Spiritual Attitudes

You are not Perfect, Neither am I

It is great to have high standards and strive for excellence, it is unhealthy psychologically and physically to be a perfectionist. You are not perfect, neither am I. That is part of being human and it is gives way to diversity and growth.

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How to Love Yourself

Instead of focusing on who will love you and how this will solve all of your problems; we should look at how you can love yourself first. True love will bring light and strength into your life, but you will be a...

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Sexuality as a Spiritual Act

Those moments of intimacy with your spouse, those special moments when no matter how much noise might be outside of the window, you are only aware of each other. That deep connection which is connected to your trust, vulnerability, emotions and your...

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Grateful for Dirty Laundry

Rarely is someone happy about doing the dishes, having to work late or doing the laundry, but we can take a moment to consider the blessing in these tasks and feel grateful. Having a grateful attitude is more positive for our mental, spiritual and overall health.

What is Gratitude

Gratitude is a spiritual and mental health benefit that makes us appreciate our blessings and even appreciate our trials. It lets us see our everyday items and responsibilities as reminders of the quality of life we...

Spiritual Practices and Rituals

Expanding Your Spiritual Consciousness

Expanding your spiritual consciousness describes a type of spiritual awareness. An increasing awakening  to that divine connection within us, our spiritual selves. It impacts how we perceive the world around us.

If we look at the world's major religions, we see a commonality that they are meant to help us grow higher in our awareness , knowledge and insight into God , or for some the spiritual energy around them. Arguably, the two are the same. Religious rituals, take prayer for example, encourage us to tap into that divine connection which is a light in our hearts illuminating more depth into our subconscious influences.

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4 ways to Gift Your Love

We are seeing red hearts and chocolates at the stores, Valentines Day is coming and people are preparing. Aside from the sugar and teddy bears, the focus of this coming day is something so spiritual it impacts us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually…it is LOVE.

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Can the Winter Season Make You Sad

Jasmine was normally happy and full of smiles, but every winter she felt down and she couldn't explain why. She did not want to wake up in the morning, she wanted to overeat and she felt sad yet she didn't know what to do about it. She didn't change her routines or experience any traumas during winter. She even felt physically weaker! Jasmine's friends told her to snap out of it and thought she was being overly dramatic.

Ever heard of the winter blues? This is more than a clever expression. Jasmine had a legitimate concern that people simply did not understand. Seasonal pattern specifier (previously called seasonal affective disorder) describes a specific type of depression, it typically begins near the beginning of winter and carries on until spring.

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How to Achieve Goals

It’s good to have goals, big and small. Perhaps you want to write a book  , lose weight, pray with more sincerity or attend religious services more often in the new year.  Some goals are more difficult than others. People that make the resolution to exercise every day can understand just how hard it is to maintain some of our goals after the initial momentum fades. Our brain is wired to favor routines over change, even if that change is healthier. Lets look at some practical skills to achieve your goals!

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Spirituality and Mindfulness in Mental Health

Spirituality advocates for mindfulness regardless of whichever faith path or belief system one has.  We can see spirituality integrated into many mindfulness practices like holotropic breathing, prayer or yoga. Yoga, for example, can be spiritual or not, but it does advocate for mindfulness and focus.

Mindfulness and increased focus have been shown as an important psychological benefit of many spiritual and holistic practices.  Mindfulness is more than just a hot keyword, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is a very real focus on psychology. Research supports that MBCT is a beneficial therapy for depression and anxiety. While MBCT may not specifically be spiritual in nature, the mindfulness associated with it is often a link to our spirituality.