Distraction affects our lives in numerous ways, with consequences ranging from distasteful to disastrous. Often it masquerades as something we proudly venerate: multitasking. But every time we multitask, we pull brain activity away from our primary task of the moment.
Gratitude: A Simple Life Changer How has gratitude touched your life today, yesterday, or in the past week? If nothing comes to mind, don’t beat yourself up. It’s so easy to mindlessly ignore beauty and blessings all around us. After all, when was the last time we were grateful for a rainbow, changing leaves [...]
Often we live and breathe in one moment while we choke with anxiety and worry over some potential future moment. Today's tip invites us to use a normal activity to calm our anxious minds and recapture the present moment. The simple exercise helps many people to breathe away anxiety one moment at a time.
Many people affirm that daily mindful practices make a big difference in their lives: they feel less anxious, develop a growing sense of safety and security, and gain deeper personal insight from living more mindfully. Here's one you can start today.
What if we could give ourselves a mental tune-up on Labor Day (or any day)? Between heading to the pool or firing up the grill, what can we accomplish? Maybe we can think about something that will give more meaning and enjoyment to our holiday (and everyday) activities. […]
How is a thief exposed? Usually his or her identity comes into focus when we realize that something of value has been taken from us. A successful thief stays in business by pulling the wool over our eyes, and keeping our attention in the dark. Maybe the thief starts out taking small bits of what we [...]
What might the woman in the cartoon be missing from life? She may be like a lot us - easily dismissing small moments that we take for granted.
While we may rock at personal hygiene and wardrobe attire, schedule manicures, pedicures, and a day at the spa, a quick observation suggests that many of us lack a daily awareness of where we are physically, emotionally, and mentally. If true, we ignore an important part of self-care.
Cinderella's fairy tale seduces us into believing that we acquire self-esteem from external sources. For too many of us, this becomes the illusive path to self-esteem and our happily ever afters. So what's a 21st century girl to do?