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April 24, 2018

Are you guys yogis yet?

We have made it to week 4 of Peace Month. This week the topic is creativity.

This week we will discover how creative expression leads to more peacefulness. 

Much of coping involves participating so fully in skill that it allows us to forget about time. The meditative qualities of yoga and mindfulness - which we have discussed in the weeks prior - absorb attention. Creative expression does something similar, providing a mental vacation from the hectic stress and to-do lists o...

April 17, 2018

I have been eagerly anticipating week 3 of Peace Month, because this week we are diving into one of my absolute favorite things – YOGA.

The yoga mat is certainly a place of peace and processing for me.

The yoga practice holds within it many important metaphors and lessons for life. One I remind myself of often is: Stay on the mat. When there are circumstances, thoughts, and emotions that make us want to numb the pain of present reality, this is our repeated reminder that pain is a professor and th...

April 10, 2018

So, how’s the deep breathing going?

Welcome to week 2 of Peace Month. This week we will discuss deepening the peace in our lives through the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is one of my favorite therapeutic techniques. So much valuable information exists on mindfulness - today’s post is an introduction to the concept.

Simply put, mindfulness is focus on the present moment, on purpose, and without judgement.

Mindfulness and meditation have been around for centuries, largely as a spiritual pract...

April 2, 2018

Over here at Peace and Purpose Counseling, April has been deemed “peace month.” As the flowers are blooming and the sun has broken through a long winter, I am thinking about how we can grow more peace in our lives. Each Monday in April’s post will be dedicated to a different, practical way to cultivate peace into the nooks and crannies of our lives.

Sneak peak: This means May will be “purpose month!” Stay tuned.

Today, consider a coping skill that anyone can do at any time, the only qualification...

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