Do you feel like your responsibilities are crowding out what’s most important to you? Regain control of your life by setting healthy limits. Why? Because: It can lead to a more manageable, less stressed life. You will more likely succeed at reaching your goals. When you have more respect for your time, others have more…

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“I make sure every day that ‘I protect my pockets of peace’,” she said. This morsel of wisdom from a participant in a women’s group I recently facilitated really stood out and I knew immediately that I’d want to share it with you.  Apparently this phrase was made famous by a young woman on YouTube and TikTok…

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We all have worries and regrets that we carry around, sometimes our entire lives. The time we spend ruminating over the past and the future wears us down and can bring with it a lot of pain and unease. The only way to get past the constant worry is to learn to let go and give yourself permission to live…

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I recently did a presentation on the role of courage and trust in social advocacy and the ways in which a mindfulness practice – a practice of nonjudgmental and intentional present moment awareness – can support advocates in internally cultivating those qualities and caring for themselves.  Cultivating courage and self-trust is so important for all of us…

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Most of us are familiar with what a physical detox is, but what about a mind detox? When you’re trying to make major changes to your life, you can get stuck. A mind detox can help you internally clear out what is keeping you from moving forward, align with the shifts you are making in your life,…

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The practice of mindfulness is increasingly becoming part of the mainstream of western society as more people are turned on to the benefits of leading mindful lifestyles. Just like anything else that achieves a lot of media attention though, mindfulness is not without its misconceptions, many of which are quite off base. The following are…

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The weight loss struggle is real, and everyone has their own set of reasons for not being able to maintain the weight that they lose. The restrictions are often unsustainable and they inevitably ditch the diet. Others are unable to control their portions. Most people just lose motivation. There is a mindful alternative.  There is…

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A common barrier to getting a meditation practice off of the ground is the distractions of the body and the mind.  Physical discomfort and the busy mind can lead you to thinking that meditation is not for you. That is certainly what I thought when I started a practice. Learning to witness these distractions without getting…

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Do you struggle with being able to follow your instincts and inner wisdom? The truth is, in many circumstances, your instincts are right, but if you tend to over think things too much, you might stray from those initial inner thoughts. Following your instincts and inner wisdom means understanding and following the core of your beliefs.  At times, that…

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If you have self-doubt, sometimes it can be hard to get the motivation you need to accomplish things in life. It can prevent you from living the life you most want. If can trigger overeating or undereating or other behaviors you want to curb. it interferes with making mindful choices. But, you can become more motivated…

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