Yesterday marked six full years since birthing my first and only child. Birthing did not go as planned. Conception not as planned. Life over the years has not gone as planned. However, the experience and lessons learned have been more beneficial and enriching than I could have ever planned for. I live with the symptoms … Continue reading Parenting with mental illness. Top 3 essentials to weather the storm.
Developing an effective journal practice. Schedule your worries! Literally, or metaphorically! “Put a pin in it” or write it on a sticky note. A key to sharpening your Emotional Intellect is having control over your thoughts; not allowing them to consume you and set the tone for the day, week, year (or the rest of … Continue reading Time to worry? Time to journal.
I read somewhere on “the socials” this week that 2021 is just 2020 with a cute, new haircut… and while it’s not Jung, Confucius, or Thích Nhất Hạnh, it’s relevant and profound. Why don’t most New Years Resolution’s last throughout the year? Why do we impulsively sign up to that expensive Gym Membership with grand … Continue reading Meditation and Mental Wellbeing (Development and Maintenance)
Fairly modern studies in Neuroscience suggest a definitive link between chronic stress and chronic disease. Here is what we know: Contained in the body’s autonomic nervous system (which is responsible for regulating the body’s unconscious actions) are the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic nervous system is activated and “online” when engaged in the … Continue reading Stress: Cause, effect and clarity. (A Mind+Body Approach)