How to stop neglecting a vital part of our success... Somewhere along my journey as a practitioner, I felt an internal calling to heal myself and others. The idea of becoming healthy and happy fascinated me, and still does. This internal calling or gravitational pull is something many practitioners experience in the mental health and wellness industry. We answer this call by rolling up our sleeves and investing our heart, time, soul, and money into learning our wellness craft. We invest in our … [Read more...] about Is “Business” A Four Letter Word to Practitioners?
Classifying Ourselves and Others It's hard to watch the news or look around ourselves without seeing so much strife. Outrageous acts against humanity seem commonplace, and it can be hard to digest. This strife can strike our own lives as well. The sting of hurt feels even worse it is delivered by the hands of people you trust and love. We have likely all experienced this sort of betrayal at work, in our home, or in our relationships. It's incredibly difficult and painful! When trust is … [Read more...] about Good Guys vs Bad Guys: Personal Development Beyond the Illusion!
The 5 Love Languages “Sometimes the way we think we show love best is not actually the best way to show love,” explains Zach Williamson, member of the Chapman Team. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, everyone has a primary way in which they prefer to receive love called their primary love language. When someone speaks this love language to them, it fills their love tank to the brim. Inadvertently, they feel loved. Chapman has revealed five distinct languages from which our primary can be … [Read more...] about Recognizing Real Connection: A Key to Personal Growth
´There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.´ ~ Mahatma Gandhi, "Non-Violence in Peace and War” Minimalism as a lifestyle is not a new trend. In fact, many of the world´s top minds embraced minimalism in one fashion or another. Ghandi was a minimalist by situation. Einstein reputedly had a closet full of black suits and white shirts that he ignored when dressing each morning. Ours is a society that loves stuff. The more you seem to have, the happier you are apparently supposed to be - at … [Read more...] about Embracing a Minimalist Attitude: A Personal Development Plan
Why should we simplify? Is a cluttered life the sign of a cluttered mind? Dr. Gabor Maté, M.D. dedicates an entire chapter in Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder to the importance of our physical space. Although he is writing about Attention Deficit Disorder, who in our culture of mass consumerism, latte-induced busy-ness, and two-second media bites does not have some experience with some of its effects on our wellbeing and personal … [Read more...] about Decluttering Our Minds Accelerates Our Personal Development
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” Cicero We all understand the word gratitude. Our mothers taught us to say "please" and "thank you" at the appropriate times. We learned to write letters of thanks to distant relatives who spent birthday cards. These were important lessons growing up. However, was this really teaching us about gratitude at a deeper level? Does this form of gratitude help to foster happiness? Gratitude is defined as "a feeling … [Read more...] about The Essence of Gratitude and its Contribution to Your Happiness