Resourcing Is a Path to Well-Being

Resourcing Is a Path to Well-Being

May is Mental Health Awareness month. In light of this, I would like to name one of the well-researched cornerstones of mental wellness or well-being—resourcing. Resourcing is a process of allowing or integrating positive sensations, emotions, and cognitions. This ‘taking in’ of positive resources supports an improved experience of self in the present moment.

Self-Compassion—The Transformative Effect of Being Kind to Yourself

Self-Compassion—The Transformative Effect of Being Kind to Yourself

What most of us do when we feel emotional pain is become self-aggressive. A failure or shortcoming turns into a reason to be hard on ourselves, and we shower ourselves with criticism. Sometimes that leads to isolating or shaming ourselves. Instead of staying with the initial impact of the painful emotional experience, we step into a habit of building a false story about ourselves based on damaging thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations that cause ongoing suffering.