Finding Contentment

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~ Lao Tzu Seeking Health and Happiness One Day at a Time. Marcy Berg is a writer and therapist living in the Pacific Northwest and Exploring thoughts on mental health, wellness, … More Finding Contentment

6 Gratitude Quotes for These Times

Each November, we pause at Thanksgiving to express gratitude for what we have been given. This year, some find it challenging to be thankful in the midst of so many difficult events that we have experienced individually, as a community, and as a country. And yet, it is the process of expressing gratitude that gives us the mental and emotional strength to go on. … More 6 Gratitude Quotes for These Times

Keeping the Social in a Socially Distanced Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us, and many of us start thinking fondly about childhood gatherings with grandma and grandpa as well as all the aunts and uncles gathered around the table. If you grew up in a larger family, you likely spent your first holidays relegated to the children’s table. There you might’ve missed out on … More Keeping the Social in a Socially Distanced Thanksgiving

8 Myths About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the journey of awareness, learning to be present, conscious, and nonjudgmental of our feelings, thoughts, and actions. Most importantly, mindfulness is a process of growth. … More 8 Myths About Mindfulness

Creating a Gratitude Practice During Difficult Times

Creating a gratitude practice increases happiness and reduces stress. Begin today in three easy steps. … More Creating a Gratitude Practice During Difficult Times

4 Ways to Avoid a Mental Health Crisis During Difficult Times

Twenty-seven wildfires are burning across Oregon. The fires have resulted in in entire communities’ evacuations, the loss of homes and businesses for hundreds of families, and potential for mental health crisis. Across the state, Oregonians are struggling with hazardous air quality, making breathing difficult. This experience is overwhelming for many who are already struggling. We … More 4 Ways to Avoid a Mental Health Crisis During Difficult Times

3 Things Quarantine Taught Me About Connection

My workdays are very different these days. There seems to be no connection between life today and life in March of this year. In the not so distant past, I would rush around the house scrambling to get ready and gather everything that I needed for the day: purse, keys, ID badge, snacks, coffee. These … More 3 Things Quarantine Taught Me About Connection

3 Steps to Finding Rest in Times of Turmoil

The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.~Martin Luther King, Jr. As I woke earlier this week, I noticed that my heart was heavy, and my mind was already full. It wasn’t yet six o’clock, and Covid-19, protests, and death tolls … More 3 Steps to Finding Rest in Times of Turmoil