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Holiday Consumption: Be Mindful

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Featured, Mindfulness | 0 comments

Holiday Consumption: Be Mindful

  Are you living the holidays like me? As soon as Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas songs start playing on the radio and I am bombarded with Black Friday emails of Sale!, Sale!, Sale!. I didn’t think I needed anti-aging face cream made in Australia (Jurlique), but now that its 50% off and only lasting for the weekend, I might need to have it?  The desire is overwhelming and my finger is lingering over the add to cart button, but Wait. Lets pause here…..Breathe…. I want to share with you the cause and the solution to...

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Create new habits in 4 easy steps

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Emotional Well-Being, Featured, Mindfulness | 1 comment

Create new habits in 4 easy steps

Do you have a habit that you can’t change no matter what you have tried?  There 4 easy steps are going to change your habits and your life forever.  Are you ready? What are habits anyway?  Habits are behaviors, which are performed automatically because they have been performed frequently in the past. This repetition or automaticity (lack of thought) creates a mental association between the situation (cue) and action (behavior).  When the cue is encountered the behavior is performed automatically.  For example:  You have a fight...

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Forgive for Love

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Mindfulness | 0 comments

Forgive for Love

Do you want to know the secret to a happy and lasting relationship? A true commitment to stay in relationship for the good and bad requires a desire to stay and also to forgive. Enjoy a richly connected, transformative, and insightful week at Esalen with Fred Luskin and Carley Hauck. Dates- July 13-18th, 2014 Forgive for Love The Forgive for Love workshop is designed for anyone with an unresolved relationship issue or struggle. A relationship is any two people who have a history together ( Parent-child, siblings, married or divorced parents,...

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Mexico Women’s Retreat: Heart, Health, & Bliss

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Mindfulness | 0 comments

Mexico Women’s Retreat: Heart, Health, & Bliss

IMAGINE…A beautiful ecolodge that is alone on its own beautiful beach, fresh organic mexican food served from the local farm, beachside access and views accessible from your room, daily yoga, massage services, mindful eating and cooking classes, healthy comforts, amazing teachings, personal growth and transformation, dance, laughter, play, connection, and the healing power of female community. About the Retreat Join us May 4-9, 2014 in this healing and transformative week in the setting of Playa Viva.  A beautiful beachside retreat on...

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7 Ways NOT to Gain Weight This Holiday Season

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Featured, Right Eating | 0 comments

7 Ways NOT to Gain Weight This Holiday Season

Holidays are rife with emotional triggers and exhausting task lists. When we are stressed, many of us struggle to maintain healthy eating habits. Here are seven research-based practices that can help us not eat and drink too much during the holidays. 1. Breathe. When you feel stressed, you can simply take a big belly breath (several would be even better). This slows down your nervous system. Breathing is a practice in releasing, opening, and receiving the blessing of life. 2. Eat slowly. “Ooh this is delicious!” The only way to keep...

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Speak from your Wise Heart

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Emotional Well-Being | 0 comments

Speak from your Wise Heart

Can you remember a time when a very important conversation came up and you didn’t feel prepared? It might’ve been around a job promotion, ending an important relationship, talking to a rebellious teen or giving constructive feedback to an often-defensive colleague.  Think back. Whatever the situation, whatever you said or didn’t say, the effects were lasting. Let’s listen to an important conversation between a couple.  Cheryl and Jim are dating. Cheryl has been feeling insecure in her relationship with Jim because he has been working...

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Food Is Love

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Featured, Right Eating | 0 comments

Food Is Love

In our culture, life is becoming faster and faster and we don’t have the same ability to check in with ourselves as we once did.  We turn to food when we are sad, happy, bored, or in need of sustenance or comfort.  Mindful awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and body can be a form of self care.  We can turn our relationship to food into one that is nurturing to ourselves and others.     Food is love when we offer generosity in the gift of a beautiful meal to a friend, neighbor, or even our greater community.  Food is self-love...

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Expressing Emotions in the Workplace

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Emotional Well-Being, Featured | 0 comments

Expressing Emotions in the Workplace

Have you ever experienced a situation at work that made you want to fight or flee?  Emotions are part of our very fabric as human beings.  When we are aware of an emotion that we don’t want to express, we can often move into a reactive fight or flight state.  However, wanting to fight or flee on the job  might be room for dismissal. How do we behave when we are upset or angry at work? Men and women’s brains are structurally and biochemically different.  How we regulate and express our emotions is also different.  When...

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Five Tips to Soak up Your Summer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Emotional Well-Being | 0 comments

In the summer time, I find that I want to spend more time outside, enjoy more moments of pause and play.  In our efforts to feel the spaciousness that summer can bring, sometimes we need to simplify our life.  Here are five helpful tips! 1.) Rise with the Sun!  Waking up when the Sun is high in the sky can help us to have more energy in the day.  I know its tempting to hit the snooze button, but see if you can challenge yourself to get up a litlte earlier.  Give yourself a little more time to move into your day and start with some early...

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Increase Your Stress Resiliency: 8 Tips

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Mindfulness | 0 comments

In our struggling economy, with 13 million people out of work and those employed expecting to do more work than less, the general consensus is “stress”.  I work as a wellness consultant and also pair that title with meditation instructor.  A core teaching I foster is that of the practice of pause and renewal.  These skills are essential in the balance of work, health, relationships, and play. On a weekly basis working with individuals to larger organizations, I hear the following statements about the state of the work place. “ I am...

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