2 min read · Aug 24th · If we’re hungry, the obvious solution is to eat something. If we’re restless, it pays to get up and walk around. Is stress different? Along the way, it seems as though we got confused a…
6 min read · Sep 7th · We speak of meditation as exercise, something that’s good for everyone. But, like scaling a mountain, you must use caution
Exploring one’s inner world can be a profound and life-changing experience, but it must be approached with respect for the risks and some idea of the journey ahead. Reaching the summit of the mind via a careful, guided trek could present the challenge of a lifetime. It’s not as simple as taking a few more strolls around the block.
3 min read · Jul 12th · Stress and depression have a lot of overlapping symptoms, but the treatment is different.
adults who experienced a high level of adversity during their childhood, which results in toxic stress, have much higher rates of depression.
Stress is something that is phasic for most people. You have a stressful period and you come out of it,
Depression is, at its core, an illness of the brain. Just like we treat an infection with antibiotics, depression often requires medication. For someone with severe depression, no amount of “mind over matter” or “willing it away” will work. Instead, a person with depression needs medical treatment.
5 min read · Jul 13th · Deep happiness has one rule: you cannot put anything above your happiness.
When we realize that we can still achieve happiness no matter what, we’ll find that all we have to do is flow with life and take each day as they come.
Happiness is our natural state, as long as we let go of certain "conditions" for happiness.
The hardest part is that we must want this happiness over everything. This isn’t always second nature for everyone and may take some reminders while we reframe our mindsets. But with time you’ll find that your inner peace will remain intact no matter what’s going on in the outside world, and that is a beautiful gift.
3 min read · Sep 1st · In some situations, don’t pay so much attention
Although mindfulness has its merits, psychological research has also revealed that in some circumstances it’s important to be mindless. That is, as we develop skill in complex tasks, we can perform them with increasing facility until attention seems to be unnecessary.
Although mindfulness has its merits, psychological research has also revealed that in some circumstances it’s important to be mindless.
To be clear, paying attention is important when learning a new skill