Improving Your Mindfulness Practice by Checking Email

It is easy to forget to pay attention to our basic everyday experiences or the present moment, which is a central component of mindfulness. One excellent way of improving our ability to recapture our awareness involves the use of reminders. Many people make lists or use post-it notes, place items near the front door, orContinue reading “Improving Your Mindfulness Practice by Checking Email”

Acceptance

“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.” – Tara Brach                                                                                                     Acceptance has become an increasingly important concept for building resilience and maintaining mental wellness. Although it has a long history in spiritual practices, acceptance has more recently become a cornerstone for mindfulness practice as wellContinue reading “Acceptance”

Coping with Election Stress

According to a new survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), more than half of U.S. adults (56%) identify the 2020 presidential election as a significant stressor, an increase from the 52% of adults who reported the presidential election as a significant source of stress when asked in the months leading up to the 2016Continue reading “Coping with Election Stress”

Coping with Feelings

“Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.”                                                                         -Mooji  We are always experiencing feelings. Sometimes feelings can be overwhelming and difficult to manage. When this is the case, try to remind yourself of the following tips: Feeling are not facts Feelings come and go when we let them Feelings are not a label  FeelingsContinue reading “Coping with Feelings”

Our Primary Psychological Concerns

As human beings, we are all faced with three primary psychological concerns based on the following three facts. First, we come into the world in a highly vulnerable state and must survive through a long period of dependency. Second, we have evolved a highly attuned and intense set of emotional responses to help us reactContinue reading “Our Primary Psychological Concerns”