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Wellbeing

Emotions

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A Practice: Shift Your Inner Critic to an Inner Nurturer

Here's how to shift your inner critic to the inner nurturer by teaching your body that you can also find strength in being tender with yourself.  

Agility

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An Integrated Life: Balancing Rigidity and Chaos

Thrive blogger, Amy Dunn, reflects on the concept of integration and how humans navigate the river of life, avoiding the rocky shores or rigidity and chaos.

Mindfulness

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A Practice: Reflecting on Love and Goodness Towards Others

This practice helps build compassion for the struggles of others by shifting our perspective and imagining how we can offer love.

Wellbeing

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Well-Being: Four Essential Pillars Backed by Science

Research has identified four aspects of the mind that exhibit plasticity, and it turns out that we can practice to make our minds healthier.

Practices

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A Radical Idea: Becoming Skilled in Our Own Well-being

Wellbeing is something we can actively cultivate through practice, or through a practice of "mental hygiene."

Wellbeing

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Rhythms of Work and Rest: Leadership and Self-Care After Trauma and Burnout with Dr. Alexis Abernethy

Therapist and research psychologist Dr. Alexis Abernethy brings together worlds of spirituality, leadership, and socially informed community development. She has found that communal healing from trauma comes through deep, empathic, emotional awareness. She approaches burnout from a psychologically informed perspective on the Christian practices of Sabbath and worship and offers insightful resources to find rest and care for yourself on the way to an integrated life of spiritual health and thriving.

Joy

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We Really Can’t Do it All: Destigmatizing Human Limitations to Reclaim Joy

Reclaim joy through examining the rhythms of your life. A series of questions will help you explore.

Practices

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Micro-dosing Rest to Avoid Burnout

How do we create regular rhythms between work and rest?

Practices

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Burnout Culture: Is it Possible to Rest and Achieve?

How do we address the problem of burnout in our modern society?

Practices

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The Gift of Losing your Keys: A Story of Neurodiversity

Finding a good fit between our unique qualities and our environments helps us thrive.

Emotions

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Growing Forward: Questions to Promote Love and Meaning

If you want to train your brain out of anxiety and/or discover more about yourself, find a trusted friend or small group and work through these questions

Thriving

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Neurodiversity and Thriving: A Case Study in Theology-Informed Psychology

Author: Leidenhag, J. &  King, P. E.   Abstract: The concept of ‘neurodiversity’ to speak of conditions such as autism, dyslexia, and others as differences, not disorders or pathologies, relies on a robust account of human flourishing that can incorporate these conditions. Conceptions of illness and well-being are always partially theological, whilst also having to be grounded in the empirical realities of the present time. Therefore, positive developmental psychology is a particularly apt field for developing a theology-informed psychology. This article argues that recent work in theology-engaged psychology of thriving, as opposed to subjective flourishing, is the best approach to...