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  • 17 Jul, 2017

a poem by Rupi Kaur 

All too often, we allow our well-being to be determined by our outside circumstances and experiences.  We feel frustrated because we want more than we have.  We feel sad or dissatisfied about what we don't have or what we lost .    We worry about what tomorrow will bring.  We regret what we did yesterday.  We forget that our experiences do not define us, and they don't determine our mood.  

Learning mindfulness skills is one way to help with this.   Mindfulness combines  acceptance without judgment of our life's experiences with a focus on  being present in the here-and-now .  It contributes to enhanced happiness by teaching us to savor life's pleasures as they occur and to become more engaged in our activities and relationships.  

 Mindfulness techniques can be taught on their own, or incorporated into a broader psychotherapy.   Here's a good link for an overview of some of the benefits of mindfulness:    https://www.helpguide.org/harvard/benefits-of-mindfulness.htm

If you would like to learn more about how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your day-to-day life, just give us a call!

Paragon Behavioral Health Blog

By 7016277837 15 Jan, 2018
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By 7016277837 03 Jan, 2018
Please call us on Friday or Monday if you need to reschedule an appointment.  In the meantime, stay safe and warm!!  ~~RS
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By 7016277837 28 Dec, 2017
Let the start of the new year act as a motivator to make some positive changes in your life.  We're here to help you make 2018 a great year!
By 7016277837 20 Dec, 2017
As the year comes to a close, take a moment to think about what you want to leave behind... and, what you want to bring with you.  ~RS
By 7016277837 15 Dec, 2017
We were all so happy to have the chance to gather outside the office to eat, drink, and be merry!  
By 7016277837 01 Dec, 2017
I think this is advice that we could all use from time to time --- ESPECIALLY around the holidays.  Taking good care of yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your loved ones ♥   ~RS
By 7016277837 21 Nov, 2017
On behalf of everyone at Paragon Behavioral Health, we wish you a joyous Thanksgiving, filled with sharing, caring, and lots of love.  
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Mindfulness, in a nutshell.  Enjoy your moment.  ~RS
By 7016277837 03 Nov, 2017
We were happy to welcome all the children from our neighbor, the YMCA Childcare Program, for trick-or-treating fun!  There are few things more adorable than 60+ kids swarming in their princess and superhero costumes.  Some of the staff at Paragon joined in the fun in their own Disney- and fairy-tale garb.  :)   
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