We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

(via explore-blog)

bklyntaichi:

The Annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is April 26th, 2014
Brooklyn Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy is hosting the event near the Band Shell in Prospect Park. All ages and fitness level are welcome.  Make it a family event, join us to send Qi of Wellness throughout the whole globe.

REALLY WANT TO GO!

bklyntaichi:

The Annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is April 26th, 2014

Brooklyn Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy is hosting the event near the Band Shell in Prospect Park. All ages and fitness level are welcome.  Make it a family event, join us to send Qi of Wellness throughout the whole globe.

REALLY WANT TO GO!

On Mindfulness, Clarity & Equanimity

newlifefoundationthailand:

by Karin Hallberg

When the question, “What is mindfulness?” was posed to the group, many different ideas came up. Being aware in the present moment, being attentive towards other people, accepting the way things are, being focused, compassion, and gratitude, were some of the responses….

Many of our escapes are involuntary: addiction and dissociating from painful feelings are two examples. Anyone who has worked with a strong addiction—compulsive eating, compulsive sex, abuse of substances, explosive anger, or any other behavior that’s out of control—knows that when the urge comes on it’s irresistible. The seduction is too strong.

So we train again and again in less highly charged situations in which the urge is present but not so overwhelming. By training with everyday irritations, we develop the knack of refraining when the going gets rough. It takes patience and an understanding of how we’re hurting ourselves not to continue taking the same old escape route of speaking or acting out.

Pema Chödrön from Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change

notcrazyorg:

TEXT, TALK, ACT! An awesome conversation about mental health that will be happening via text!On April 24th text “start” to 89800!!learn more here: http://www.creatingcommunitysolutions.org/texttalkact

notcrazyorg:

TEXT, TALK, ACT! An awesome conversation about mental health that will be happening via text!

On April 24th text “start” to 89800!!


learn more here: http://www.creatingcommunitysolutions.org/texttalkact

just a fun video that I have not seen until now b/c I live under a rock ;)

Our life has become so mechanized and electronified that one needs some kind of an elixir to make it bearable at all. And what is this elixir if not humor?

The science of humor and the humor of science in a brilliant 1969 reflection on laughter as an antidote to automation. (via explore-blog)

Truth is an interesting notion, isn’t it? We seem to lack evidence that there is any such thing as a truth that is true everywhere all the time. And yet, in any given moment, we might have an insight that shows us what is true for us now.

Cheri Huber

notcrazyorg:

Depression is an illness not a moral failing

notcrazyorg:

Depression is an illness not a moral failing

smartgirlsattheparty:

unwrapping:

Congrats to smartgirlsattheparty for Tumblr of the Year at the Shorty Awards!

THANK YOU ALL!! WE ARE SO HONORED AND EXCITED!!

smartgirlsattheparty . (^_^)/ मैत्री

katimorton:

PLS Reblog:

FREE Self-Harm Recovery Workbook - from Kati Morton 

The stigma and lack of knowledge surrounding self-injury is one of the reasons I started to make videos. Recovery is possible, self-injury is a mental health issue that I frequently work on with my clients. Cutting, burning, hitting or otherwise injuring oneself is a coping mechanism. In this workbook, I show you ways to overcome and lead a healthier life. You can and will get better, but you have to want it, you have to work on it. Let’s do this together :) I know that therapy can be expensive and often is not even available in certain places.

I have been working on the Self-Harm workbook for about 8 months.  Watching channels by friends of mine on YouTube like Laura LeJeune and IDranktheSeaWater showed me that there was a place where I could help. I hope you enjoy the workbook. I’d love to hear from you about how you are using it.

xoxo Kati

LINK TO SELF-HARM WORKBOOK:

http://www.katimorton.com/sh-workbook-vol-1-sign-up/