Calm: The meditation website

My friend recently introduced me to this incredible website. As I write, I'm listening to and loving the background music. The visuals are also beautiful (but I can't look while I type). When you first arrive it appears this is a site of nothing (except beautiful imagery and calming music). Once you move your cursor … Continue reading Calm: The meditation website

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Stepping back from Facebook

I quit Facebook 84 hours ago. It's not really been as dramatic as that sentence suggests; actually, not even close. I've had a few moments of weakness (e.g. clicking on the application on my phone, typing the words into the search bar), but for the most part, it's been smooth sailing. I have decided to … Continue reading Stepping back from Facebook

Having a bad day? Watch this.

My friend posted this on Facebook and I couldn't help but click on the link. I've been feeling under the weather with a flu / cold thing for the last week and have been feeling very sorry for myself. I was hoping this video would shake me out of it and while I'm not completely … Continue reading Having a bad day? Watch this.

An Unquiet Mind, A Memoir of Moods & Madness

I just finished a compelling book entitled, An Unquiet Mind. Written by a psychologist who has bipolar, I learned a considerable amount about this mental illness. I work in he bubble of mental illness. I have a family history of mental illness. I may or may not get diagnosed with a mental illness at some … Continue reading An Unquiet Mind, A Memoir of Moods & Madness

Learning to say ‘no’ so our bodies don’t have to

Part 3: Review on When the Body Says No: The Hidden Cost of Stress So I'm a day late. Sorry. I woke up late yesterday. That's the honest truth. We left off discussing the effect that parents can have on the emotional expression of their children. And the influence is unquestionable and a little frightening. … Continue reading Learning to say ‘no’ so our bodies don’t have to

Parents influence on the emotional expression of their children

Part 2: Review of When the Body Says No, The Cost of Hidden Stress We left off on Monday with the following questions: But how does this happen? How do we become disconnected? And what's this got to do with our childhood experience? Today, I'm going to talk about how our childhood experiences shape and … Continue reading Parents influence on the emotional expression of their children

When we are unable to say no, our bodies may say it for us

Part 1: Review of When the Body Says No, The Cost of Hidden Stress When I started reading this book, I immediately had to put it down (well, almost). What did me in was the section where Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the association between psychological stress and increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). … Continue reading When we are unable to say no, our bodies may say it for us