Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. It involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings, often with the ability to name them.
Self-care doesn’t have to be expensive, take a lot of time or be overly complicated. It just needs to become a lifelong habit.
How we manage stress can make a huge difference in our health and well-being. If we don’t manage it, if we allow it to manage us, we can experience various physical and emotional side effects, such as:
The power of this novel virus is such that it’s arrived into the realm of mental health, as online articles about anxiety and COVID-19 will attest. As the crisis continues […]
We’ve all heard the research that says healthy relationships help support quality of life. But what are some of the specifics? Here are my favorite bonuses that come from meaningful interaction with people:
If you haven’t ridden a bike in a while, stationary or not, you are missing something amazing! More and more people these days are finding – and RE-finding – the […]
Spring is in the air. And so is spring cleaning! Here is one exercise in WELLNESS we can all jump on board with. How is spring cleaning related to your overall well-being? Studies have shown that cleaning and decluttering our homes can change our lives in many positive ways, including:
We talk about love in many ways—it’s beauty and specialness, how badly we want it, how hard it is. Yet, love as teacher sometimes gets short shrift. As we enter the month of Valentine’s Day, let’s get schooled.
Now is the time of year we reflect on being thankful for all we have. In positive psychology research, gratitude is consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps us refocus on what we have instead of what we lack.
Where are you going and how are you getting there? Let’s face it, exercising our bodies most days of the week, year in and year out, for the rest of our lives can seem daunting. Sometimes we fall off the wagon of mostly healthy eating. Occasionally we feel stuck in various aspects of our lives and we need to make changes.