As much as our culture markets the holidays as a time for joy, it’s important to remember that it can be a stressful time for many.
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The stigmatization of mental health issues in our society makes coping with mental illness much more difficult. The solution? Let’s talk about it.
Mental perceptions and habits play a significant role in our quality of life, and are considered by many experts the single most important indicator of well-being.
In a culture obsessed with brands, aesthetics, image and general perfection, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to feel good about ourselves. Perhaps that’s why our internal chatter, or the way in which we speak to ourselves, often includes such harsh self-criticism.
Good or bad stress is still STRESS which our brain responds to accordingly. Left unchecked or unmanaged, it creates a sense of unease which in turn can lead to disease.
What may help us move to a more peaceful place is to take stock of what makes us feel wealthy, what we can’t live without, what cannot be replaced.
Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair
Meditation includes the practice of mindfulness: bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience helping to improve self-regulation.