By David Hart This month, I wanted to talk about mental health, since it seems like more and more people are dealing with depression and […]
Teen retreat is a gift that makes me wish others could take part in the present. And to convince everyone of how special teen retreat is, here are three unique ways in which teen retreat could benefit teens and adults alike.
Sometimes things fall apart in theory, and sometimes literally.
How one teen learned to deal with anxiety by coming home to the breath.
Knowing our children’s personalities, we have a sense of what may be a good fit for them. Yet any pushing has the opposite effect of our intention to suggest or encourage.
What happens when humans really get to know each other? Does everything fall apart? That’s the message we sometimes get.
If Facebook is any indicator, pain and anger are the only emotions allowed and we need to live in constant anxiety. There’s no doubt that life is difficult now for a lot of people and there’s potential for more suffering—this is not to diminish those realities. But we’ve also got to remember why life is worth fighting for and celebrate those moments that we have together.
Despite having spent a large portion of the last eight years bringing young people into the wilderness for extended trips, I can sometimes get so caught up in “front-country” life that I forget how powerful and important spending time outdoors can be.
There are many modern interpretations of mindfulness that are playing a positive role in shaping better lives, relationships, and communities. The following ideas come from my own training, study, and personal experience. I hope they provide a beneficial contribution to a collaborative inquiry into the essence and application of mindfulness in our lives.
In a society so reliant on instant gratification and an expectation of constant pleasure, it’s no surprise we can’t stand discomfort. And who would want to? When we’re feeling lonely or bored, it is so much easier to grab the remote and forget about our problems than it is to explore the pain we are experiencing. Not only is it easier, but even encouraged.