As summer approaches, many of us begin planning our well-deserved vacations, chill weekend getaways, and much-needed quality time with our friends and family. The weather is warmer and the sun is out which means days spent lounging at beaches, lakes, and pools are quickly approaching. Although these fun summer activities are meant to bring happiness
Mindfulness has enjoyed a tremendous surge in popularity in the past decade, both in the popular press and in the psychotherapy literature. The practice has moved from a largely obscure Buddhist concept founded about 2,600 years ago to a mainstream practice available at any time on your smartphone. Today, mindfulness can be defined as
When we learn to be more mindful, we form deeper connections with ourselves, our environment, and others. There are a number of ways to incorporate mindfulness techniques into your day. Breathing Mindfulness, or being mindful of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, may involve breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices
The Attitude of Gratitude The holidays are usually a time of reflection and gratitude, but how can gratitude make you happier year round? Gratitude is the act of giving thanks or being thankful and appreciative for what you have, whether tangible or intangible, and recognizing it helps you to acknowledge what’s good in your life.