Mindfulness

Discover the Power of Conscious Breathing

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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How Mindful Eating Can Change Your Relationship With Food

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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Mind-Body Practices for Stress Relief

I had a wonderful week of Qigong Teacher Training in mid-April at Kripalu in Western Massachusetts. My fellow students came from many different backgrounds – qigong/tai chi, yoga, acupuncture, reiki, breath work, martial arts, coaching, and meditation. I met, for the first time, someone who specializes in forest bathing – a mindfulness in nature practice.…

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3 Easy Mindfulness Tips for Stress Relief

Have you wondered how you can use mindfulness to relieve your stress quickly? Say you’ve just had a conversation with a significant other or colleague that left you feeling uneasy. It affected your mood and shook the concentration you needed for the rest of your day. Mindfulness, a practice to cultivate being in the present…

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5 Tips for Worrying Less About What Other People Think of You

Do you hold back from doing something because you’re worried about what other people might think? Perhaps you fear the disapproval of your parents, spouse or significant other, other family members, colleagues, or your social set. If you do, you’re not alone. It’s natural.  We are social animals and connection with others is critical to…

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Benefits of Journaling Food and Mood

How often do you keep track of what you’re really eating  and drinking? You have probably heard a lot about the benefits of maintaining a gratitude journal. A food journal has many benefits as well. It’s much easier than you realize to underestimate how much you’re actually eating and to think that you’re eating healthier…

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Three Keys to Mindfully Give Yourself Grace

I have to get it done immediately. f I don’t do it, it won’t get done and it certainly won’t get done right. If I don’t jump on every opportunity that comes my way I will be left behind professionally. I have to be responsive to every request.   Any of these sound familiar? A…

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Escaping the Assumption Trap

We make so many assumptions – those stories that bounce around in our heads about why someone did something or what people are going to do. Someone didn’t say hi when you passed one another on the street or you were left off of some work emails. Or you assume a potential business partner is…

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Connecting With the Peace Within You

“If I don’t give my peace away, can’t nobody take it,” my Aunt Marjorie recently said to me, explaining that God gives us peace. You may have a spiritual faith that provides a path to finding and maintaining a sense of internal harmony amidst life’s challenges. Or you may benefit from additional practices. It struck…

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Three Questions to Ask If You Stress Over Other People’s Problems

How often do you internalize other people’s problems, whether by aligning with their emotions or taking actions on their behalf? I have noticed that my stress often relates to what I am thinking (or doing) about someone else’s experience. Or, it could relate to decisions that are theirs, not mine, to make. In other words,…

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