Tagged as mindfulness

For those unaware, mindfulness and meditation encompass a collection of activities that are designed to help you collect your thoughts, slow down your thinking, generate awareness of your body, and hopefully enhance the speed of your recovery. No matter what portion of the journey you are on, - mindfulness and meditation - can significantly impact your recovery in a positive way. WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?...
The workplace hippie. The "overly" health conscious individual. The granola. The mediation junkie. These are all phrases I’ve heard being thrown around at work to describe those free-thinkers who aren’t quite content enough with typical rhythm of an office workplace. I am that person, and I am not ashamed! - I’ve decided to take the road to long term wellness, and I’ve found my route through mindful...
Remember the character Helen Parr (“-Elastigirl-”) in the animated Disney Pixar movie, -The Incredibles-? -The moms are always pulled in a million different directions, so I made her - stretch like taffy. Brad Bird, writer and director. That is one of the most perfect and succinct descriptions of motherhood I’ve ever heard. And even on the days we don’t think we can stretch one more inch, our young...
Where are we to turn in this most turbulent world? Everyday it seems we are made aware that anger and violence toward others is increasing. Where is our ability to remain healthy in such troubling times? We are saddened by the recent tragedies and deaths in our country. We unfortunately, are not alone, as Nice, France has also suffered severe loss of life. In France, as the citizens and visitors were...
Whether we want to or not, we all experience stress in varying degrees. While stressful situations are a completely regular occurrence, there’s recent evidence that has shown links between chronic stress and mental health illnesses. The side effects of chronic stress commonly include depression and anxiety, as well as many other symptoms of mental health conditions. Newfound Claims Regarding Chronic...
It’s a familiar scene. You’re out at a café at lunch and you see a child and what looks to be their parent sitting at a two-person table. The parent is scrolling through their phone endlessly, picking at their meal, making zero eye-contact with their kid, and the child is playing a mindless game on an iPad or tablet barely touching their food. I feel disheartened when I see a parent and child “spending...