Becoming Mindful of Distractions

We all participate in behaviors that distract us from something. Those behaviors and the things they distract us from are slightly different from person to person. The crazy thing is, it is simply getting easier and easier for people to distract themselves. Every new technology that offers consumers ease and comfort are an additional venueContinue reading “Becoming Mindful of Distractions”

Paradoxical Intention—Mental Health Minute 1

Do you ever find yourself so scared of something happening that you sort of will it to happen? For example, are you ever worried that you’ll panic during a test, and then find that you do? There’s a simple solution for situations like this: Paradoxical Intention Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor and author of one ofContinue reading “Paradoxical Intention—Mental Health Minute 1”

Stop Caring About Your Thoughts

In the short-term, anyway. It’ll save you a lot of time. Why Do We Care So Much About the Content of Our Minds? If you find yourself spending a lot of time thinking, reflecting on that thinking, and then being frustrated at yourself because you’ve determined the thinking is “bad,” this post is for you.Continue reading “Stop Caring About Your Thoughts”

Rising Above Your Brain’s Chatter

This post is gonna be about something I’ve noticed about the way I think—something I imagine many other people can relate to. “Paradox” Paradox is an intimidating word, but this is the definition: The last definition is the most simple, so that’s what I’m gonna go with. So how do our thoughts follow a patternContinue reading “Rising Above Your Brain’s Chatter”

School is a Breeding Ground for Fear

The closest I’ve ever come to a panic attack was when I was laying in my bed the day before the first day of my freshman year of high school. So I thought I’d address this significant event in my life under the belief that many people experience the same and worse. I was 14Continue reading “School is a Breeding Ground for Fear”

Acting on the Urge to Go Outside

I’m extrapolating here, but I feel like every so often, we all get an incessant urge to be outside. Whether it’s because the temperature is perfect or because we appreciate the sound of rain, sometimes the outside calls us. And often, we stay inside. There are a few reasons this could be. We may feelContinue reading “Acting on the Urge to Go Outside”