Mental Health

Five Elements Of An Apology

Five Elements Of An Apology

Many times we feel that we have fully apologized to another person about how we have offended or wronged them. But the offended person may want to hear more than just the two words “I’m sorry.” They may have heard that apology several times from the same person and been betrayed or disappointed again by the same actions or words. So the simple “I’m sorry” can seem empty and meaningless. Use these five elements of a sincere apology and then put these elements into action to win a person’s trust back.

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NAMI Mental Health Awareness Opportunity- Northpark in Dallas

The National Alliance of Mental Illness is hosting an event at Ebar at Nordstorm Northpark Center on October 13th from 12-4 in Dallas, TX.Taylor Counseling Group is partnering with NAMI to spread awareness and promote positive conversations about mental health issues today. The second week in October is Mental Health Awareness Week so this event will wrap up the week with 'sweet' treat and good conversations with The Depressed Cake Shop. The Depressed Cake shop will be selling baked goods at this fundraiser to raise money for NAMI and the expansion of mental health awareness. The baked goods will be in a gray colors on the outside, symbolizing the sadness and challenging times that those who struggle with mental health issues endure. However when cut open, the inside fo the baked goods will have bright colors, symbolizing that these people still have happiness and joy inside them to share with the rest of the world.

The Depressed Cake Shop started in the UK and now there are more than 30 of them in the world. Many of the bakers in these shops also struggle with mental health issues and others are fighting for loved ones that endure these struggles.  

This event will engage you in conversations about mental health and recovery, promote empathy within yourself towards others, and offer information and resources for support. Come out and join us for a 'sweet' time!

Depressed Cake Shop Website: http://depressedcakeshop.com/events/depressedcakeshopnorthdallas

Nami Dallas Website: http://www.namidallas.org

 

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Anti-Thought

One of the things I enjoy most about meditation is the idea of anti-thought. When I first heard this phrase it struck me a little odd.  I’ve always heard and understood meditation to be this place of reflection, to organize thought or an Eastern approach to finding your Chi. As I began to embrace meditation as a form of anti-thought I found myself enjoying the process and looking forward to my next meditation session. 

The developers at Headspacehave created a wonderful app to help you explore the value of anti-thought.  A seemingly endless library of guided and unguided meditation sessions will help you to learn to allow thoughts to pass by as if they were cars whizzing by in traffic. The sessions focus on a variety of topics from stress and anxiety to grief and relationships teaching you to acknowledge your positive and negative thoughts experience their emotional connection and then allow them to pass by. 

If you have a busy life and find yourself feeling overwhelmed by tasks and thoughts try take a few minutes to find the right headspace.  

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