The right #Tools2Thrive can help you prioritize your mental health, build resiliency, help you support others, and guide your journey to mental well-being.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.
Try these daily exercises to maintain mental wellness, make good decisions, and continue to look out for and support each other.
By slowing down and choosing the most accurate words to describe our internal experience, we can use our words to create a more compassionate world.
Truth is the remedy. Knowledge — accurate, relevant information — can help us make reasonable decisions in the face of so much unrest.
No one ever guessed that this socially-awkward child had autism. After all, she didn’t fit any of the stereotypes. She was highly intelligent, meeting all developmental milestones ahead of schedule. She was polite and articulate with seemingly good social skills.
Did you know you can rewire your brain? Neuroscientific research breakthroughs are revealing fascinating new truths about the malleability of our brains and, thus, the malleability of ourselves as well. Previously, scientists thought that the brain was hard-wired and immutable. The widely-held belief was that the brain was a machine that did not change.
“Cutting off your nose to spite your face” happens when we focus on being right or fair despite the negative personal consequences. For migraineurs, there are a lot of opportunities for this to happen. Right or wrong, fair or unfair, sometimes we have to play by someone else’s rule in order to get what we want. It can be difficult to swallow our pride and do what is effective in order to get what we want.
Most people spend their days on “automatic pilot” not really paying attention. We often engage in one activity while our mind is focused on something else. We think we can accomplish more by doing several things at once. This is simply not true. When we bring our whole being into focus on one thing at at time, we are more productive. Sometimes we must quickly switch from one activity to another. The key is to give your full attention to each activity only when you are doing it.
Like a lot of the skills already covered, this one appears simple. Putting it into practice can be a little more complicated. We all like to think that we are non-judgmental. Yet we place value judgments on ourselves, others, and events all the time.