Join us in the Oak Room for a nutritious meal from the PALM Café while learning from counselor and coach Lara Pennington, who will explore the spectrum of stress and how to begin redefining your relationship with it. Stress is a necessary and adaptive aspect of life; however, in today’s world, stressors can become all-consuming. For many, vacation is the only stress management tool they know. How do you move beyond “getting away from it all” to reclaim the joy of day-to-day life?
Imagine you’re sitting in a meeting for work. Your boss is talking about planning for the next quarter. You have a notebook out and you’re scribbling notes. Then, you hear a ding from your phone, which is lying face-down on the table next to you. You start to wonder who it’s from, what it’s about, and if you need to check it. You quickly glance at it to make sure it’s not something pressing. In the time since you first heard the ding, you’ve completely switched gears in your brain and missed several minutes of discussion on the next quarter’s goals.
What causes stress in your life? Take a few minutes and think about it. Are answers such as work, family commitments, relationship conflicts, or health concerns coming to mind? These common daily stressors affect everyone on some level.
The latest fad in self-improvement is the so-called “dopamine detox” or “dopamine fasting.” Its proponents promise an instant “reset” of the over-stimulated brain. But what actually is dopamine and what is the science behind this fad? Is it based on a sound theory, or is it just marketing hype? In this webinar, Dr. Nigel Lester, psychiatrist and Director of Mental Health at PALM Health, investigates the latest Silicon Valley craze and throws light on the current trends in popular mental health practices.
In the same way that it’s important to feed your body with nutritious foods for strong physical health, it’s equally important to take a look at how you are feeding your mind for strong mental health.
Come celebrate with us! PALM opened its doors six years ago, and since then we have grown into an incredible community. We’re celebrating all week long with raffles, free giveaways to members, fun posts on social media, and special events such as a watercolor art class. We’re grateful to celebrate six years of well-being with you!
“Lose ten pounds fast with this diet.” “Get a flat belly in one week.” “Drop five pounds after doing this workout.” Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve tried one or two of these diets or quick-fix workout routines with the intention of losing a few pounds, but the number on the scale didn’t budge. Or maybe you lost weight, but had trouble keeping it off later on. Drastic diets, calorie restriction, and over-exercising are some of the most common ways to try and lose weight, but more often than not, the results don’t live up to the hype.
Think about a time when you felt angry, anxious, or stressed. Maybe you had a big exam, an argument with a loved one, or a jarring emotional situation. It’s likely that your heart started to race, your breathing became quick and shallow, and you felt yourself start to tremble. Your muscles tensed up. Maybe you even felt dizzy or nauseous.
Well-being is about having the inner resources to meet stress while being in the midst of it. Our virtual educational Know Yourself Workshops are designed to help individuals increase their resilience to stress and improve their overall well-being and awareness. In these workshops, participants are introduced to the groundbreaking Know Yourself DVD curriculum, which offers tools, concepts, and self-reflection exercises to help foster calmness, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mind-body health.
Imagine you’re on a diet, but one day, you have an irresistible craving for a cookie, which isn’t a part of your diet. But you just have to have the cookie, so you decide to eat one. How do you go about eating that cookie? Do you stand over the sink and eat it quickly to get it over with and fulfill your craving? Or do you sit down, put the cookie on a plate, make a cup of tea, and really take the time to savor every bite?