When we have a headache, we take an aspirin. When we have a cold, we visit the doctor. So why do we ignore our emotional health?
If you start to feel a little blue as the winter progresses, you are not alone. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) occurs in about 3% of people and more often in women.
Today, some of the most popular and well-researched therapies incorporate mindfulness strategies to teach people how to better cope with stress and manage difficult emotions.
Studies have found that the practice of mindfulness – to nonjudgmentally notice and attend to the present moment – is associated with a number of interesting things relevant to our daily lives.
Even though mindfulness has found its way into our everyday lexicon, most people don’t really know where the idea comes from in the first place.
Here are a few such surprising places where mindfulness is being used today.
Jaded from making (and breaking) New Year’s resolutions year after year? Just say no to what hasn’t worked in the past and try a fresh approach to ringing in the New Year!
How one mother's death helped her son to get sober.
After abusing drugs in college and for years after, one man decided to choose recovery over addiction and get the help he needed.
How one man learned about his addiction, how it effects his body and received skills and support to manage his recovery process successfully.