Posts in the ‘stress management’ Category

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Sometimes It’s About the Little Things

Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father of mindfulness describes it as paying attention in a particular way without judgement.  I think of it as an awareness. Have you ever been so caught up in thought or activity that you didn’t know where the time went?  Do you ever find yourself stuck replaying a conversation or rehearsing something

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Stress-busting Foods

Studies revealed that about 40% of Americans are overeating and are munching on unhealthy foods as a result of stress. While a bag of chips or a bowl of ice cream can buy you a temporary sense of calm, their calming properties wear off way too fast. After the initial pleasure wears off, you’ll feel

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Growing a Secret Garden of Kindness

Do you bloom with good works and forgiveness for others?  How about yourself?  What does your inner garden look like?  Is it bursting with boundless energy and love?  Or is it weedy and neglected?  Some of the most anxious and unhappy people that I help are those who are kind to others but who don’t

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Off the Plate

Recently, I was helping my daughter with an engagement party for 50 + people.  The party was just what she imagined, and it was a great feeling to know that so many people took pleasure in the event.  Now there is an empty space on my plate of activities.

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Wellness Bytes – Are You Getting Your Vitamin N?

Wellness Bytes #13 It has been a long winter, but that is not  a good reason to sit at home.  Get those hiking shoes out of the closet and thumb your nose at that dirty snow.  If you are not getting your vitamin N, you could be feeling more stressed and unhealthy than necessary.

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Life – It’s A Journey

True confessions – For me it’s still a journey.  Like everyone else I have positive and negative moments and thoughts.  This has been a week with more negative than positive situations:  patients with bewildering lab results, friends going through hard times, aging parents, and interpersonal challenges both at work and at home.  We all have