Be present in the moment. It sounds so simple, right? Yet it is actually very difficult for most of us to do. More often than not we are either ruminating about the past or planning for the future. We all understand the benefits of living in the present moment, such as reducing stress, feeling happier, and getting better sleep. However, if we are always living in the present, how do we plan for the future we dream of? I have always been . . .
Keeping your gratitude tank full is a vital aspect of self-care. Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, has studied more than 1,000 people from ages eight to 80 and found that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of physical, psychological, and social benefits including stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, and the ability to experience more joy and optimism. Experiencing gratitude . . .
Meditating is one of the most powerful things I have learned. It is a key practice that lays a foundation for a mindful life. Meditation is a way to train and strengthen your mind, much like training and strengthening your muscles when you go to the gym. Your ability to be aware of and to recognize what the mind is engaging with — and choose how you respond — is a skill that can be helpful in all aspects of life, from the workplace to . . .