Are You Thriving Or Just Surviving?

Once we become an “adult” it’s far too easy to get stuck in the mundane routines of life. Whether good or bad, the humdrum of waking up, going to work, running errands, making meals, and Netflix before bed can make days indistinguishable from one to the next. Weeks turn into months. Months blur into years. Years start to speed by. All of a sudden, we find ourselves blinking our eyes, shaking our heads, and wondering how the hell we got here. Throw kids and partners into the mix and…. well, you know exactly what I mean....more

The Simplest Ways to De-Stress Your Mind and Body Quickly

Stress can mean different things to different people. For some, ‘faster heartbeat’ or the slightest ‘feeling of queasiness’ are signs of getting overwhelmed or anxious. Others can experience upset stomach, low energy, headache and nausea. Likewise, there are 100 reasons (at least) for the causes of stress. An unpleasant news from a family member, too much work in the office, thinking too much about your debt are some instances that can make your stress hormones go high. ...more

No jOY? Feel Deal and Heal

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A 24-Hour Renewal

For the first few days of 2016, almost every email I received included three words with an exclamation point: Happy New Year!The promise and excitement was palpable because with the new year, inevitably comes, a sense of new possibilities...the enthusiasm to make improvements as we start afresh...the desire to make changes and life enhancements. Yet, with February fast approaching, we may already feel we’ve lost our momentum....more

ANXIETY: CONFRONTING THE ANIMAL

Therapy: First step to fixing a problem, is admitting there is one.I’ve embarked on a road I never thought I would travel: I've started seeing an individual therapist, Dr. Q, and started medication. I always viewed therapy “for the weak”. However, mental health is another one of those taboos that nobody really talks about. That’s why I’m here… unashamed by the realities of mental health, anxiety, infidelity. Raising my hand, "I struggle with anxiety". ...more

Bounce Forward, Not Back

Michaela Haas introduced me to the science of posttraumatic growth in her book Bouncing Forward: Transforming Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs. In it, she interviews twelve people who have experienced this including Maya Angelou and Temple Grandin.Haas has been a practicing Buddhist for twenty years, and those teachings are apparent. But she also turns to medical and psychological experts for scientific validation....more

Diagnosed with dementia, choosing when to die

For someone with Alzheimer’s disease, wrote college professor Sandy Bem, it is “extraordinarily difficult for one’s body to die in tandem with the death of one’s self.” How she carried out her plan to take her own life before the disease took it from her was chronicled in The New York Times Magazine on Sunday.The article left me staring into space for two reasons....more

Smoother Than a Fresh Jar of Skippy

www.thesocialbeing721.com I stole the title for my blog post today from Bruno Mars’ song, Uptown Funk. This phrase made me laugh when I heard it.  I thought to myself, who doesn’t want to be smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy!? Cause I sure do!...more

HOW TO GET TO 100 YEARS OLD WITH A 30 YEARS OLD BRAIN

The physical activity added to brain training is one of the formulas to keep the body and mind in harmony with good healthLong aging meant loss of mental abilities and work disability. The retirement was synonymous with idleness and end of life. Fortunately, today the reality is different: Seniors are more cheerful, active and healthy....more
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