“Spirituality”—as I see it—is energy in the universe that we’re all a part of. And I believe we’re all contributing to this energy every day,whether we’re conscious of it or not.
The catchphrases people have grown accustomed to hearing under the realm of spirituality are:
Bringing spirituality into your life and believing in something bigger than yourself will set you on the path to getting the life you want. By having a firm grasp of this concept, you’ll understand that life’s painful moments are there to get us to our next place of growth.You’ll see that it’s in life’s toughest times when we learn our greatest lessons. And you’ll possess a firm knowledge that when one door closes, another door is about to open.
A great way to start incorporating spirituality into your life is by finding a way to meditate that works for you. Meditation is a form of spiritual practice that will really help you approach your life from a much calmer, more clear-headed place. Bringing spirituality and meditation into your life will truly help you to become a happier, healthier, and more balanced person.
I believe our mental health is very tied into our physical health – and that means we truly are what we eat! This is why I believe so strongly in naturopathic medicine. For those who don’t know what this is, it’s the practice of helping people find balance within their physical/emotional health, primarily using diet and supplements instead of prescription medicine. Prevention is the core principal. For more information visit with Dr. Jaime Schehr at www.jaimeschehr.com.
Although the idea of positive psychology has been around for over a decade, it’s still considered a fairly new concept. Not enough people are familiar with the notion of flourishing versus constantly focusing on the problems they have.
The skills of enjoying positive emotions, being engaged with people you care about, having meaning in your life, achieving your work goals, and maintaining good relationships are entirely different than just managing not to have depression or anxiety. The absence of troubled mental health is not enough. It can leave someone stuck in nothingness, purposelessness, and boredom. We are looking to create positivity and peace in your life.
Some of the concepts associated with positive psychology are: optimism, mastery, flow, pleasure, laughter, giving to others, gratitude, and forgiveness. And there’s so much to learn about each one of these areas.
Learning and practicing the tenets of this viewpoint, and becoming fully engaged and excited in the world, will have an extraordinary impact on your ability to bring the things you want into your life.
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Today, it’s a known concept that our minds and bodies are closely connected. However, I’m not sure people have a full understanding of what this actually means. The mind/body connection is about our emotions and—for the majority of you out there—the lack of fully experiencing our emotions most of the time.
Unfortunately, this is happening less and less frequently. We’re distracting ourselves by working too much, going out every night, drinking, surfing the Internet….In other words, we’re finding ways to avoid our emotions altogether. This is where the mind/body connection comes into play. Ignoring our feelings leads to the development of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, back pain, migraines…the list goes on and on. The main culprit here is unfelt and unexpressed anger.
Feelings seem to have a bad rap in our society. The truth is that we’re experiencing emotions twenty-four hours day; we just don’t know it. Even when our life is in a great place, we can still have anger, fear, and sadness. I am here to tell you that by acknowledging all of these feelings, you’re actually helping your body function in a healthy and energetic way. In turn, you’re taking a huge leap towards getting the life YOU want!