It can be hard to admit our own flaws and mistakes. Many of us were raised to avoid mistakes. In school, if we got an answer wrong on the test, we’d get points off. Some of us were shamed for being wrong or made fun of for saying the wrong thing. In many cases, if we messed up at all, we’d be blamed or punished.
We all worry and as a result, we often times feel anxious, overwhelmed, and nervous. Worrying often happens as a result of fear – fear of the future, fear of what is going to happen, fear of not having control – it’s the fear of uncertainty.
We’ve discussed in several blogs how in today’s world of social media, it’s important to realize we are only seeing other people’s “highlight reels”. When we forget this, we find ourselves, consciously or subconsciously, comparing ourselves to others. We try to portray ourselves as happy and successful at all times.
It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means we’re all getting reminded to be thankful. A year ago, we shared a blog that explored what gratitude means and explained why practicing gratitude is something we should remember to do everyday, not just around Thanksgiving. If you missed it, you can read it here – What is Gratitude? (more…)
Did you know that most of our feelings and actions stem from the way we think about and speak to ourselves? Many of us often internally speak to ourselves in a negative way, saying things like: (more…)
You may recall a blog from March where we interviewed Wellness Warriors founder Samantha Dvora to pick her brain on all things wellness, you can read it here. In addition to running Wellness Warriors, Samantha is a Reiki master and an Occupational Therapist specializing in neurology and oncology. Through Wellness Warriors she helps clients with chronic illness to improve their health and wellness.
Samantha and her husband were married in mid-October, and just days after returning from their honeymoon, their community was rocked by the shooting at their Synagogue, the Tree of Life, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2018.
Below is a blog Samantha wrote sharing her pain, her vulnerability, and her process to continue self-care in the midst of this tragic crisis.