Monday, September 26, 2016

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

Good Morning,

Today we are sharing a post on what defines a good life, based on a study by Robert Waldinger. It's interesting on how life goals and dreams can change as we age and gain more life experiences. Also, being able to find your best self sooner in life can really make a difference on  how you perceive your situation and the cards you have been dealt.

"What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy? There was a recent survey of millennials asking them what their most important life goals were, and over 80 percent said that a major life goal for them was to get rich. 

'And another 50 percent of those same young adults said that another major life goal was to become famous. And we're constantly told to lean in to work, to push harder and achieve more. We're given the impression that these are the things that we need to go after in order to have a good life. Pictures of entire lives, of the choices that people make and how those choices work out for them, those pictures are almost impossible to get. Most of what we know about human life we know from asking people to remember the past, and as we know, hindsight is anything but 20/20. We forget vast amounts of what happens to us in life, and sometimes memory is downright creative."

To continue reading the article and learn what Robert found, visit: https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness/transcript?language=en

If you or someone you know hasn't found your true happiness and would like someone to talk with, contact us today at: http://innerpassagestherapy.com/

Monday, September 19, 2016

When another coffee is the last thing you need, try yoga!!

Good afternoon,

Today we are sharing an article from 99u.com entitled ' Yoga Hacks for Stress & Anxiety
When another coffee is the last thing you need, try these yoga moves and squash all your work-related tension.'  Written by Jenn Tardif

As you know, there are many benefits to doing yoga, that aren't just physical. Yoga can help relieve stress, anxiety and any sort of tension build up you may have. So, next time you feel like you are depleted and can't take another coffee or sugary energy drink, try some of these yoga hacks mentioned in the article below!

http://99u.com/articles/43297/yoga-hacks-for-stress-anxiety?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=6f643d176e-Weekly_05_10_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-6f643d176e-145452681



Monday, September 12, 2016

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

Good afternoon!

As you may or may not know, Inner Passages believes in an integrative approach to healing and wellness. One of the aspects we like to discuss with patients is mindful meditation. However, we know that for some people the idea of meditation can be overwhelming. Where do you begin? How do you know if you are meditating correctly?

Today we are sharing an article from zenhabits.com entitled 'Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind' which can help answer some of these questions!

"The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it’s helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I’m far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.

Probably most importantly, it has helped me understand my own mind. Before I started meditating, I never thought about what was going on inside my head — it would just happen, and I would follow its commands like an automaton. These days, all of that still happens, but more and more, I am aware of what’s going on. I can make a choice about whether to follow the commands. I understand myself better (not completely, but better), and that has given me increased flexibility and freedom.

So … I highly recommend this habit. And while I’m not saying it’s easy, you can start small and get better and better as you practice. Don’t expect to be good at first — that’s why it’s called “practice”!"

To find out what these 20 practical tips are, visit: http://zenhabits.net/meditation-guide/

If you are looking for someone to talk to to help form an integrative healing plan for yourself, contact us today for your free 30-minute phone consultation! http://innerpassagestherapy.com/