truly a great thing. It is the perfect antidote to boredom. Look around you and there are things you can be curious about. If you see something that you want to know more about – great! Grab your computer or phone and research it.
Life has its fair share of ups and downs. If you are struggling with depression, please hear this – it’s going to be OK! You matter and are worthy. It is OK to reach out and ask for help because no one – not one single person – has it all figured out. Everyone struggles from time to time.
We are taught as a child that life is not always fair, that things will not always go our way. However, as we grow into adulthood, it is easy to turn unfair situations into a time of self-pity, or even depression. Thankfully, there is an easy concept to avoid going down this path. Self-Compassion.
What is your first memory have shame? Perhaps it is from childhood after being placed in your first time-out. Or maybe you remember it more clearly in your teenage years. Whatever it may be, shame is a feeling we all struggle with and it is essential that we learn about overcoming shame and the steps to take to recover from it.
Are you part of the transgender community or do you identify yourself as being transgender? Do you have a healthy relationship with food? With your body?
The best practice for healthy eating is being consistent with your eating every day. But, before you can practice healthy eating, you need to know what that looks like for you. It may be different from one person to the next. So, ask yourself some questions.
Healthy Futures started offering individualized movement and exercise therapy and eating disorder programs in January of 2015. Their exercise wellness plans are designed specifically for people that are struggling with an eating disorder.
If you struggle with unhealthy behaviors, try a different technique. Imagine you have an itch. Feeling that itch now? Now, don’t scratch it! Instead, pause and think about it. Observe and describe the itch.