The Paris attacks of November 13th have left Americans anxious. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, taking necessary precautions, then focusing on the potential for joy in the present moment is a valuable approach to lessening worry.
Regular meditation/mindfulness practice can have myriad outcomes. Many people speak to being more creative, with solutions seeming to come when least expected. Others describe being more calm and more focused, which also is supported by research.
Fall is here again. For those who get a little blue when the light recedes (and anyone who wants to maximize physical and social activity and light during the coming months), I'm re-posting two articles I wrote last year to help you get a leg up on the seasonal mood shifts often associated with the sun's retreat.
How do you improve your life? Assess incrementally, and then act specifically. Everything is connected, so taking the time to carefully assess and address one deficit will positively affect other parts of your life.
Whether you’ve accomplished a new year's resolution or not, the reflection on who you were when you made it, who you are now and your journey between then and now are the most valuable parts of the exercise.
Many of us have an office nemesis. He or she may not be hateful or evil or sociopathic, but may have characteristics or take actions that, at best, irk us, or at the worst, undermine our progress and success at work.
Friendship Crossfit: If friends are unable to maintain some sort of regular sustaining connection, the friendship muscles will weaken, increasing the likelihood that the friendship will lose its intensity and importance.
Even if you have not been diagnosed with SAD, the use of light therapy and exercise are great ways to lessen the lethargy, weight gain and carb cravings often associated with the dark fall and winter months.
For some people, the decrease in sunlight associated with the onset of fall and winter can prompt significant changes in mood, including a serious descent in to depression. The majority of us may not have such profound negative responses to limited light, but a great many of us are affected nonetheless.
I'm frustrated with one of my college buddies. Our friendship hit the skids because I got tired of having to "chase him down." We'd do stuff, then I'd reach out to him and get crickets--not even a short text back. I don't want to toss out a 20 year friendship, but I'm tired. Any thoughts?
We hear people diagnosing themselves and others as "commitment phobic." What does it mean? Do commitment phobes all share the same characteristics? Does commitment phobia stem from one specific set of sources?