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Self Care

Positive Psychology: What does “Positive” really mean?

Good afternoon! Today we are sharing a quick article from psychologytoday.com about rethinking the role of positive psychology. There are many misconceptions out there about what exactly positive psychology is and what it isn't. "We all know that in reality, positive psychology is dealing with all of life’s experiences – the difficult and joyful, challenging and easy, painful and hopeful. Our existence...

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body, an article from the New York Times

Good morning, This week we are continuing our "meditation-theme" for our post because we feel that it is so important for overall health and wellness! In a recent article from the New York Times some of the many benefits of meditation are mentioned and how in recent years there hasn't been many scientific studies which can prove those benefits. "This month,...

Here’s How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

Good morning! Today we are sharing an article from The Huffington Post on how regular meditation has been proven to reduce inflammation in our bodies and even help prevent disease! Check it out below:   Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease A new study reveals the neurobiological effects of the practice. By Carolyn Gregoire Senior Health & Science Writer, The Huffington Post CARNEGIE MELLON Science has...

Can You Change Your Strengths? What to do if you find your strengths disappointing

Good morning! Today we are sharing an article from psychologytoday.com about our individual strengths and how we can change them if we truly want to! Can You Change Your Strengths? What to do if you find your strengths disappointing. By Michelle McQuaid From Functioning to Flourishing For most of us, discovering our strengths – those things we’re good at and actually enjoy doing – sounds like...

‘How to Meditate (Even If You’re Really Impatient)’ Sharing an article from DailyBurn.com

Good morning! We hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Today, we are talking about meditation. Meditation has been proven time and time again that it provides bountiful physical, mental and emotional benefits. Today we share an article from www.dailyburn.com on how to begin to meditate and some simple steps to get you started! Be sure to check it out here: http://dailyburn.com/life/lifestyle/how-to-meditate-for-beginners/  ...

‘Healthy Thinking for Healthy Weight,’ sharing an article from University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine

Good morning, Today we are sharing an article written by Delia Chiaramonte, MD from the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. This is great, quick read for anyone out there who is working on bettering themselves and may struggle with one of the aspects, weight loss. Not only can these tips apply to weight loss, but also having a more positive...

9 Things People In Therapy Want You To Know, an article from HuffPost

Good morning, Hopefully you are managing with this recent snowstorm that passed through Maryland over the weekend. Sadly, it's going to be awhile before we see green grass so hang in there! Today we are sharing an article from HuffPost entitled '9 Things People In Therapy Want You To Know.' This is a great article that breaks down some of the...

8 Daily Habits That Made Me Happier & Healthier

Today we are sharing an article from http://www.mindbodygreen.com/ which talks about 8 daily habits which are simple enough that anyone can do, to help make ourselves happier and healthier in this new year! To view the original article please visit: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23260/8-daily-habits-that-made-me-happier-healthier.html   8 Daily Habits That Made Me Happier & Healthier by Dr. Jill C. CarnahanJanuary 12, 2016    As a functional medicine doctor, Jill Carnahan, M.D., knows...

10 Signs Your Life Is Getting Better: Sharing an article from Dr. Barton Goldsmith

10 Signs Your Life Is Getting Better Who you are and what you do with your life is important By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. Posted Jan 11, 2016 When you have been through a difficult time, it can be hard to see that things are improving. You may find yourself looking over your shoulder for a while, waiting for something bad to creep up and...

The Quiet Power of Meditation, sharing a video article from CBS News

Good afternoon! Today we are sharing a video article from www.cbsnews.com on the power of meditation and how it saved one man's life. 'This about it: Whether it's improving our day-to-day lives or surviving a sudden calamity, there's no substitute for clear-headed mental discipline. And a growing number of people believe they know how to find it.' http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-quiet-power-of-meditation/ Filmmaker and TM advocate David Lynch...