In a recent issue, we talked about ways to address the worrying mind.  I’d like to build on that discussion with a related issue – the incessant mental noise that may occupy your mind and contribute to the worry. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that inner communication inside the mind.  It could be…

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Has managing your eating been difficult these days? If so, that would certainly be a normal reaction to the stress, uncertainty, and restlessness you may be experiencing. It’s hard to focus on one self when so much is going on. Now though, more than ever, is a good time to focus on your health and well-being. …

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It’s hard to stay grounded in times like these – full of fear and uncertainty.  We are faced with a lack of concrete information. Our daily routines are significantly disrupted. We are worried about loved ones, especially those who are elderly or otherwise vulnerable.  We may be frustrated with those in denial about the risks of…

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So, today – Saturday, February 8th –  is Laugh & Get Rich Day!  Who knew? And did you know that humor plays an important role in a mindfulness practice?  Let me explain.   Laughter has many benefits including relaxing your body, relieving stress, boosting your immune system, and releasing endorphins (the “feel good” hormone). And, if…

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We often talk about mindfulness in the context of a sitting or moving meditation.  But mindfulness is a practice ultimately meant to be weaved into your day to day life. Give some thought to some choice times throughout the day when you can work mindfulness into your daily life apart from a sitting or moving…

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Between our limiting beliefs and unhelpful habits, we can be our own worst enemy.  Do you ask too little of yourself in some ways and too much of yourself in others?  Do you rely too much on past experiences and struggles without reflection to  decide what will work in your life today? Do you internalize other people’s opinions when deciding what you…

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When I was younger, phone conversations with my maternal Grandmother often began with her asking me, “Whatcha know good?” And, of course, I would say, “Nothin’”. (If I could do it all over again I would have said “You”.) She never gave up though on trying to get me to see and voice the good…

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Non-reaction can benefit you in many important ways, including in helping you manage stress and improve relationships. Using slow, diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, and other informal mindfulness practices, you can respond more effectively to what comes up for you in any given moment. The Art of Non-Reaction Non-reaction is about delaying how you react to circumstances…

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Conscious breathing practices can help you manage stress, anxiety, frustration, and anger. Not only are they simple but powerful practices but they do not cost a cent. Nor do they require props or changes to your environment. All you need is you, wherever you happen to be at the moment. And, the more you get…

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Have you tried everything you can think of to say goodbye to cravings with no luck whatsoever? With mindful eating, you don’t need to spend so much energy on crushing your cravings completely. A Few Reasons Why Mindful Eating Can Work So Well:  While mindful eating can help with weight loss, there are plenty of reasons to adopt…

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