What attitudes and actions support you?

What attitudes and actions support you?

When I’m feeling uncertain, I reach for structure. (Twenty years ago, in the days immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I cleaned my house. I realized after the fact that I was imposing order where I could on a disordered world.) Recent health challenges...
self-compassion journaling prompts

self-compassion journaling prompts

Psychologist Kristin Neff says there are three elements to self-compassion: self-kindness vs. self-judgmentcommon humanity vs. isolationmindfulness vs. overidentification Here are some journaling prompts designed to help you explore and practice those elements. Bring...
9 steps toward improving your well-being

9 steps toward improving your well-being

The Better Health Channel, a website funded by the Victorian government in Australia, they describe well-being as “how you feel about yourself and your life. Happily, for those of us who live with significant health challenges, it doesn’t require any particular level...
what makes for mental well-being?

what makes for mental well-being?

The World Health Organization uses a simple questionnaire to help people assess their own mental well-being: using a scale of “all of the time,” “more than half of the time,” “less than half of the time,” “some of the time,” and “at no time,” participants are asked to...
feel better with “health snacks”

feel better with “health snacks”

In his book, Feel Better in 5, author Dr. Rangana Chatterjee invites readers to choose a five minute “health snack” from each of three menus: mind, body, and heart. Mind snacks reduce stress and anxiety. Body snacks get your body moving, and heart snacks increase your...