Monday, October 24, 2016

Keeping Life in Perspective

Today we are sharing an article from psychologytoday.com entitled 'Keeping Life in Perspective.' Life isn't easy and sometimes being able to take steps in the right direction is a matter of putting things back into perspective. "The one thing that can’t ever break is you. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to get caught up in worrying about what you’ve taken on, seeing potential problems and forgetting to consider solutions."

To continue reading more in the article click here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/emotional-fitness/201610/keeping-life-in-perspective

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Monday, October 17, 2016

There's More to Life Than Being Happy: Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness

This morning we are sharing an older but good article from theatlantic.com entitled 'There's More to Life Than Being Happy: Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness.'

In today's instant gratification society, people tend to want to only do things that make them "happy." However this article brings up a much deeper point. That life isn't just about searching for the things that make us happy, but also about finding true meaning.

"This uniqueness and singleness which distinguishes each individual and gives a meaning to his existence has a bearing on creative work as much as it does on human love. When the impossibility of replacing a person is realized, it allows the responsibility which a man has for his existence and its continuance to appear in all its magnitude. A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."

"The study participants reported deriving meaning from giving a part of themselves away to others and making a sacrifice on behalf of the overall group. In the words of Martin E. P. Seligman, one of the leading psychological scientists alive today, in the meaningful life "you use your highest strengths and talents to belong to and serve something you believe is larger than the self." 

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Gaining Happiness by Losing Yourself

Good morning,

Today we are sharing an article from psychologytoday.com entitled 'Gaining Happiness by Losing Yourself.'  This is a great read which talks about  being able to lose yourself in order to help treat other mood and emotional issues that you may have going on. It also talks about the importance of being able to recognize situations that aren't favorable and learning how to deal with it by stepping away from yourself to see the entire situation.

"A dissolution of body boundaries during meditation leads to greater happiness, says a new study. The results provide evidence that techniques that foster the loss of sense of body boundary can help in the treatment of mood disorders.

In the pursuit of happiness we are often self-centered. I want an ice cream, I want to watch my favorite TV show, I want this woman or man as partner. This hedonic principle can lead to pleasurable states when I am able to consume. But it can also lead to unpleasant situations when I don’t get what I want.'

'With their recent happiness model called the Self-centeredness/Selflessness Happiness model, Michael Dambrun and Matthieu Ricard have developed an idea of how we learn to become happy grownups. In essence, they argue that self-centeredness develops when we take our condition to be more important than the condition of others; the self is experienced with sharp boundaries and as separate from the others and the world."

To continue reading this article, visit: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sense-time/201610/gaining-happiness-losing-yourself

Monday, October 3, 2016

A Local School Replaced Detention With Meditation. And the Results Are Stunning!

Good afternoon,

Today we are sharing an article from omeleto.com entitled 'This School Replaced Detention With Meditation. And the Results Are Stunning.'

As you know there are many direct, positive results from the ancient practice of mediation but we most often hear about adults or adolescents giving meditation a try. What makes this article particularly amazing, is that the Robert W. Coleman Elementary School nearby in Baltimore has allowed children to practice meditation...and the results are amazing!  Take a look at the link below to find out how meditation has impacted the kids at this school:


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