Marie Forleo/Rick Hanson: How to Build Unshakeable Inner Strength Using Neuroscience
This video and research really resonated with me today, and I hope you also find it useful! I enjoy the content of many of Marie Forleo‘s videos – particularly her interviews. This one features Rick Hanson, a psychologist specializing in neuroplasticity and Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. I first learned of the GGSC in 2015 and have benefitted greatly from their research and public content. In 2016, I took their (free!) Science of Happiness course and would highly recommend it, particularly if you’re interested in positive psychology and/or looking for ways to live a more fulfilled life.
Let It Go ~ Yoga with Adriene
This practice was just what I needed today! I thought I’d share it in case it’s what you need, too 🙂 Yoga has become a vital part of my wellness routine over the last several years. During this time of life transitions, one of the challenges has been finding a new yoga home each time I’ve moved (6 major moves in just over 4 years) – a place where I love the people, classes – and also prices. I relocated to NYC for graduate school last August (2018) – and between time and financial constraints, I haven’t yet tried out studios here. Last semester, my yoga practice had dwindled to…
Compliments That Aren’t About Physical Appearance
I struggle with linking my own self-worth to external achievements and other people’s opinions. It’s so important to recognize (and praise) your unique internal qualities and character; things that aren’t dependent on outside conditions. Thanks to Dorkchops for sharing this list of lovely compliments that are more than just skin-deep. “A lot of the time we get complimented on the way we look and we start to think that it’s the most valued quality about ourselves but it’s important to notice how skilled we are and how empowered we are as individuals. I found this list below that has a number of compliments we can start using that focus on how great…
Doctorates, Down-Dogs and the Challenge of Self Talk (Guest Post)
This blog is new to me – but I find this post incredibly applicable! I have been practicing yoga on-and-off for the past year and notice remarkable differences in my mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing when I practice consistently – which is why I’m currently prioritizing it as part of my “life reorganization” (more on that later). I look forward to reading more from Fit Is a Feminist Issue! “The day I submitted my PhD dissertation was also my 95th day of a self-imposed 100 day yoga challenge. I had never intended to complete both tasks in such quick succession. Indeed, the fact that I actually completed either task at all…