Guest article by Cloe Matheson Spending time in nature is good for all of us and should be one of our highest priorities. The beneficial effects of nature aren’t too difficult to obtain. Even just looking at gorgeous, oxygen-giving indoor plants can help us feel happier – and going outside can help us relax almost … More How Spending Time in Nature Can Benefit Your Mental Health
The gift of this moment is to be and to do what today needs… and to risk yourself to make today what it can be – and then be at peace with it. To open to, to allow what is… and to be loving and kind in the process. To hold onto hope, to the … More The Gift of This Moment
I came across this tool recently. It is a nice summary of self-care activities. What self-care practices do you find most helpful? For me, 5 of my “Go-to” self-care activities are: Walking outside – I try to get outside every day. When I am outside, I try to pay attention to what I see, any … More What Self-care Practices Do You Find Helpful?
I found St. Jude and he reminded that life is mostly about just showing up. ____ I don’t get the idea of moving half way around the world to ‘find yourself.’ Most of my life has consisted of finding bits of myself hidden in the cracks. Sometimes the stuff we learn about ourselves is great, … More Let Go of Trying to be Your ‘Best Self’ and Just Show Up
Myth #6: Mental health is a choice (or some will say, We have little choice about our mental health…) For the rest of the article, “The 6 Myths that can Rob Us of Our Mental Health,” click on photo. Keep it Real Photo by Andrew Officer
Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said, “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass.” Imagination … More How Well do You Use Your Imagination?
Louise Hayes & Joseph Ciarrochi, “The Thriving Adolescent” page 131 Keep it Real