Mindfulness & Wellness Tips

Sunflowers in a field and hand holding a sunflower with smiley face. Caption: Toxic positivity

Toxic Positivity

October 13, 2021

Can positivity be toxic? What does that even mean? I recently learned in my Master’s Program that positivity can sometimes be toxic! I was surprised to learn that there is such a thing as Toxic Positivity. Believing that people should put a positive spin on all of their emotions and experiences, even when those emotions […]

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Women smelling rose

Stop to Smell the Roses – Mindfulness Practice

April 7, 2021

This time of year I love to be outside enjoying the springtime and all that it offers to each of my five senses! Recently I was walking near my neighbors’ front yard when I noticed the rich scent of fresh-cut grass and damp earth. It was so overwhelming that it caught my complete attention. My […]

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Pratima holding the directions for the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique


March 8, 2021

Do you ever have a day where you feel like your mind is trying to focus on a thousand things all at once? Each time you try to sit down and focus on one of those things, you can’t. You’re left feeling scattered and unproductive? This month’s Mindful Monday article focuses on “grounding” or being […]

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Pratima holding self affirmation card "I am proud of myself"


February 8, 2021

I love being the Residential Programs Manager at Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch. Engaging with our residents and providing fun activities for them makes me so happy! Yet sometimes I feel a little blue, like I imagine we all do. I’ve found a great technique to stay positive, and it’s the focus of this first […]

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