Sunday, March 29, 2020

Skill: Be in the Moment

My daughter loves all things alive. Including garden snails, of which she keeps a couple as pets. Here is a pic of her oldest snail with a baby snail on its back and then a baby-baby snail on its back! Super cute. This highlights today's skill: Be in the Moment. Sometimes we need to allow the rest of the world around us (or even the rest of the room around us) to fade into the back and just be in the moment. What is my body feeling like, right now? What do I see? What do I smell? What do I hear? Let each sensation pass like moving clouds, not hanging onto any one thing or any one thought. No judgments. The moment isn't right or wrong, good or bad... it just is.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Skills: Obey the Law of Impermanence

You no doubt have heard, "this too shall pass..." Well, that really gets to the guts of what this skill means. Nothing is permanent - nothing. As painful as something is: an experience, a moment, a relationship, a trial - at some point it will be different. Something will give way to something else. It may seem far fetched to consider, but even the most lengthy trials must come to end in some fashion, at some point. So take a deep breath and "Obey the Law of Impermanence" When we truly obey that law, we will allow a sense of peace to come over us because we know, this too shall pass!


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Skills: Pros & Cons

When we are faced with indecision... it can trigger a less than health mental response. The second you go back and forth with a choice - break out a literal piece of paper and pen (or pencil) and write it out.  Let logic prevail. Be smart about the seriousness of keeping your mental health stable. Make a list of the pros and cons of the choices you are faced with and when the list is made, look at it, read it aloud and if you can easily get behind a choice from there, great! If not, whichever side gives you clear advice, you have your answer. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Guest Writer #1

I learned a little mental health trick, that may help many of my friends that are starting to feel panicked inside about the current global issue.

I've been studying about mental health & mindfulness for a few years now to help get my head on straight & overcome some personal obstacles that were holding me back. In the process, I learned a saying that has really helped me to stay calm & even increase my happiness during these troubling times.

It's really simple, yet when put to practice it's life-changing. The saying is:

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