In the mindful journaling workshop I hosted recently, journaling expert and writer, Pam McFarland, prompted us to write for 10 minutes about a “captured moment” – a journaling technique for exploring an experience in depth. We were instructed to dwell on a pleasant memory.   Meandering Memories My mind meandered through a string of early,…

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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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Professional Organizer Kacy Paide gave an outstanding workshop for us earlier this month on How to Declutter.  (She will likely be back for a longer presentation so stay tuned!) What came through so clearly in her talk was that letting go of the clutter can be about so much more than being motivated to sort…

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“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” -Oscar Wilde   “Selfishness is grossly underrated,” said a friend with two young kids, a demanding legal job, and a husband whose job keeps him on the road. I often hear, from women in particular, that it feels selfish to focus on their own needs.…

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Most things are up for grabs but a few things in life aren’t negotiable.  Breathing is one.  We have to breathe.  Eating is another.  We have to eat.  Breathing…that’s a topic for another article.  Let’s focus now on eating.   When you’re eating, do you eat slowly and take the time to really enjoy and…

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Is the sound of your alarm in the mornings worse to you than nails on a chalkboard? Do you dread the thought of sunbeams through your window? Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you can’t create a morning routine. In fact, a good morning routine will make you more productive during the day! Here are…

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More and more research is showing just how important getting enough sleep is for maintaining a healthy weight. Getting 7 hours of sleep is the minimum recommended with 9 hours being the maximum. Many studies show that people who have a short sleep duration simply weigh more. Lack of sleep contributes to weight gain in…

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Sugar is the real culprit. For many years people have been led to believe that saturated fat is the main cause of heart disease. However new studies have revealed that, while we want to limit our intake of saturated fat, we want to limit our intake of added sugar as well.  It is no surprise…

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Did you know that some side effects of stress are headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety? Stress is now considered a hazard of the workplace. It has been estimated that the vast majority of doctor’s visits are for symptoms that are at least partially stress-related!   Here…

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