Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Mindful Balance For Busy Moms
Shonda Moralis MSW, LCSW
Parenting during the pandemic is a challenge, for sure! These simple tips will help you restore sanity and a sense of calm.
Learn how to overcome your fear, boost your confidence, get out there, and take on the world.
Use these simple, 5-minute empowerment strategies to step out of your comfort zone and play bigger.
Middle-of-the-night worry needn't rule your life. Use this simple mindful break to put those worries to bed for the night.
Exercise helps ward off anxiety, depression, and the negative effects of stress, but have you experienced the bliss of afterburn? Read more to find out how.
Use these quick mindful breaks for peace of mind, health, and sanity in the midst of the chaos.
We are all feeling heightened anxiety right about now. We can't always control the conditions, but we can learn to ride out those challenging, fear-laden storms.
Challenging colleagues can be maddening and draining. There are few things we can do to cope and maintain our composure.
Use this simple trick to grow your confidence and expand your world.
Mindfulness teaches us how to calm ourselves in stressful situations. We never know when we might find ourselves putting it to good use.
Mother's Day can be fraught with unrealistic expectations. One simple shift in attitude can make all the difference in how the day plays out.
Don't let unrealistic expectations for the holiday season get you down. Take a lesson from Mrs. Claus, settle in, and enjoy.
A common misconception about meditation is that we need to clear our mind of thoughts. Not true — meditation is simply noticing our thoughts — and everyone can do it.
Don't let the crazy back-school-pace wear you down. With a quick Life as Pie exercise you can create some delicious slices of peace, quiet, and calm in your day.
Love your morning cup of coffee or tea? Add a bit of mindfulness to start your day off with a taste of calm, focus, and pleasure.
One woman's inspiring story and her simple happiness hack.
Do you pay attention to what you are eating? Having kids can make it challenging. Here are a few reminders to keep us on our mindful eating game.
When faced with any project, creative or otherwise, we often face doubt and fear. Learn how to keep them at bay with this one simple trick.
New Year's are out. Choosing an intentional word of the year is in — and for good reason.
Feeling overwhelmed by the busyness of the season? This simple reminder will help you keep things in perspective.
The busy holiday season is in full swing. Here's a simple way to enjoy and savor.
Ever wanted to write a book? Here is an inside look from a first-time author's perspective.
We don't need to marathon train in order to live like a champion. Here are some simple reminders for a more vibrant, mindful life.
Moms aren't really granted sick days. Research shows an easy way to help boost your immune system so you can keep your superpowers running strong.
Need an antidote to all the negativity in our world right now? Take a look through the eyes of a child....
Research shows mindfulness can help us calm down, sleep better, lose weight, and enjoy life more. Here is what practicing mindfulness meditation has done for me.
Summer is a perfect time to bring more mindfulness into your life. Here are some simple ways to savor the season while keeping cool, calm, and collected with kids.
A hesitant adventurer's search for wonder in the natural world and how she keeps the phenomenal alive in her everyday life.
Want to teach your children to be more mindful? Here's how.
Shown to reduce stress while increasing resilience, attention, and compassion, mindfulness is catching on as a vital happiness skill that can be taught to children of any age.
Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist, mindfulness educator, writer and mom of two.