Self Care

5 Ways To Integrate Mindfulness Into Your Daily Life

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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5 Steps to Creating New Habits

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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Creating the Time You Need to Do the Things You Love

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 things…

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How To Break Through Self-Imposed Limitations

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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Creating a Healthy Mindset

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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Practicing the Art of Non-Reaction

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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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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Creating a Mindset for Successful Results

Mindset – your mental attitude or fixed state of mind – has so much to do with what you accomplish. Your beliefs are the foundation of how you live your life.  If you want to achieve a goal, it is unlikely you will do so if you don’t believe that you can. Limiting Beliefs If…

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