You just need to relax… Odds are you have heard this advice before. And you are wondering how are you supposed to relax in the middle of all that you have going on. Whatever your personal reason for your stress and tension, there are good reasons for you to take the advice. This Scientific American…

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Being able to calm yourself with breathing techniques can help ease your mind and emotions. You have the internal capacity to breathe through the feelings of stress. There are many times in life when things feel out of control but figuring out a way to internally cope can be well within your abilities and can…

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You probably know that meditation is good for your body and mind. Still, it can be a challenge for you to find a place to sit and settle into a contemplative mode. Learn how to create a meditation space in your home or find a sanctuary nearby. After all, your surroundings play an important role…

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Your fundamental beliefs about yourself have a deep influence on your life. You may not have given many of them much thought. You may not even be conscious of some of them. These beliefs may be about religion, physical attributes like your weight, your intelligence and ability, the role you are meant to play as…

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The key to healthy snacking is to find foods that have as much nutritional value as possible that will fill you up, so you aren’t hungry again a short time later. For example, a 100-calorie pack of chips or cookies will leave you feeling hungry again a short time later, AND they are not providing…

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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 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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Starting your day in a healthy way can make such a difference. Eating healthy first thing in the morning means you will be much more likely to continue eating natural, nutritious foods throughout the day. In this post I share with you five top morning habits that will help you get off to a good start with healthy…

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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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