In our highly-driven culture, the common belief is that success depends on being competitive and pushing yourself to your limits. What if this approach proved to be more harmful than helpful? Recent research shows self-criticism and a competitive attitude create obstacles to achieving goals.
Self-Care: Am I Just Being Selfish?
Self-care begins with taking care of your basic needs including eating, sleeping, bathing, and medical needs.
Self-care also includes activities to help you relax and de-stress. It is also maintaining relationships and finding balance between work life and personal life. Failure to attend to these needs could result in exhaustion, burnout, illness, and even possible hospitalization.
Grief That Doesn’t Fit In: Part 2
If you have experienced a grief that is disenfranchised or if you recognize that others in your life may have, it is vital to find a way to make space for open mourning.
Often, when grief is disenfranchised, it is a result of beliefs about the way things should work and how people are supposed to relate to their world.
Lamenting a Loss
When loss occurred, the community took the time to surround those who had suffered and allowed them the emotional space to offer a cry of sorrow and grief. Often the community itself offered a cry of sorrow for a loss. This is far from our modern day thinking about grief.
The Landscape of Loss
We are a society that loves to acquire. So when loss comes (as it inevitably will) we find ourselves generally ill-equipped to respond.
Don’t Quit Your Resolutions
You decided to make positive changes in the New Year and within a few days or even hours, you slip up and revert to your old way of doing things. This does not mean that you should give up on your resolutions.
Weathering an Emotional Storm: Healing & Moving Forward
Weathering your emotional storm doesn’t end when the storm ends. There’s a process to healing & moving forward once the storm is over.
Comparison: The Joy Thief
You may be surprised at the difference in your happiness when you stop living by other people’s standards and start living by your own.
Resilience – Ways to Cultivate It
There are thought patterns and behaviors that one can adopt to help cultivate resilience. We are talking through 5 of them!
It Is Not About The Food – Part 3 of 3
As we continue in the holiday season, it is important to talk about boundaries – boundaries about your food choices.