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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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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How often do you keep track of what you’re really eating  and drinking? You have probably heard a lot about the benefits of maintaining a gratitude journal. A food journal has many benefits as well. It’s much easier than you realize to underestimate how much you’re actually eating and to think that you’re eating healthier…

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I have to get it done immediately. f I don’t do it, it won’t get done and it certainly won’t get done right. If I don’t jump on every opportunity that comes my way I will be left behind professionally. I have to be responsive to every request.   Any of these sound familiar? A…

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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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How often do you internalize other people’s problems, whether by aligning with their emotions or taking actions on their behalf? I have noticed that my stress often relates to what I am thinking (or doing) about someone else’s experience. Or, it could relate to decisions that are theirs, not mine, to make. In other words,…

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Do people expect a lot from you?  If you’re reading this article it is likely your answer is yes. Let me also ask you this – do others’ demands on and expectations of you take up an outsized amount of time and energy in your life? Keep in mind that what constitutes outsized differs. The…

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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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