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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In the wellness, mindfulness, and holistic health space there are many wonderful and profound words of wisdom. It’s easy to just pick them up and run with them. They sound good and you so want them to be true. There are some popular sayings though that I’ve been thinking more about. And this is one…

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Millions of people around the world use food as a way to relieve stress or numb pain. We focus here on food, but, of course, it is not the only weapon of distraction from underlying angst, discomfort, or pain that we use. The discussion below may still resonate. We often don’t notice the difference between physical hunger and…

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I read recently that most people who start the year with goals fall off track by the third week of January.  Let’s talk a bit about how can you beat the odds (at any time of the year). Don’t Let Setbacks Discourage You Many people start with strong motivation, a clear plan, and an unobstructed path,…

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With the new year ahead, are you looking to create new habits? Habits can move us forward, or they can hold us back, regardless they define who we are. We can turn unhealthy or unproductive habits into healthier or productive ones by mastering the concept of consistency. Habits Are Formed By Repetition If you think…

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