Keep It Simple Many people are under the false assumption that meaningful activity requires skill, talent and a large amount of time. This notion could not be further from the truth. Meaningful activity can happen anytime, anywhere and take many forms. Simply put. Those who find meaning, have made meaning. What do I mean by… Continue reading Creating Meaningful Activity In 4 Steps
Facts:Myths About Suicide
The Problem Thinking is the both the most powerful and by far the most destructive ability possessed by the human species. We constantly find ourselves caught up in the whirlwind of pointless thought. Why pointless? Because studies have shown that over 90% of our thoughts are repetitive and even worse, these thoughts are typically negative.… Continue reading Freedom From Thinking
Personality Types Carl Jung, one of the early pioneers in the field of psychiatry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the first to create a classification system for personality types. Jung placed individuals in one of two main categories; Extraverted (E) or Introverted (I). He also added two pairs of additional subcategories;… Continue reading Finding Meaning as an Introvert
Can’t, always, never, anything and everything are some (but not all) of the most irrational words in the English language. This is especially true if we are prone to depression, anxiety, and low self esteem. Why are these words so troublesome? Because they typically suggest that we are engaging in overgeneralizing and/or black and white… Continue reading Can’t, Always, Never, Anything and Everything
Assumptions A common stereotype of an individual who has found purpose and meaning is an image of someone who is doing what they love to do. They have passion, positivity and maybe, from an outsider’s perspective, see life through rose colored glasses. Nothing shakes them as they live their dream and follow their bliss. Although… Continue reading How Do I Find Purpose When Everything Is Falling Apart?
Self Compassion Therapy is a relatively new form of therapy that incorporates Buddhist principles of loving kindness with some of the more traditional models of cognitive therapy. Loving kindness can take the form of a basic meditation practice where you engage in wishing yourself and others wellness, happiness, and peace. Numerous fMRI studies have been… Continue reading How Can Self Compassion Improve Mental Health?
The name of this blog; People Finding Purpose is a bit deceiving because it suggests that purpose exists someplace in the future. However, when we look towards the future we run the risk of making ourselves anxious, angry and disappointed. Purpose can be found in the here and now simply by acknowledging your intention for… Continue reading Embracing the Now
As young children we are guided by our parents, caretakers and teachers to learn, grow and expand our cognitive abilities. We learn through modeling, direction and trial and error. Most of us became accustomed to practice, repetition, testing and positive reinforcement. We have learned that it is “good” to succeed and “bad” to fail. And… Continue reading You May Be Expecting Perfection and Not Even Know It
Self Compassion Therapy is a relatively new form of therapy that incorporates Buddhist principles of loving kindness with some of the more traditional models of cognitive therapy. Loving kindness can take the form of a basic meditation practice where you engage in wishing yourself and others wellness, happiness, and peace. Numerous fMRI studies have been… Continue reading Self Compassion