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How do you help yourself get up when your mind keeps telling you you can’t? What kind of help can you give yourself when it seems as if even your own mind has given up on you? This is what it feels like for people who are suffering from depression. It seems there is nothing they can do about their lives because of what their mind tells them.
Has it become hard for you to get out of bed to go to work? You once thought it was all laziness, but then you realized, either through self-reflection or through visiting a therapist, that it might actually be depression keeping you down. You don’t have the energy to do things, and you don’t feel like doing anything at all because your brain tells you that you can’t do it or that you are not good enough.
If you keep hearing voices in your head telling you that you can’t do something, how will you ever begin to fight it?
Fighting depression is...
Mindfulness is a state of mind where you are aware of what is happening around you and within you. Mindfulness is a traditional practice that helps you find your focus. Recently, it has become very popular as specialists use it as a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
To understand the idea of mindfulness, you must practice mindfulness yourself. There are some things that you can't just read about to grasp fully. When you become mindful, you become more aware of your external surroundings. Moreover, you become more aware of your inner experiences, including the proper responses to the things happening to you.
The practice of mindfulness comes with its own specific goal: awareness. Awareness will give you a full picture of what your life is like at the moment. The purpose of mindfulness practice is for you to know what is happening without any emotional attachment.
The practice of mindfulness itself is not difficult. However, it requires a...
Separation and divorce can be very messy, and most couples would rather not even imagine themselves going through something like that. However, the reality for many couples is that they would be better off apart. When the relationship has been so strained, it’s just impossible to repair the damage. Sometimes, even when a couple does everything to save the marriage, it’s already too late, and they can no longer find reasons to reconcile.
Each failed marriage has its own reasons why it didn’t work. It could be easy to think that the number one reason is infidelity. But one of the most common reasons for divorce is actually the lack of communication between couples. When partners cannot openly talk to each other, it becomes difficult to discuss important matters. Fights and arguments could go on and on without any clear resolution.
There are several causes of divorce today. If you want to prevent your marriage from going down this path, it’s crucial...
Have you ever heard the phrase spiritual ascension? While it may be self-explanatory, spiritual ascension refers to a person’s journey towards a higher realm of the spirit. What is ascension? It is achieved when a person can submit himself to training to be wise.
What does it mean to be wise? It means that you can see beyond what the world gives. Your understanding of life goes beyond what everyone else comprehends. Through different ways, a person can be trained to take on a spiritual journey. Human ascension is the beginning of a person’s journey to a fuller life.
While it may sound simple, the journey to spiritual ascension is not for everyone. The level of wisdom required of a person varies, and the meaning is different from one person to another. What does it mean when people talk about wisdom?
Is it not the ability to choose between right and wrong? Is it not deciding to determine what is suitable...
Have you ever felt the need to clear your head? Or was there ever a time you felt the need to get rid of all the clutter in your mind?
For many, clearing the head is just impossible. In fact, the very thought of sitting themselves quietly in one corner with an empty mind is just impossible. Oftentimes, the pressure to empty the mind from worries is the very barrier for some who attempt to meditate. It has become impossible for some to try mindfulness exercises because they feel that they could not even pass the first step—the need to free the mind.
It is quite challenging to teach yourself how to empty your mind when you know that you just can't. With so many things on your plate, you can't even begin to think about letting go of them and telling yourself not to worry.
While the goal of meditation is to free you from worries so you can focus your energies on the most important...
Change is the only thing constant in this world. So is the stress that comes with it. Overcoming the fear that comes with change can be quite a challenge, especially when you don’t know what you are aiming for exactly.
Whether it is your work or your personal life, there is nothing that remains the same for long. No matter how small or big the change may be, it can come with confusing or scary effects on your life.
Sadly, when this happens, people get stuck because they don’t know how to handle stress. They freeze up because of their anxiety, not knowing what to do next or how to move on.
Stop and think about it. Have you ever thought of how many life changes you’ve gone through? There is what they call the quarter-life crisis. Perhaps you’ve already had this one. After that, you will have to deal with a mid-life crisis. And then you have to go through various changes in between including teenage angst, cold feet before getting married,...
Breathing is one of the most natural processes of the human body. It is the first thing a person does once he is born, and the last one before he dies. Yet, little do people know that breathing can be enhanced to help the body cope with stress.
Breathe in and breathe out. Do you think you breathe healthily? While breathing is something that you do everyday, it is one of the most neglected aspects of everyday living. It can be done without a thought. When a person experiences a hard time breathing, they realize how important it truly is.
When was the last time you took a deep breath, and it made you feel good? You probably don't do it as frequently as you should. Perhaps if you knew of the pranayama benefits of proper breathing practices, you would appreciate taking deep breaths more often.
Did you know that breathing is one of the easiest and most convenient ways of fighting anxiety? If you are looking for...
Consistent self-care practices are essential in maintaining the physical and mental well-being of a person. From keeping feelings of burnout at bay to dealing with the symptoms of depression and anxiety, it is a must for a person to find the best way to help them deal with the challenges of everyday life.
When was the last time you stopped and took a few minutes to meditate? Taking time to help yourself be more aware of the needs of your body physically, mentally, and emotionally, gives you all the tools you need to maintain good health.
Increasing your self-awareness is the key to knowing what it is that your body needs. While there may be a variety of practices for Chinese meditation, you need to choose which method suits you best.
How do you know which form of self-care will best help you? With the demands of your busy schedule, your ever-changing needs, and your limited budget, how do you know...
Yoga has long been associated with the practice of meditation to find focus. While many people engage in yoga to find their inner peace, yoga offers a lot more.
Did you know that the regular practice of yoga also helps you lose weight? While it may require more challenging poses, the art form itself helps a lot of people achieve their desired weight. Regular practice and dedication can turn every yoga pose into something that helps with your weight problem.
And yet, many people also speak of how yoga has helped them deal with lower back spasms. Many people have googled "burning pain in back." Could yoga be your answer?
Yoga offers several benefits to the body, some of which can be surprising. Yoga does not take hours to do unless you want to spend more time doing it. Just a few minutes of practice each day can bring you to a certain level of awareness about your body's needs.
Yoga helps release the...
The human hand has always been expressive. With a simple wave, you could be sending a "Hi" to another person's way. With a simple pat on the back, you could tell someone, "Everything is going to be okay."
But the human hand is not just about gestures. Some people believe that the hand can convey more. From the lines on the palm to the shape of the person's fingers, the hands can provide insight into a person's personality or character.
Are you wondering if the palm reading fate line is something that speaks of the truth? Here's a guide to palm reading to help you see things for yourself.
Palmistry or the reading of the palms is an ancient practice dating back thousands of years. While palm reading is often associated with fortune reading, the premise that guides those that read the hand is based on the idea that the person's hand reveals a lot about their character. Apart from learning more about the person...