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Wonder, Curiosity and Openness

Wonder, Curiosity and Openness

Do you ever find yourself in front of a challenge, or unwanted conversation, or conflict and you just want to run? Your mind feels scattered, you can’t come up with solutions and your body is ready for fight or flight or freeze! I know those situations feel horrible...

8 Key Mindset Ingredients for Success in Life

8 Key Mindset Ingredients for Success in Life

I was asked the other day how I define success in my life. I answered, “Do I feel well with where I’m at?” This applies to everything – how I feel in my body, how I feel in my work, how I feel in my relationships, you get the gist. The person pushed me a bit more to...

Brain-Based Habit for Better Relating

Brain-Based Habit for Better Relating

Relationships are crucial to having a healthy and caring life with those who you value. In today’s article, I am borrowing the research of Daniel G. Amen, MD who specializes in how the brain works. He has created an acronym RELATING that will help you remember the...

Fall in Love with Yourself

Fall in Love with Yourself

To connect more deeply, you must face the one person that you keep on the shortest leash: YOU. You may find you often reject other people’s care or attention when you believe you don’t deserve it – but there’s nothing special you must do to deserve love – it is simply...

My 5 Best Success Habits

My 5 Best Success Habits

I like to teach transformative new ideas. Some people are inventive with new recipes, technology, design… me, I like to create new ways of thinking and being in life. When I got clear that that is where I love to live everyday, my life got more interesting and fun. I...

Break the Bad Habit Loop

Break the Bad Habit Loop

Habits are hard to change. I know. In some ways, I love my routines and rituals because they make me feel cozy, secure and happy. But when they turn into habits that no longer serve me, I am faced with learning how to let them go. Over the years, I’ve managed to put...

A Better Pause

A Better Pause

As a longtime meditator, I thought I had a pretty good grasp of the value of taking time to pause during a busy day in a formal and intentional way. Most recently I took a second look and I wanted to share a distinction with you that I think makes a difference. Let’s...

Life Unrehearsed

Life Unrehearsed

I was invited last Sunday to an interview on CJAD 800 Life Unrehearsed with Corrie and Matt. The request was to talk about the hype around meditation and mindfulness and get clear about the benefits. So, I said, “Sure!” and off I went to their offices Sunday...

5 Minutes to Train Your Attention

5 Minutes to Train Your Attention

For your mindful pleasure, I’ve got a simple 5-minute Mindfulness practice to train your attention. It’s never too late to start and I promise that if you take 5 minutes to practice everyday, you will start to notice a difference in your ability to focus. It’s a...

Plan To Do Nothing

I have to admit I’m wiggling in my seat right now. I am so excited for my upcoming week off! Yes, I am unplugging and off for a meditation and yoga retreat. My treat! The kind that feeds my soul! How about you? Any plans coming up? Perhaps you’re already on vacation…...

Small Steps to Brain Health

In a recent conference on longevity, I was impressed by a doctor and functional medicine doctor by the name of Dr. Datis Kharrazian. Although everything that came out of his mouth was highly technical (not so for other doctors) I was impressed by how he intertwined...

The Yin and the Yang of Things

The Yin and the Yang of Things

When you’re looking to become more conscious in your life, there are two kinds of modalities that are worth observing: Yin and Yang. To be mindful in all we do, these two “guides” can be helpful in navigating how we show up, whether what we face is a blessing or a...

Be Well? Practice this Emotion…

Be Well? Practice this Emotion…

I was working with a client the other day talking about emotions and how powerful life can be when we learn how to understand and relate to them. My client then asked me which emotion I thought was most powerful in wellness. I told her, gratitude. To give more...

Grey Matters!

Grey Matters!

I know there are many times, like now, where I want to make sure my brain health is in it’s best working order. I rely on my beautiful grey matter a lot and I’m sure you do too. I mean the brain is your “grand conductor” that is constantly working for your mind and...

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