“How Mindfulness Helps us through the Hard Stuff” by Psychotherapist Megan Gunnell

We are inundated these days with tips on how mindfulness can enhance our quality of life and help us feel happier.  How staying in the moment reduces our stress because we’re not too caught up in the past or the future, we’re sweetly savoring the momentary now.  That’s all true!  And it works!  But what gets much less attention is how staying mindful to discomfort can help us through the struggle.  

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"Forgiving Yourself" by Dr. Beth Wagner

This is a story that ends happily. It ends with me waking up and realizing that forgiveness isn’t seasonal. This isn’t just a story about eating too much and feeling fat. It’s about treating yourself kindly all year round, mentally and physically. You can’t forgive yourself one month and then beat yourself up the next.

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