Published by Dr. Andrea Dinardo
Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a psychology professor, keynote speaker, and former school psychologist who applies positive psychology to facilitate personal growth and transformational change. During her TEDx Talk and on her psychology blog, she discusses how to thrive under pressure using three stress resilience tools: challenge, commitment, and control. A framework for mental health and motivation used throughout her workshops, training, and keynote talks.
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Peace is taking a deep breath and being with your family after a long day.
Yes! And the hope is that you can also find peace in the midst of a long, hard challenging day. This is the universal challenge for us all.
A challenge hard to conquer !
But do-able. Maybe not always. But definitely in moments. One long, deep breath at a time. 🍃🌿
One long deep breath 🍀
Thank you for the reminder!
I was thinking about how at peace I feel when I’m enjoying “coffee talk” with my husband John at 6am every morning (especially this morning) and how could I bring that zen feeling with me all day long.
Conscious breathing for me is key. Simple & equally profound. From time travelling in my head to back to the “here & now” in an instant.
What brings you back to the present moment?
What works for me best is deep breathing and visualizing all that is good in my life and all that brings me joy.
Great strategies! Visualization is such a powerful tool. I used it often in my work as a school psychologist to help students with test anxiety, and the young ones in kindergarten with separation anxiety. To this day, I use it with nursing students at the college. Transformative technique for students & professors!
YES! As a first grade teacher, I know all too well about separation anxiety. You are truly awesome!!
So are you, my fellow teacher! 📚💙
Yes, I am!
This is why I smoke a pipe every couple of days: it’s a ritual that forces me to sit, relax, and set aside 30-45 minutes either alone with my thoughts or with my wife. As I look back on the past few years, some of those moments on the porch, just taking in the beauty of the sky, the sights and sounds that surround us, and the relaxing flavor of a nice tobacco coupled with a hot cup of coffee recharges my mind like nothing else.
I can feel the peace just reading your words. Sounds wonderful. And so simple. My favourite kind of soul recharge.
Yes, “One long deep breath at a time.”. Breath!!!!! Good one Andrea.
Thank you! Life can be so complicated. Stress relief shouldn’t be. What a difference a long deep breath makes. Combined with videos of your travels = Peace indeed. 🌿🍃
It sure can be complicated. Its great when we can be a light.
This post gives me strength. 🙂
Smiling as I read your comment Christy. Thank you for the feedback! I love the title for your blog “When Women Inspire”. There is no doubt that it all starts with you Christy.🌟💫
Oh Andrea, and to wake up to your beautiful messages today has made my Friday all the brighter 🙂 Happy to “meet” you in this big WWW!!
Hello Dr Dinardo,
Thank you for the reminder. I’m a bit of a one for letting my mind wander except in for a few things where I just lose myself. It’s a special feeling.
I’m attempting to spread it into other activities too now🙋🏻💕💐
Reminders between bloggers is one of my favourite aspects of writing.
A gentle wake up call to what truly matters. Shifting us from our unrelenting egos to our overflowing spirits in 250 words or less.
–> You might also be interested in this post: https://drandreadinardo.com/2016/05/10/the-sweet-spot/
Hope you find your “sweet spot” in the now today Di. It’s the ultimate place to be. 😊
Within each breath when we breathe that little deeper, we do indeed find more peace.. learning to take time, and breathe and exhale the worry and tensions you carry, Can be a wonderful healer, and within a few moments Balance can be helped to be restored..
Lovely quote There is only one moment that matters, and that is the Now Moment. 🙂
So much peace in your writing Sue. Each word brings me closer to ‘the now’. An essential practice in today’s digital world. We must never forget that “Now is all there is.” 🌺
Yes Andrea, now is ALL there is.. sadly so many people live in the past and yearn for the future as they let the present slip by.. Which is why the ‘Present’ is such a gift to treasure..
Wishing you a Peaceful week
Thanks Sue! Wishing the same for you! 🍃
❤ 🙂 thank you
Thanks! I needed that!
Wonderful. A simple, yet so powerful message. Love it!
I hope you find peace in each deep breath today. 🍃🌿
When god cant be everywhere, he sent people like Andrea on the planet to make the diff in the people’s lives !
You are so kind Suyog!
Basically, I recommend to every person to be mindful. This require to stop, breath and smile when we face a situation. This allow us to think before act. This is a great post!
Dr. Andrea, reading your blog is an excellent way to start the day. You are a cup of coffee, sweet banana, or a favorite tune to hum or sing out loud, for the soul before the start of each day. Thank you!