More than one billion children worldwide live in places torn apart by war or terrorism. Children are especially vulnerable to the psychological effects of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.
In a world that often celebrates perfection and seamless beauty, the Japanese art of kintsugi teaches us to embrace our flaws and transform them into something remarkable.
Because we live in a world that is so incredibly busy and stressful, it can be easy to forget or simply not have time to take care of ourselves. In our attempt to stay on top of work and other responsibilities, we let our own happiness and well-being slide. When this...
In a fast-paced world with many moving pieces, we may struggle to find peace and balance. This is especially true when we care deeply about and are strongly impacted by the people and events in our lives. How can we prevent burnout and hold healthy boundaries without becoming apathetic? Cultivating equanimity allows us to keep our compassion while maintaining our footing and staying calm through the chaos.
What is Forgiveness? Forgiveness is widely considered a moral virtue or social etiquette. But what is forgiveness, exactly? Anglican bishop and human rights activist Desmond Tutu described it as "a path to healing." Psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach...
Spending time with the people we care about most can be incredibly rewarding as well as improve our emotional and physiological well-being. But when we start feeling uncomfortable in relationships, it can be hard to set some distance.
As winter comes to a close, and the beginning of spring approaches, we can look at the changing seasons as a way to check in with ourselves.
Living with intention allows us to experience more joy, purpose, and meaning in our lives. To live with intention is to align our behaviors with our values. When our actions and values are not in alignment, we may experience dissatisfaction, discomfort, and unease. A lack of intention in our lives can also result in stress, leading to psychological distress and poor health. So, how do we live our lives with intention?
Shame is one of the most uncomfortable feelings we can experience as humans. Shame makes us feel simultaneously too small and too big – we feel unworthy and insignificant, but also exposed and wishing we could disappear. In order to overcome shame, we must first understand what shame is, where it comes from, and why it affects us so deeply.
On March 26, 2022, I had the great fortune to virtually sit and chat with Ukraine-born Psychotherapist, author, TEDx speaker, and self-proclaimed geek, Dr. Janina Scarlet.