We are coming down the home stretch for 2020 and it’s been quite a year. If you’ve been successful with some or all of your goals for the year – Congratulations! Stay focused so you can maintain your momentum.  Some of the goals you’ve set for yourself this year may be off track though. And you…

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Did you know there is a 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 you are…

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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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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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Does your to-do list seem never-ending? Feeling that you don’t have a choice about how you spend your time can cause a lot of stress. When you are being pulled in a lot of different directions, it takes intention to focus on what’s important and move the ball forward. Choosing your priorities is one way…

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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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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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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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“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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Do you set impractical standards for the way you handle situations at home, in social settings, or at work?  Do you beat yourself up when you don’t get it totally right?   If yes, then you are likely a perfectionist. The thing is being a perfectionist doesn’t guarantee that you will always get things done faster,…

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