It is difficult to know when you can stand up for yourself in the workplace while balancing being a team player and a respected employee. Here is a great article on what assertivenss looks like in the workplace and how to implement it.
This is a great summary of the study completed by John Gottman (the guru of marriage therapist). It points out that the two keys factors to making a marriage work is generosity and kindness! Please read for a better understanding of your own relationship!
This is a great article about the quantitative amount of money at which happiness stops increasing. You will be surprised at the actual dollar amount at which it no longer matters on how much we make in year. Let this article set you free from correlating your happiness to money. Happiness can be found in other places.
Helping Parents Heal - October 11
Please help spread the word by inviting bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings to the Dallas area chapter Helping Parents Heal meeting on Tuesday, Oct 11, 7-9 pm at Unity Church, Dallas (directions).
Helping Parents Heal is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. Helping Parents Heal is open to all parents who have lost a child, of any age, under any circumstance. Grandparents and adult siblings are also welcome. We welcome everyone regardless of religious (or non-religious) background and allow for open dialog.
There is no cost to attend the meeting other than we ask for a $5 love donation that goes directly to Unity for use of the meeting space.
I am not one for playing games on my cell phone. However, has technology is becoming more and more apart of our daily lives it has some very useful applications. This article is about how a phone game is helping individuals with anxiety and depression. The article describes how users of the game, Pokemon Go, are being helped with their depression and anxiety. Its getting them out of the house and meeting new people. This game can be used as a great coping skill and an avenue to overcome distressing emotions. Maybe I'll give it a try!
This post about anxiety and stress can be found on Lifehacker. It talks about reframing anxiety by seeing it as a challenge instead of a burden. We can't eliminate all the stress in our life, but we do have the ability to change the way that we view it. It is up to you to make the choice for change.
This website www.adaa.org is solely dedicated to helping inform people about anxiety and depression. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has a great website that offers several articles on how to manage your symptoms for individuals of any age. Use this as an additional resource to learn more about your mental health and how to improve it.
A way to help yourself with anxiety is by breathing correctly. Ineffective breathing increases anxiety by the lack of oxygen in the circulatory system. This short you tube video demonstrates how to breath correctly in order to make the most of your breath. Practice this on a regular basis in order to make it a habit.
This Ted Talk is about the need for us to take care of our emotional selves just like we take care of our physical bodies. Guy Winch (psychologist) calls it "Emotional Hygiene". He talks about the benefits of emotional self care and how this practice can build resilience in one's self.
So many of us have struggled at one time or another with being codependent. Its challenging at times to know when the line has been crossed from being supportive to being codependent. The following link describes the characteristics of codependency. If you are questioning your own motives in a relationship, take the quiz offered and allow yourself to self reflect.