Social comparison is one of the most insidious and destructive games we can play, and nearly always leads to a decrease in mood. It is the practice of looking at the lives of others from the outside, via social media, TV, or within our social circles, and assuming those people either have it easier or have more than we do. Ironically, where one person may seem to have abundance you can assume … [Read more...]
How to do Busy Well
The art of busyness has become a competition and doing busy well is an art. The idea that "you can't possibly be as busy as I am," is continually implied in our daily conversations, as though the busiest people are somehow the most accomplished and successful. I'm tired of busy, aren't you? I'm tired that as a culture we are using it as an excuse to not show up, both for others and for … [Read more...]
Need a New Perspective on Holiday Stress?
For decades we've been told this one thing: stress makes you sick. How many times, when you've been knee-deep in tension, anxiety and all-around exhaustion, have you made it all worse by then adding the thought that if you don't get a hold of yourself you may wind up in your doctor's office, or worse still, the hospital? The possibility of making ourselves "stress sick" is really the last … [Read more...]
21 Simple Self-Care Strategies For Daily Living
"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths." – Etty Hillesum Self-care. Few people practice it, many overlook its importance. But one thing is clear: if we don't take care of our mental and physical needs we suffer. Self-care could also be referred to as self-love or self-compassion. Nowadays few of us consciously make … [Read more...]