Cultivate Well-Being this Winter
Among other things, I am student of yoga, HeartMath and Grateful Living. All of which offer rich practices from varying perspectives. These certainly - in part - inform my theoretical orientation at Be Still Counseling, too.
As we enter the season of winter, I invite you to join me in cultivating well-being from this inside out. This blog will provide you with a few resources to cozy up with as you practice some established habits or try out something new.
ONE: The Four Constituents of Well-Being
Dr. Richard Davidson with the Center for Healthy Minds
Richard describes in this 13:36 minute video research from the field of neuroscience on The Four Constituents for Well-Being: Resilience, Outlook, Attention and Generosity. His brief lecture is easy to follow and quite compelling!
TWO: HeartMath Interventions
HeartMath is an evidenced based, bio-feedback system for learning skills for self-regulation, emotions management, stress reduction, intuition enhancement and more!
Check out this video for more on THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR HEART AND RESILIENCE!
You can also find video guides on practicing HeartMath here or at BeStillPLLC.com.
THREE: Grateful Living
Brother David Steindl-Rast and the good folks at Gratefulness.org offer a variety of guides in their database of Practices for Grateful Living. Grateful Living is correlated with resilience, aliveness and joy. You can also sign up for a daily inspirational/meditative quote which arrives in your inbox.
FOUR: Loving Kindness Meditation
This one comes from my friend and yoga teacher, Anne Hoffman @ Now Happy Yoga