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How to Practice a Loving-Kindness Meditation

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, Outpatient Therapist.        Keeping kindness in the forefront of our minds can be challenging. Yet, it’s increasingly important for our emotional and mental health. “There is a lot of hate, division, and anger around us these...

8 Mindfulness Practices to Reduce Stress

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Lisa Dee, LMFT, Clinic Site Director, DBT Team Lead, Certified DBT Clinician.   What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a way of connecting to the present moment through the awareness of our surroundings, thoughts, and sensations. Throughout our day, our minds are constantly thinking about the past or future. The...

3 Ways Meditation Helps Your Mental Health

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Holly Oachs, MA, Outpatient Therapist.   Meditation is an ancient practice of cultivating inner peace. People have been meditating for thousands of years to cope with stress and train their attention. Meditation can be different for everyone depending on your journey and what works best...

A Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Angela Laschinger, MA, LPCC, School-Based Mental Health Manager, and Outpatient Therapist.    A fixed vs. growth mindset plays a pivotal role in our mental health and capacity for happiness. It manifests from a young age and impacts our relationships, goals, and behaviors.   Fixed vs. Growth Mindset Defined  The main difference between these two mindsets is the underlying beliefs people have about their personality, abilities, and intelligence. Much...

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