6 Tips to Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout at Work

-Joe Wilner At times, we all experience stress, and for many people a major source of stress arises from work-related issues. Feeling overworked, facing tight deadlines, and experiencing a lack of job-security can keep us in a chronic state of fight-or-flight. Stress isn’t all bad, of course. A healthy dose of stress in the right contextContinue reading “6 Tips to Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout at Work”

Planning Fun Events May Make Them Less Fun

-Janice Wood New research shows that nothing ruins a potentially fun event like putting it on your calendar. In a series of studies, researchers at Ohio State University found that scheduling a leisure activity, like seeing a movie or taking a coffee break, led people to anticipate less enjoyment and actually enjoy the event lessContinue reading “Planning Fun Events May Make Them Less Fun”

Self-Compassion: A Life-Changing Skill

-Neil Petersen It’s a cliche to say that we’re out own worst critics. But if you read the AllPsych blog very much, you know that psychology researchers are in the business of showing that a lot of the old cliches go a lot deeper than we might think. Today’s exhibit is self-compassion. Most of theContinue reading “Self-Compassion: A Life-Changing Skill”

Healing Compassion Fatigue with Nature

-Jennifer Blough Suspecting I was struggling with a touch of compassion fatigue, my husband recently convinced me to head up to northern Michigan for a few days to stay at our family’s cottage. I was long overdue for some much-needed self-care, so I packed a small suitcase and hit the road. It was officially fall,Continue reading “Healing Compassion Fatigue with Nature”

Can You Cheat at Mindfulness and Self Compassion?

-Kellie Edwards I have a client who laughingly says she loves to “cheat the system” — find a short cut, an easier way, a faster route and get “more bang for her buck.” She remembers doing it as a child at school. When she was supposed to be learning how to touch type she gotContinue reading “Can You Cheat at Mindfulness and Self Compassion?”

Self-esteem v. Self-compassion

High self-esteem does not predict better performance or greater success. And though people with high self-esteem do think they’re more successful, objectively, they are not. High self-esteem does not make you a more effective leader, a more appealing lover, more likely to lead a healthy lifestyle, or more attractive and compelling in an interview. AContinue reading “Self-esteem v. Self-compassion”

Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: Your Panic Attack Survival Guide

Your heart was racing. You were dizzy and felt detached. You thought you were about to die. So, understandably, you tried to escape the last situation that caused you to panic. I get it! It is natural to try to flee when faced with an anxiety-provoking situation or object. Every part of our being instructsContinue reading “Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: Your Panic Attack Survival Guide”

How You Can Tell that Deep Down, Solitude Is Your Thing

What does it mean if you crave a lot of time alone? If you are someone who likes having time to yourself and space to yourself, and just never felt in tune with all the relentless matrimania (the over-the-top hyping of marriage and weddings and coupling), there have always been other people like you. ButContinue reading “How You Can Tell that Deep Down, Solitude Is Your Thing”

Schools Out, But the Same Rules Apply!

Tips for preventing summer weight gain in children Some may blame the school lunch food and lack of recess during the year for the increased rates of overweight and obesity during childhood. With many budget cuts, gym classes are one of the first classes to get the boot. Children end up being sedentary most ofContinue reading “Schools Out, But the Same Rules Apply!”

Stress Check-In

“Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose.” – Maureen Killoran Everyone experiences stress sometimes. It can sometimes feel like there’s nothing that can be done about stress, but you have more control than you might think. As much as we’d probably likeContinue reading “Stress Check-In”