Stress

What is mindfulness?

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open, intentional attention on the present moment. When you become mindful, you realize that you are not your thoughts; you become an observer of your thoughts from moment to moment without judging them. Mindfulness involves being with your thoughts as they are, neither grasping at them nor pushing them away.Read the rest

Financial Stress

If you feel stressed just living your life, you’re not alone.

Americans lead stressful lives. Jobs, relationships, health, family obligations, community responsibilities —they all take their toll.

In “Stress in America 2012,” an annual survey by the American Psychology Association, 1in 5 respondents reported an extreme stress level of 8, 9 or 10 on a 10­point scale.… Read the rest

Meditation

Meditation. How important is it, really? What could be so important about just sitting and breathing? Well, a lot actually and its more than just sitting and breathing. Mediation, or mindfulness practice has been an essential everyday practice for thousands of years and something that many Americans may be missing from their daily life’s practice. With the fast pace of the American lifestyle and the glorification of busy in our culture, it can be difficult to juggle the stressful tasks from day to day, but meditation can help.Read the rest

5 Tips For A Happier Holiday Season

Happy holidays! Happy ‘getting stressed out, trying to do too many things and please everyone’ season. Oh, wait. That’s not promising.

Maybe this is the year to mix it up a little and make the holidays a little easier.

 

Forget perfection

Sometimes gingerbread men will be missing a limb. The tree may have a bald spot.… Read the rest

Beat Work Stress: 6 Tips To Feel Better and Work Better

The workplace is one of the top sources of stress in the average person’s life. According to a 2009 study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), a staggering 69% of employees in the U.S. say work is a “significant source of stress,” and 41% say they are tense throughout the workday. If you constantly feel stressed at work, try some of the following tips to create a more tranquil and relaxing work environment.… Read the rest