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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Worry is a major cause of stress.  That is not to say that it does not have its place or concerns are not legitimate or meaningful. It can be a signal that something needs to be addressed. Often it becomes a vicious cycle though and relates to things we cannot control. When that happens, it…

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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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As you enter the new year, you are likely thinking about forming new habits. We all have times when we want to make intentional changes to our behavior. You could want to eat healthier and drink more water or move more. You could want to create a mindfulness practice or connect more with others. Or,…

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Time is at a premium. It’s hard to find someone that complains about having too much time on their hands. Most of us are so busy with work, family, and various obligations, there’s little time left to do the things we’d really like to do.   It’s not easy to find time to pursue the…

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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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