It was on this same trip to work the other day, walking a different way, seeing different things, that I spotted this sign:
"FEED YOUR MIND."
And it led me to What are you feeding your mind?
Are you nourishing it?
Or mindlessly stuffing some junk in for a quick bit of rush?
What are you putting in there?
(And what are you hoping to get back out of it?)
In his book,...
Grief. It comes to fill our hollows of loss. To accompany our loneliness. To be with our pain.
So when you've lost someone important in your life, by death or distance; or if you've lost a certain hope for the future; you may find a sense of grief. Or maybe it finds you...
It's all a bit of an enigma sometimes. For grief is a something in the middle of a...
So much is unknown about this mystery we like to call “life.”
We have our theories and ideas about it, our values and beliefs that may help guide us through it, but watertight certainty about any of it is hard to find.
Except for one thing:
This is probably the only time your life will be lived.
Just think about that for a
This is the only time when your unique talents and abilities...
Yep, it’s that time of year already – again. Welcome to the season that packs so much into itself:
The “silly season”
The season of goodwill
Of giving and receiving
Of remembering or maybe even trying to forget…
Of balancing extra pressure and expectations
Of anniversaries and reflections; joy and pain.
It’s a complicated time of year…
So as you prepare yourself for whatever shades of the seasonal spectrum that you will face this time, maybe it’s work asking:
Sometimes it’s hard not to feel like an outsider. Like you don’t quite fit in.
Maybe you’re carrying a certain sadness that sets you apart from the places that other people seem to inhabit right now. Or maybe you doubt your worth or your ability to contribute sometimes. Maybe you just feel “different.” Or even “weird.” Or that your values or the way you want to live your life...
Have you ever tried to make up your mind about something and then found yourself lost in a never-ending argument of pros and cons? Looking for "the right" answer… Where you catch yourself thinking: "On this hand…" and "On the other hand…" until it's all completely out of hand?
And now you're feeling even more lost than when you started. Swamped. Confused.
I know I have.
Yet maybe there's another way through...
I have a love-hate relationship with one of the major therapies endorsed by psychology today: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Both as a therapist, and as a client, I know it can work. It can bring fast relief in acute times. So it's a good thing to have in your inner toolbox when you're working with the challenges life can throw you.
In a (very small) nutshell, CBT asks you to question...
How will you know that you're ready to start? Once you've planned and perfected and plotted all your goals on a graph, like we're so often encouraged to do. How will you know you're ready?
It's an important question, whatever change or dream or hope you might be facing. (And, life being what it is, it's pretty rare not to be facing one of these sorts of things…)
So how will you know you've...
You know the story, an apple a day's supposed to keep the doctor away. But can a healthy diet also help keep depression at bay, too? Some researchers see a connection.
And that's important, because sometimes depression's treated as though it's "all in your head."
As it turns out, it may well be in your body, too.
And, if that's the case for you, then it's worth investigating. So let's take a quick look…