There is no joy in the world like that of a new parent. Having a child fundamentally changes your life in every way, but the rewards of watching your baby grow up makes it all worth it. Of course, it isn’t always easy. There are tons of trials and tribulations all parents must go through. If you live with a disability, you may have more challenges than others.
As a helping professional, your career is centered around making sure others are happy and taken care of, but at what cost to you? Think about these statistics: A whopping 58 percent of educators reported experiencing high levels of stress within the last month. Even therapists, the individuals who help us deal with our own anxieties and help us find happiness and meaning, are stressed out!
Veterans exiting active duty service with disabilities and re-entering the civilian world are often faced with a unique quandary: Their military education simply doesn’t transfer to the private sector. While highly trained, veterans often have skills in niche fields like missile defense, and some veterans may lack a formal college degree. This creates an obstacle when looking for a new career, but a number of veterans have found the answer in a path that cares more about how hard you’re willing to work, rather than the particulars of your credentials — entrepreneurship.
Diving into nutrition and diets comes with perceived stress and responsibility. But, when we break it down, and simply look at food, it becomes a little more simple and nonthreatening to approach.
The question we have to ask ourselves as therapists is, is the food we are choosing to incorporate in these therapeutic programs positively or negatively impacting 1) The intended outcome, and 2) The individual’s growth, health, and success?
Brain Training has become a huge industry, with an estimated $1.3 billion being spent by Americans each year (2014 NYT). However, there's no evidenced these Brain Games have any effect of brain functioning or improvement.
Back in July of this year, my boyfriend and I stayed in Minneapolis, MN to practice at Dharma Field zen center. We participated in a weekend sesshin, and zazens daily after that. In this time I was provided the opportunity to step back from the busyness of life and cultivate concentration and awareness.