Monday, March 27, 2017

The Power Of Regret (And Why You Should Always Choose Courage)

"Regret seems to take hold of the heart in a way that other states and emotions do not. Many other emotional states, however much power they may hold for a time, are dynamic. That is to say, most of us will recover from them even if we don’t want to, and even if it’s only to get into a state of numbness. Regret’s power however, is in its sense of permanence."

Does that statement hold true for you? If so you are not alone. The human spirit is resilient and can overcome so much, so why is it that regret seems to take hold on us when all else fades away? Why do they say that Heartbreak is transient but regret is eternal?

"Regret is a powerful thing. But it’s opposite, surprisingly, is not acceptance; it’s not simply “moving on.” I wager that the opposite of regret is courage. The courage to be the person who tries and fails, who searches and finds nothing in return, who endures with little to show but experience, and who loves and hurts." (To read more of this article visit the link here

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Meditators Have Younger Brains

Good morning,

Here's a statement to start your week off with: "When researchers at UCLA compared the brains of meditators to non-meditators they found that meditator’s brains were almost a decade younger by the time people reach their mid 50s."

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That's right! New research has shown that people who frequently meditate are proving to be decades younger in their brain function. "We’ve long known that normal aging is accompanied by a decrease in brain size. This decrease in brain size is due to age-related loss of connective tissue in the brain, often referred to as brain shrinkage, and affects memory, emotional regulation, and executive function. New research from the UCLA School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology shows that long-term meditators have younger brains, with higher concentrations of tissue in the brain regions most depleted by aging. In other words, the study found that meditation practice may help to minimize brain age and protect against age-related decline."

Here at Inner Passages we believe that for some, meditation can be an essential part of the holistic healing process. If you are stuck and looking for someone to talk to or help you through this time in your life, contact us today! We offer a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we can be a good match for you. Visit:  http://innerpassagestherapy.com/ today!


To view the entire article from mindful.org, visit the link here. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

11 Ways to Overcome Procrastination

Good morning!

Today we are sharing an article for anyone who has trouble getting things done or finds themselves starting projects but never finishing them. This article, shared from Psychologytoday.com is entitled '11 Ways to Overcome Procrastination' and gives a few tips to stop putting things off.

"Everyone has fallen victim to putting off a task at some point in their life. Take, for example, this article that I had planned on posting yesterday...

Ever wonder why you- or others- procrastinate? While some view it (in themselves or other people) as laziness, there might be something else at play here.

In the world of psychology, it has long been believed that people who procrastinate have a faulty sense of time, thinking they will have more time to get something done than they actually do. And while that may be true for some, more recent research suggests procrastination is linked to difficulty managing distress. Specifically, it seems that task aversion is to blame. That is, when people view the task in an unpleasant manner (“It will be tough, boring, painful…”), they are more likely to put it off.

While procrastinators may be trying to avoid distress, ironically it can cause more in the long-run. Procrastination can lead to increased stress, health issues and poorer performance. Procrastinators tend to have more sleep problems and experience greater stressful regret than non-procrastinators. What’s more, procrastination can also hinder your self-esteem with the guilt, shame or self-criticalness that can result from putting off tasks."

To continue reading the article to find out several tips which may help you visit: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/better-perfect/201703/11-ways-overcome-procrastination

If you feel your procrastination is a bigger issue or comes from another underlying problem that you seek help with, contact me today at www.innerpassages.com