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Discovering Mindfulness: Cultivating Present-Moment Awareness for a Balanced Life

Mindfulness

Discovering Mindfulness: Cultivating Present-Moment Awareness for a Balanced Life

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding moments of tranquility can sometimes feel like chasing fireflies in a storm. Yet, there's a timeless practice that's been quietly revolutionizing the way we experience the world around us – mindfulness. So, grab a cup of tea, find a cozy spot, and let's delve into the art of mindfulness and how...[ read more ]

How to Regulate Your Emotions with Mindfulness

Life has been beyond challenging for most of us the last couple of years as we’ve dealt with a global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. And just when we thought we were all out of the woods and life was back to normal, we now face sky-high inflation, a recession, and the threat of WW III. Needless to say, these events...[ read more ]

Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic

Every single human being has two voices battling it out inside their head. The one voice is our champion, encouraging us to feel confident and to reach our fullest potential.Then there’s that other voice. The one that is critical of every move we make. The one that looks at our perceived flaws under a microscope and calls them out with...[ read more ]

Journaling Therapy

  As kids, many of us told our deepest secrets and our hopes and dreams in our diaries. And then we got older and forgot all about visiting those pages each day.   You may have heard about journaling, which some would say is the adult equivalent of keeping a diary. But journaling can also be a powerful form of...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Social Anxiety after COVID

It has been a very long year. Lockdowns and social distancing have had a profound impact on our hearts and minds. But thankfully, as the vaccines roll out and the country begins to slowly open back up, we are beginning to return to some kind of normal. While many people are jumping for joy with the idea of taking part...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability

We live in a society that rewards those with courage and bravery. We are taught from a young age that it’s good to face our fears, for doing so is often the catalyst for effective and lasting change. And yet, how many of us allow ourselves to be vulnerable? Think of the amount of courage it takes to allow yourself...[ read more ]

Treatment for Social Anxiety

For a year now, most of us have been unhappy with living a life in quarantine, wondering when the world would finally get back to normal. Finally, with vaccines rolling out and most towns and cities reaching herd immunity, society is beginning to open back up. Now, if you are like some Americans, part of you is happy for life...[ read more ]

The Healing Power of Nature

One only needs to read a few lines from poets such as Frost, Wordsworth, and Thoreau to recognize the love for and connection to nature human beings have always had. Nature stirs our souls and imagination and brings beauty to our everyday lives. But it turns out, nature also brings a slew of benefits to our mental and physical health....[ read more ]

Coping With Grief Through Meditation

Dealing with grief is one of the most devastating things in life that we must unfortunately experience. The finality of losing someone we love can cause us to feel angry, anxious or depressed. When dealing with grief, it may feel like you can’t move forward, or you don’t know how you can continue living in a world without your loved...[ read more ]

Contemplative Spaces: The Connection Between Prayer and Mindfulness

In the frenetic, fast-paced world we live in, mindfulness has become increasingly important. When we talk about being mindful, we’re talking about the ability to be fully in the present moment, aware of our surroundings; where we are, whom we’re with, and what we’re doing. Mindfulness keeps us grounded, keeping us from overreacting or becoming overwhelmed. By its nature, prayer...[ read more ]