Life brings with it inevitable challenges, yet today it can seem as if those challenges are being presented to us at an increasing rate. How many of us are familiar with feeling overwhelmed physically or mentally, or have the sense that the changes we want for ourselves, our family and our society appear to be out of reach? Challenging conversations and uncomfortable feelings seem to greet us daily with little time to gather our thoughts before responding from a place that can sadly be driven by anxiety or defensiveness.
One of the most difficult times to attempt trusting in goodness is during, or immediately after, a tragedy when our thoughts and emotions wrestle with the apparent absence of any goodness at all. Might we be able to walk through our challenges with more courage if we had a deep-seated conviction that goodness is available, despite our difficulties? Possibly. But, trusting in the presence of goodness takes practice, as it does any new skill. When done regularly, it can develop into a lifelong habit.
International bestselling author and neuropsychologist Rick Hanson is an expert in brain neuroplasticity. That’s a mouthful, but all it really means is that you have the power to change your brain through the experiences you choose to have and, by doing so, also change your state of mind to one of peace, calm, and happiness.
If you’ve ever found yourself uninspired, unmotivated or unmoved in your current job, career path or life path, then perhaps it’s time to consider becoming unmistakable.
The word beauty has come to represent a billion-dollar industry that promises women ways to look younger by spending their money on everything from creams and cosmetics to Botox and butt lifts. We seek outer transformation in vials and containers, slathering our hair and faces with the latest touted ingredients. Sometimes they work, for a night, maybe a few months even. But when these magical potions cease to continue giving us the outcomes we desire, we move on to the next “great” bottled balm.
Every year at the approach of Memorial Day I pray for warm weather, pop open the rosé, and make the same three promises for summer that I do every year: to lose weight, to take that vacation I’ve always wanted to, and to be active on the weekends, making sure to take advantage of the beautiful weather! Every year August 1st creeps up on me, and I am struck with horror when I realize I have done nothing on my list, and Labor Day is only a few weeks away.
Worry is the most common form of suffering in America. We all worry every day, it’s inevitable — but we don’t all know that it’s possible to shift from negative worry states to a more positive frame of mind. In Dr. Martin Rossman’s book, The Worry Solution, he shares with us his program based on cutting-edge research […]
I used to carve out 90 minutes every morning to do yoga and meditate. I loved it. It was amazing. It was also unsustainable. So I created a 15-minute morning routine that works. It’s so quick and easy,, I can do it every day. It’s all about creating just enough quiet space in my morning to set the tone for the rest of my day.
Throughout the hustle and bustle every day, we must remember to slow down and take in our surroundings. Illustrator Jorey Hurley discovered how important this was to her when she started her blog after she had been laid off. Every night she drew something that she noticed earlier that day, which put her more in tune with herself and […]
Eating and cooking is such a big part of our daily lives and often plays a huge role in not only how we define ourselves but also as an important vehicle for us to live our best lives. Because of this, discovering you have a food allergy or restriction can be incredibly life altering. This […]