Calm Corner

mental health, wellness

On reading

It’s funny how some people never pick up a book again after finishing school, but for me I’ve learned to appreciate reading more and more, especially when I’m not in school anymore. Why is that? Maybe it’s the fact that it’s not required reading (I never finished Scarlet Letter) or that I’ll  ...

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mindfulness

Sit in the discomfort

Try this practice today. Observe how your body and mind are while you engage in something that is challenging or outside your comfort zone. See how your body reacts. See how your mind is. This is how you cultivate body and mind awareness. What does the voice inside you say? See if you can push  ...

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mental health, wellness

“Same goal, same end”

These are the words of the Dalai Lama at his most recent visit to Dieu Ngu Temple in Westminster, Orange County, CA, where I was in attendance, on June 19, 2016. It was such a blessing to be in his presence (about 20 ft. away). I felt a positive aura radiating from him throughout my time there.  ...

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wellness

Bringing Coloring Back

One of my favorite things to do as a child was coloring. I remember coloring pages of Sailor Moon, the walls, and anything else I could get my tiny hands on. As an adult I’m happy to see the popularity of coloring on the rise again. I went into Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago and to my  ...

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mental health

The importance of time off

I understand that our society tends to value productivity, often at the cost of our own health and happiness. Holidays are a great time to reflect on what is most important to you and how to find a happy medium between what you need to do and what you want to do. I used to feel that I need to  ...

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