How we start each morning can have a big impact on the rest of the day. But we all have much to do and think about, so it’s not always easy to find peace in the first few hours. Plus, 20-30 minutes of meditation is daunting for those new to mindfulness or with hectic schedules. But don’t worry. I will walk you through a super quick, super easy mindfulness exercise to help ground you in just a few minutes each morning.
The loss of a loved one is a life-altering event, and although it’s something we all experience at some point, the grief that follows is real and unique to each person. Through the grieving process, it’s normal and expected to experience ups and downs. In fact, sometimes grieving is the best way for us to let go. Being able to sit with the grief—and the physical and emotional changes it brings—can be an important part of your healing and recovery. Here are some thoughts to consider as you mindfully realign within your own unique grieving process.
Many of us suffer from shiny object syndrome — meaning, we can find ourselves distracted by the “next new thing” that pulls us away from what really matters in life. Not to say new is bad. No, sometimes we need “new” and we need a change to move on to a better state. But other times, we can latch onto the next new thing no matter where we are. And in the process, what truly matters can suffer, including our health, spirituality, or finances. It’s times like this when focusing on the bigger picture is important. Here are some steps to re-focus on what really matters.
When you’re anxious or depressed, it can feel next to impossible to fight mental fatigue and summon the energy to function for the day. So above all else, be kind and patient with yourself. When you’re lacking energy, for whatever reason, it’s your body trying to tell you something. Whatever the reason, there are some natural ways you can help yourself get back into a natural balance. Here are eight places to start.
Meditation and other mind-body techniques are powerful ways to help you live more mindfully and appreciatively. And did you know that being out in nature can act as a form of meditation? Yep, just taking a moment to feel and appreciate the beauty of the world around us is a powerful way to feel connected and grounded. Being in nature is its own powerful form of therapy, really. Here’s how to use nature to help you meditate.
Times are different now than a decade ago. It used to be possible to finish working for the day and go home to “unplug.” But now that we have smartphones and social media, such as Facebook, it’s possible to stay connected all day. And if you aren’t sure how to best set boundaries around that, it can be draining, especially on the soul. Plus, there’s a strange irony about Facebook. Hundreds of “friends” are at our fingertips, and we can look into part of their lives — and let others know what’s up with us — at any moment. And studies have shown that Facebook can actually make people lonelier. So, is it possible to use Facebook in a healthy way? It is! Here are some tips to keep in mind.