Psychotherapy and emotional growth can be akin to some of the ebb and flow of a yoga practice. By pairing therapy with yoga, you can see improved results. These practices grow on each other, helping you to move your lives in a more mindful and value-driven direction.Details
You can’t change your past, but each moment is a new opportunity to let go of your anger and forgive your parents. Forgiveness is never a decision you make only once. It’s a process. A series of decisions.
You have the power (and the responsibility) to choose and to change, little by little, the way you see the world. By repeatedly choosing to forgive, you’ll make the world feel a bit lighter and a bit easier to live in.
Seasonal affective disorder can make you feel like Mother Nature is in control of your inner happiness. Cloudy cold day after cloudy cold day can have a negative effect on anyone’s psyche. If you’re especially susceptible to SAD, you need to be proactive in fighting it. Use these tips to stay happy this winter season.Details
Abuse and abusive relationships can cause great damage to one’s self-esteem and can cause heavy tolls on the confidence needed to enjoy life. To properly understand the elements that come into play in abusive relationships, it’s necessary to understand the wide varieties of abuse that can take place.Details
Creativity is not a quality that you either do or do not possess. Similar to the art of mindfulness, creativity is a way of organizing internal and external states that can be learned, honed, and exercised in the musculature of the mind.Details
Mindfulness is the state of being “meta-cognitive” or “meta-emotional”. It is a conscious state with the aim of simply NOTICING what you think and/or what you feel and takes place in the present moment. This is ideally done free from action, judgement, or anticipation. It is fairly straightforward to explain but far from easy to master.Details
The holidays can be a time to share and come together with your family, to remember those that are no longer with you, and an opportunity to extend yourself beyond your normal interpersonal “comfort zones.” However, there can be an ample amount of stress this time of the year due to the holiday hustle and bustle, grief over lost loved ones, loneliness, spoken or unspoken holiday expectations, or some of the family dysfunction that can arise during the holidays.
Here are some tangible suggestions to help you cope more positively with the season.Details
One of the first challenges to a greater level of overall emotional intelligence is knowing how to handle intense or seemingly powerful emotional reactions. Ultimately, adults are left to advocate for one’s emotional needs or to tolerate the seemingly intolerable intensity of an emotional experience. Let’s more closely examine the benefit and challenge of the later.Details
The Breakfast Club is a movie that is widely recognized for its unique plot and memorable characters. The rebel John Bender, the jock Andrew Clark, the pampered Claire Standish, the nerd Brian Johnson, and the introvert Allison Reynolds, all showcase their unique personalities, including their adolescent ways of protecting, fortressing, and establishing each of their own defensive structures.Details