Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Monday, 15 January 2018
Sunday, 14 January 2018
10 Signs That a Relationship Is Truly Loving - Can we do anything now to turn things around? By Randi Gunther Ph.D.
Friday, 12 January 2018
- relaxation techniques,
- grounding exercises, strategies for managing negative self talk,
- exercises disperse dissociation and bring us back into the body,
- gratitude techniques,
- strengths based practices and
- practices which instill hope
- bringing creativity into every day life
- bring nature into every day life
mindfulness, is a great gift.
Lap it up and live your bliss.
How to Free Yourself from Your Personal Stories An effective mindfulness practice for working with self-stories so you don’t get so caught up in yourself that you miss the irreplaceable moments happening right in front of you: By Bob Stahl and Steve Flowers
Do You Know These Nine Varieties of Positive Emotion? Neuroscientific and evolutionary evidence suggests there’s not just one : Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Thursday, 11 January 2018
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Monday, 8 January 2018
Why Going No Contact With Mom Doesn't Solve Everything : Learn the limits of parental divorce and four steps you must take. By Peg Streep
Sunday, 7 January 2018
Friday, 5 January 2018
Battling the Physical Symptoms of Stress - Your body reacts the same way to a harsh email and a saber-toothed tiger: By Parneet Pal
Wednesday, 3 January 2018
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Monday, 1 January 2018
National Geographic's 57 best images of the 2017 year—curated from 88 photographers, 112 stories, and nearly 2 million photographs.
Mindful’s Top 10 Guided Practices of 2017 Listen to guided meditations from mindfulness experts on how to work with difficult emotions and weave mindful moments into your daily life. By Mindful Staff
Sunday, 31 December 2017
Friday, 29 December 2017
Thursday, 28 December 2017
Sunday, 24 December 2017
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Friday, 22 December 2017
Let Go of Being the Ideal Role Model Our thoughts and images of what an ideal parent or lover or leader should be can get in the way of just being the best we can be in any given moment: By Mark Bertin
Thursday, 21 December 2017
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Saturday, 16 December 2017
189 new recommendations delivered by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia - I was one of the 7875 victims interviewed about my experience of childhood sexual abuse. My perpetrator was Brother Bernard Hartman, now retired, of the Marianist order, Catholic Church, residing in the U.S. I am not celebrating the recommendations of the Royal Commission with gusto as some might expect because I know that some children will never be safe, no matter how hard we try. Am I a defeatist or a realist? I am expecting future abused children to have a voice, be believed and receive early intervention and appropriate care. I am looking forward improvements being implemented within all institutions that will make those children safer. I only wish I had a magic wand to stop this devastating, cruel and vile experience from ever happening to another child. I applaud, "the creation of a new National Office for Child Safety" which will hopefully prove to be a great first step forward. But I feel that the expectation, "that religious ministers be required to report abuse confided in them during confession." may be a pipe dream. Unless rogue priests set up sting operations to weed out and dob in non-compliant priests, I don't trust the Catholic Church to follow this through. I also worry that some people may believe that a married priest is a "safer" priest and let their guard down. Married men and parents can, and do, commit rape and abuse against children, their own included. As it stands at the moment, the leaders of the Catholic Church in Australia are stating that they will refer to Rome and the Holy See for their instructions on mandatory reporting of child abuse confessional matters. These new implementations will be Australian Law. Abide by the laws of the land or face the full consequences of harsh criminal charges. The full Royal Commission report can be read via the link below. Live Your Bliss Mairead
My words to the people of Australia in the Survivors Book in the National Library in Canberra
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Anxiety - What you don't know about anxiety may surprise you : Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Why Listening is the Most Radical Act - When we think we already know what there is to hear, we are simply moving a little too fast to really listen—That's where meditation comes in: By Mirabai Bush
Friday, 8 December 2017
The Hungry Ghost Inside Us : Sustainable Human - “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain.” - Dr. Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction.
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy: By Jill Suttie
Saturday, 2 December 2017
15 Easy Things You Can Do That Will Help When You Feel Like Shit - You don't have to tackle it all at once. Maritsa Patrinos
Friday, 1 December 2017
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Stress Impacts the Brain Increasing Risk for Heart Disease New study suggests that how the mind, body, and brain perceive and respond to stress may have direct bearing on the onset of cardiovascular illness. By B Grace Bullock PhD
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
You don’t have to be happy all the time : Alisa Camplin on why contentment is a more realistic end goal.
6 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress : By Diane Poole Heller, PH.D . These are excellent tips but I would like to add that at no time should you tolerate phisical, psychological or emotional abuse just because of social pressure. You can say no to an event or leave at any time. You are your own best judge of the situation. Stay safe, Mairead
Saturday, 25 November 2017
Friday, 24 November 2017
Why Ancient Mapmakers Were Terrified of Blank Spaces - Inventing cities, mountains, and monsters to fill the empty spaces on maps is a centuries-old tradition in cartography. By Greg Miller