There’s no denying that self-care is has become a buzzword in the wellness world. But take it from your bank account, what we’ve come to accept as self-care — from getting a massage to seeing a therapist — is rarely free.
On Saturday, September 7, thousands of fans packed into the Worcester Palladium’s outdoor space for the sixth annual Self Help Fest’s first-ever Massachusetts show. The festival, hosted by Florida-based band A Day to Remember, presented an impressive array of rock.Early in the afternoon, the festivities began on the smaller Black Stage with metalcore band The Acacia Strain. On the larger Red Stage, acoustic duo This Wild Life kept things more mellow. At 5:30, Wage War, another metalcore act, closed the Black Stage as pop-punk band Real Friends took to the Red Stage. In a 2014 interview with ABC News, A Day to Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon explained that the therapeutic effects of music inspired Self Help Fest’s name. “At the end of the day, that’s what music is all about,” he explai
It's for your own benefit.By Shreyasi Debnath'We think that forgiveness is a weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.' – T. D. JakesT. D. Jakes take on forgiveness clearly states why sometimes one needs to learn how to forgive.Practicing forgiveness is not everyone’s cup of tea.RELATED: Is It Possible To Truly Forgive Someone Who Hurt You Deeply?“You are wrong, I am right”Humans are eternally flawed just as Alexander Pope said, ‘To err is human’.In your lifetime, you surely have been wronged by one person who you couldn’t forgive yet. Be it your friend, your colleague, your ex-partner, or even your parents, letting go of the pain they inflicted on you is definitely not legitimate.When you recall the entire context, you know fo
Linh Ta Des Moines Register Published 1:11 PM EDT Sep 13, 2019 Editor's note: The date of the grand opening has been updated in this story. A new space in Des Moines aims to help people get more in tune with themselves, both mentally and physically. Inner Space is a new 6,000 square-foot venue that offers different classes and rooms for rent at 1251 Keosaqua Way. Teachers from around the community will offer different classes at Inner Space that align with the venue's mission of helping people with their "mind, body and energy,” co
When I first started practicing Buddhism at age 11, I became the odd one out in my family of Catholics and atheists. Piles of sutras, Buddha images, and prayer beads crowded my room. I took a trip to see the Dalai Lama at Emory University during my sophomore year of high school, and I constructed a small altar on my childhood chest. While my parents often obliged me by driving me to the nearest Tibetan Buddhist center, the trip was an hour long one way, and more often than not I had to learn the tradition on my own with the books I managed to collect. Many around me in South Carolina were baffled to discover that a kid would ever want to practice Buddhism. “After all,” one of my grandmothers would tell me, “there’s Christian meditation!” In the minds of others, it seemed, Buddhism
On the other hand, as Mehlman Petrzela points out in a piece she wrote for The Atlantic in August, self-care and self-help have been a huge component of political activism for a long time. She notes that civil rights activist and writer Audre Lorde famously said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”Williamson tapped into a similar sentiment of fighting through a larger psychological battle during the first Democratic debate, saying, “Mr. President, if you’re listening, I want you to hear me please: You have harnessed fear for political purposes, and only love can cast that out...I’m going to harness love for political purposes. I will meet you on that field, and sir, love will win.”Therein lies why Williamson’s mes
MONTPELIER, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Beginning this week, the Montpelier Ranger District will begin prescribed burn operations in the Self Help area approximately seven miles east of Preston.The district hopes to treat approximately 1,296 acres to reduce the amount of dense maple cover, fuel loading and regenerate existing aspen stand by mimicking a mixed severity fire.This proposed activity is occurring in the fall when ground moistures are high and fire danger is low.Prescribed burning allows fire manager the opportunity to control the pace at which they ignite material and carefully consider current and predicted weather during operations. Operation strategies are dynamic and may adjust or stop all together should ground conditions change."We do an...
It doesn’t matter how old your kids are: There’s a ton to get done in a day, and only so many hours to do it in. So we moms cut down on time spent sleeping, entertaining, and taking care of ourselves. But paying regular visits to yourself needs to happen if you’re trying to thrive, not just survive. Don't panic—we're not adding more to your already towering to-do list. Instead, we've curated simple, dare-we-say fun ideas for sneaking self-care right into real life.The 30-Day Self-Care Challenge Guided by therapists, wellness experts, and a few enlightened women, we’ve created the 30-Day Self-Care Challenge: a month’s worth of big-impact, little-effort ideas for investing in yourself. Today's the perfect day to start! 1. Make an annual
ANDREW TAY. (photo credit: QARIM BROWN) As users of the Internet, we are constantly being bombarded with advertisements for products that will make us feel better. If you’re having a bad day, a turmeric latte from Starbucks is just the thing to pick you up. Those designer yoga pants will be sure to boost your spirits on a down morning. Face creams, eye masks, juice cleanses, various powders and elixirs and shots and immune boosters are all on constant display, promising to pave the road to wellness
Digital advertising executive Jason Harris, who is the co-founder and CEO of the ad agency Mekanism, has written a self-help book in a bid to help readers become “master influencers” in their own right. Titled The Soulful Art of Persuasion and published by Currency — an imprint of Penguin Random House — the book serves to help readers cultivate 11 character-building habits that Harris believes are essential to personal growth and success in business. The book’s thesis is that persuasion isn’t about logic or facts, but boils down to personal character. This argument is based on Harris’ own experiences in and out of the boardroom, and also draws on the latest research about trust, influence, and habit formation. In addition to Mekanism,