Have you ever had a broken heart? It feels horrible, doesn't it? It's like an actual physical pain, right in the middle of your chest. Like someone punched a hole there. With anger. Because they really meant to leave a bruise. And you are left wondering what you did to deserve it... I have been … Continue reading How To Mend A Broken Heart
I have been a big proponent of mindfulness meditation for a while now. In fact my first dissertation study idea was to study the impact of mindfulness on empathy and compassion. But in the past 2 years I have significantly changed my thoughts about the topic. I have decided that I agree with some who … Continue reading The Real Reasons Mindfulness Meditation Doesn’t Work
Stress-free holidays? No such thing! For some, the holidays are filled with happiness, excitement and joy. But for a lot of people this time of year brings with it a great deal of stress. Christmas comes with financial pressure, family obligations and relationship drama. For those who have lost someone this year (or ever) there … Continue reading How To Have Stress-Free Holidays
ANXIETY According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness affecting almost 40 million Americans. There are many types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Learn more about each here. Anxiety is highly treatable yet only one third of individuals seek … Continue reading Are You Wired For Anxiety?
The thing about failure is... In her famous Ted Talk on being wrong Kathryn Schulz used the metaphor of the roadrunner. Chased by the coyote, he runs off a cliff and keeps on running on air until the moment he realizes he is not on solid ground. At this point he finds himself too far gone, … Continue reading Being The Best You Can Be