Tagged with Mental Health

More Than a Mind

More Than a Mind

I was participating in a meditation recently where the meditation teacher stated: “Everyone’s source is their mind”. While I greatly respect this teacher and align with most of his teachings I have difficulty with this one idea. It is commonly held in our culture that our mind is the sum of who we are. Our … Continue reading

Sinking in Sadness, Swimming in Self-Compassion

Sinking in Sadness, Swimming in Self-Compassion

You’ve most likely heard of a P.D.A. (public display of affection) but have you heard of a P.D.S.? I found myself experiencing one last week unexpectedly at a YMCA during an aquafit class. P-D-S: Public Display of Sadness. There I was in the middle of a pool with happy, chatting, splashing Seniors when a huge … Continue reading

A Holiday Hijacking

A Holiday Hijacking

This really is my favorite time of year, but it can also be a time of frenzied activity, financial stress, and deep loneliness.  It can be easy to get caught up in all the emotion and lose our sense of connection with ourselves missing out on the true beauty and sparkle that is all around. When … Continue reading

Decision Mid-Bite

Decision Mid-Bite

There is power in realizing that once you deeply know something that knowledge cannot be undone. Once we are even just a little practiced in mindful eating, once we experience how different our relationship with food can be, we are then equipped with the power of that knowledge. Even when we unconsciously (or consciously) decide … Continue reading