Posts Tagged ‘stress reduction’

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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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Want to live a little longer?

Good genes have a lot to do with how long you’ll live. But if you make a few positive changes in your lifestyle, you can extend that time even further. Studies suggest that a healthy lifestyle is one of the biggest factors that determine how long a person will live. Apparently, these healthy habits are a

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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.

Hit the pause button; a gift for you

Feeling a bit under the weather today, I decided not to write an entire blog article, BUT… I want to leave you with a Friday gift.  This is a brief mindfulness of breathing exercise that I recorded.  I must credit Duke Integrative Medicine with the written version of this exercise.  It is just over 6

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Let’s Get Serious About Chronic Stress

Wellness Bytes #8 Relocating from Atlanta, raising 4 children while attending grad school, working as a health practitioner and running a business have certainly exposed me to chronic stressors.  We are all potentially vulnerable.

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Wellness Bytes – Step into Love

Wellness Bytes #7 Do you have days when stress becomes distress? Use this exercise to turn down the volume of distress so that you can focus and find a moment of joy.  Practice for 5 minutes at home so you can integrate it into your day.