Greetings Clients and Friends –
Winter can be long and tough to endure with its’ cold temperatures, gray days and snow storms. Winter nights can be especially dark with the skies shielded by clouds blocking the light of the stars and moon. It can feel like everything has come to a standstill – A barrenness to it all. However, that is simply not true.
Amidst the ice, snow and freezing rains is the spring that lies beneath preparing for its emergence with all of its newness. We need the winter to allow nature to prepare for this amazing event. So, perhaps winter can also be amazing and have much to offer us.
Winter can bring an opportunity to retreat and to take time to reflect and quietly ponder things that are important. It can be a time of our personal dormancy as we regenerate and nourish ourselves preparing to blossom as we approach another beginning.
Nature has much to teach us. If we pay attention, life starts to make more sense as everything is timed and orchestrated perfectly.
This issue of Living Well News is about the application of mindfulness in helping with improving mood and sense of well-being. We will examine the role of judgment and reactivity in challenging health and learn new skills to calm down.
Many of today’s problems are created by stress and confusion. We can see how problems can grow bigger and take on a velocity. Addiction, depression, medical issues and other stressors intermingle creating a unique display of behavioral difficulties and become more chronic in nature.
I hope that you find this information helpful. If so, feel free to forward to a family member or friend.
If you find that you can benefit from help with mood problems, give us a call at (610) 692-4995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paula Tropiano, M.A., L.P.C., CCDP-Diplomate