A Personal Silent Retreat : My Takeaways

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A Personal Silent Retreat : My Takeaways

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A Personal Silent Retreat : My Takeaways Have you ever waited a really long time to try something (maybe even decades)…massage, a facial, skydiving, could be anything, then wish you’d tried it years ago? I’ve certainly heard about silent retreats, and know many who travel sometimes great distances to participate in them and swear by them. I’ve just never attended...[ read more ]

Successful Meditation: 7 Tips

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Successful Meditation The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer…you can’t ‘fail’ at meditation…all meditation, regardless of how much your mind wanders or how fidgety you are, is successful meditation. The key to that success, however, is actually Doing it, or more accurately, making the time to Be. One of the most common things I hear from...[ read more ]

Find Your Center In Challenging Times

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Find Your Center in Challenging Times     We’re probably all expecting some tumult in November. Things right now may seem unprecedented and extreme, but the reality is…there’s always something going on that we can feel stressed or overwhelmed by. So how can you make it through the coming month(s) without adding to that stress, or even reduce it? You...[ read more ]

Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm II

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  Last time I talked about how to relieve anxiety and overwhelm by becoming aware, separating the feelings from yourself and identifying and changing self-talk. Sometimes it may be hard to access your thoughts or change them because the physical responses are so intense. A challenge to relieving anxiety is the secondary anxiety response…the thoughts that then kick in like,...[ read more ]

Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm

  Feeling anxious and overwhelmed is more common than you’d think, especially considering the current situation of our country, and the world. This feeling can become rather debilitating, or at least take away from your enjoyment of day to day life. You may start to limit contact with others, even though we’re in an unprecedented period of limited contact already....[ read more ]

4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention. For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and color more of their daily...[ read more ]

The Amazing Benefits of Meditation

Normally there are plenty of things that occur in our daily lives that cause us stress: commuter traffic, hassles at work, and tension in our personal relationships to name just a few. These days, with the upheaval related to the pandemic, this stress has increased for some, and some who weren't feeling stressed previously, are now dealing with it. If...[ read more ]

Mother Nature to the Rescue

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  Mother Nature to the Rescue   We’re definitely in a time of heightened stress and anxiety. Many people had already been experiencing challenges just with the frenetic pace of life in 2020, but now with the uncertainty of the pandemic, this has increased exponentially. How are we to cope? One thing which always helps me, and has actually been...[ read more ]

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge. Signs of Emotional Distress and 7...[ read more ]

Holiday Stress

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The holidays can definitely be stressful. But, wait, it’s a happy time, how can we have ‘holiday stress?’ Let’s see…running around trying to find just the right gifts while everyone else is doing the same; driving in increased traffic or flying and dealing with airport security; family drama. Or, maybe there doesn’t seem to be enough funds this year to...[ read more ]