Wellness Within Blog
When a little one falls, and scrapes a knee, a caregiver often offers a band-aid. Suddenly, their tears are soothed. It’s not the bandage that heals, but the action of seeing and supporting the wound. It’s the space that the caregiver holds. In the same way, when a friend is suffering emotionally, the “right words” aren’t nearly as important as a listening ear and presence. Carl Jung supported such a stance when he wrote, “Please remember, it is what you are that heals, not what you know.”
We do things today that directly affect our basic human reflexes and actually shrink our field of vision. Whether it’s obsessing about a problem or hyperfocusing on our phone, our field of vision, posture and overall health is affected.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s time we talk specifically about how to be a positive support when someone in your life is affected by suicide.
No, this will not be a cheesy throwback to the Vanilla Ice era, but rather an important concept we often forget. A wise yogi once stressed that we must collaborate versus trying to control outcomes. In other words, we have to realize that we cannot control...
WARNING! The untethered mind is not a safe place. Letting the mind wander for too long can lead to: A feeling of being overwhelmed on what lies ahead Unnecessary anxiety around things that may or may not happen Fear of the future as you struggle to control the present...
Do you find it impossible to pause when angry? As though a fire is raging in your mind that you can’t extinguish. You try to take a calming breath, but your adrenaline won’t let you slow down. When you lay in bed, do your thoughts run rampant? Like you are rapidly...
As a therapist and yoga teacher in Geneva, IL, I frequently refer to Jillian Pransky’s mindfulness practices. Her teachings lend to epiphanies and her meditations are profound.
Mindfulness is the psychological process of paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Committed practice of this skill supports the development of a deeper understanding of the mind, and a more accepting and compassionate relationship to their internal and external experiences.
This guided meditation will serve to remind you of faith that is already alive within you. Use it as often as you need it.
Follow this 6 minute guided meditation to soak in life moment-by-moment. As you listen, if you sense any discomfort just refocus back on the meditation.