Road Rage to Mindful Driving

Road Rage to Mindful Driving Anger is often triggered by feelings of loss of control, being unseen or unheard, or experiencing injustice. It is our body’s “alarm system” to tell us that something is not ok. Driving and anger do not mix well together b ...

Avoidance

Avoidance There is an assumption that when we avoid a stressful situation, we are burying our heads in the sand and not really dealing with the issue. Which is true in one aspect. There are times when avoidance is a wise way to handle stressful situat ...

Pace Yourself

A marathon runner must learn how to pace themselves throughout the race to avoid burnout. Pace yourself is defined as “doing something at a speed that is steady and that allows one to continue without becoming too tired.” There is a constant and steady p ...

Dealing With Unaccomplished Goals

One of the major stressors at this time of the year, is taking stock and realizing the plans we made in the beginning of the year have not been accomplished. This can be discouraging. Instead of focusing on what has not been done; Take time to identif ...

Assumptions & Expectations

Most cases than not, we interchange these two. Assumptions are defined as “a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.” Expectations are defined as “a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.” Th ...

So You’re Stuck In Bed: Now What?

When you tell a healthy person that you’re sick and stuck in bed, the usual reactions range from,  “I hope you feel better soon,” to, “that sounds like a nice break.” However, when you have a chronic illness, which may include chronic fatigue syndro ...

Self Care

What is self-care? It is well defined in an article by Raphailia Michael on Psych Central as “any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health..” The key word is DELIBERATELY!! Take a second to t ...

Resiliency 

Definition: The ability to bounce back after being affected by significant/ tragic life events. Basic Facts: Everyone has resilience, the difference is how well we put it to good use. Some have a good way of dealing with things compared with other ...

Self Regulation

According to Daniel Goleman, a well known psychologist and the author of the book emotional intelligence, there are 4 key components of social intelligence. self awareness , self Regulation, social skill and empathy. One of the main areas that co ...