What to do with all those Headlines!

January 31, 2017 purposelywell 2

The news and social media has been riddled with a deluge of negative stories, horrible events, scary thoughts, and tons of confusion! If you have a TV or a Facebook account, you have seen more than your fair share this week alone! And it’s only Tuesday! As a concerned natural […]

Meditation and Childhood ADHD

July 31, 2016 purposelywell 0

It’s no secret that meditation has a plethora of benefits to offer. From reducing depression, to improving the quality of one’s sleep [1], it’s already established to be a fantastic solution to emotionally based problems. Now, according to an experiment’s protocol published on BMC Psychology’s website [2], it seems Dutch […]

Being Grateful Can Make You Happy

May 25, 2016 purposelywell 0

It’s very common to feel like being grateful is difficult when you’re unhappy. However, research shows that simply practicing gratitude (even if you don’t feel like it) may actually make you happier. Give thanks, be grateful and happiness will come with it. Arthur C Brooks’ article for the New York […]

Overcoming Depression With Mindfulness

April 30, 2016 purposelywell 0

Mindfulness, a concept developed in Buddhism, may be effective at combating depression. Put simply by Psychology Today: “Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your […]

Losing Weight Is Not About Food or Exercise

October 28, 2015 purposelywell 0

Most of us have been taught to think that losing weight and keeping it off long term is about what we eat and how much we exercise. Actually that is only a tiny part of it. If you are subconsciously sabotaging yourself all the diet and exercise in the world […]

I Finally Know Why Journaling Is Hard Work

September 8, 2015 purposelywell 0

I have always disliked keeping a journal. I know some people rave by it, but…. it always seems like hard work with no payoff. I make my students do it. Journaling is part of the training. I did it when I was training but only half-heartedly. I didn’t understand what it […]

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