As a non-judgmental and receptive state of mind, mindfulness allows you to be still and observe and accept your negative thoughts and emotions with openness, rather than over-identifying with them or suppressing and denying them. This state of mind can help you become aware of your thoughts and feelings without constant self-evaluations.Read More
People often refer to themselves as “swimming like a duck”. This is a reference to how calm ducks appear above the water but how fast they are paddling beneath to stay afloat. I myself have been known to use this analogy.
Today, however, I offer a new way of looking at “swimming like a duck”. One with a more positive frame. Ducks practice self-care and preen themselves in such a way that as water hits their feathers, it simply rolls off. How great would it be for us humans to learn how to perform self-care in such a way that as stressors hit us on a daily basis, we too are able to simply let them “roll off” our backs?