Personality is an illusion – a very convincing illusion!
Perfectionism & Procrastination Group Are you someone who: Feels like what you accomplish is never quite good enough? Feels you must give more than 100 percent on everything you do or else you will be mediocre or even a failure? Often puts off turning in papers or projects, waiting to get them just right? If
The secret to mental health is to move our attention from the imagined reality to the simple presence of being here.
One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good.
True meditation is not something we do while sitting on a cushion for “x” minutes a day– true meditation is simply being open to the moment-by-moment experience of being alive. He explains: Meditation is a direct experience of the uninterrupted moment we commonly call the NOW. In true meditation, we are not trying to get
The Container Exercise: Many years ago, I came across this simple yet powerful exercise for couples or anyone experiencing stress or conflict in a relationship. The greatest gift one human being can give to another is the gift of listening with compassion and without judgment. You don’t have to agree with what they are saying
Stressful thoughts pop into our awareness every day. For many of us, they tend to be persistent and cause uncomfortable emotions and bodily sensations. We try many methods to deal with these thoughts – we try to suppress them, express them, change them into positive thoughts, deny them, and distract ourselves. We even try to
Here is a short (3-mins) meditation practice for busy folks. This technique was adopted from the book “Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression”, by Segal et al. You can use this as a coping meditation during times of stress or as a daily practice. Try doing it several times a day. It is a very
If you look for reason, you will not find it. If you look for meaning, you will not find it. Stop! Relax and look for the one who’s looking, you will not find it. A quote from “Dissolved”, by Tarun Sardana.
In the past 25+ years since I have been practicing as a mental health professional, I have been searching for mental wellness. It occurred to me that perhaps we have been looking in the wrong places for mental well-being. If we pause to reflect, we will notice that we have optimum mental well-being when we