Twilight Epiphany

Twilight Epiphany

The following photos are part of the gallery, “Healing Spaces,” contributed by fellow Houstonians. Each photo represents natural spots around Houston that draw us outside and calm our spirits. Tamara Thompson contributed these pictures of the James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany skyspace located on the campus of Rice University. Thank you, Tamara, for sharing your beautiful Read more…

Light Stream

Light Stream

The light stream is a relaxation meditation used to calm distressing sensations in the body. It is also a body scan that allows you to be compassionate and mindful of what you are experiencing and feeling in this present moment. This is an adaptation of Francine Shapiro’s original Light Stream. Read more…

compassion and anger

Self-Compassion and Anger

Can compassion really help me with my anger problem? In his recent article, How to Turn Your Brain from Anger to Compassion, Paul Gilbert explores the shifts that happen in the brain and our reactivity when we learn how to cultivate compassion. Gilbert notes, “Attention is like a spotlight—whatever it Read more…

assertiveness

Assertiveness

Assertiveness is based on balance. It requires being forthright about our wants and needs while still considering the rights, needs, and wants of others. When we practice assertiveness, we ask for what we want and realize that other’s needs and wants are equally important. Assertive people practice fairness and empathy with themselves and others. The power Read more…

self-care wheel

Self-Care Wheel

Olga Phoenix’s Self Care Wheel is split into six essential self-care categories: Physical Psychological Emotional Spiritual Personal Professional The wheel offers helpful ideas for each element of self-care. Start small. Pick one or two things this week and notice the impact on how you feel.