Grounding like a tree

Grounding Like a Tree

Join Jen in this meditation that explores what it is like to be deeply rooted and centered in your body. Imagine the deep roots of a tree. With a strong foundation, the tree can endure any weather. Though it may bend and sway, a deep-rooted tree remains
Seven A's of Healing Gabor Mate

Seven A’s of Healing

The following is taken from Chapter 19 of When the Body Says No; Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Mate, M.D. The Seven A’s of Healing “Pursuing the seven A’s of healing will help us grow into emotional competence. Emotional competence is the capacity that enables us to
Brene Brown Trust

The Anatomy of Trust

Healthy relationships are built by cultivating trust. But, what does that mean? In her recent talk, “The Anatomy of Trust,” Dr. Brené Brown shares key components that are
Upside of Stress

The Upside of Stress

In Kelly McGonigal’s latest book,”The Upside of Stress,” she explores how things that create meaning and happiness in our lives also create stress. When we learn to change our relationship with stress, we build in possibilities for meaning and happiness. In the following video, McGonigal recommends practical ways to shift our perspective on stress:

Gratitude Is Healing

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought it would be a nice time to focus on the healing benefits of a gratitude practice. I experienced an
Shame Resilience

Shame Resilience

Shame is an intensely painful experience that impacts our sense of self and our relationships. Shame is the experience that there is something deeply wrong with me and there is no
Louie Schwartzberg Gratitude

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude

A daily gratitude practice has a powerful impact on mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. People who practice gratitude notice many benefits: Stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure Higher levels of positive emotions More joy, optimism, and happiness Act with more generosity and compassion Feel less lonely and isolated
Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage

Powerful TED talk by Harvard Professor, Shawn Achor, about bringing happiness to this side of the “cognitive horizon.”  

Resilience and Gratitude TED Talk

“How My Tribe Created my TEDx Talk” is one of my favorite TED talks for two main reasons: I have had the joy of sharing twenty-five years of dating/marriage with Jeff Christian. Jeff talks about his personal story authentically and transparently. He shares how he has learned how to take down the

The Power of Positive Emotions

Wired for Danger  We have a natural tendency to focus on what goes wrong. Over thousands of years we have developed a built-in survival mechanism wired to detect danger. Our minds