Category Archives: Managing Stress

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Cultivate a spring state of mind!

  It has been a long cold winter, but spring is here at long last.  What better time to do a quick overhaul on your mental health.  Here are some quick ways to increase your optimism, move from negative, self … Continue reading

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Tips for Maintaining Holiday Sanity

Juggling work and family?   The stress of the holidays is fully upon us. With stress comes irritability, exhaustion, overwhelm, lower immunity and higher susceptibility to sickness. In addition, stress affects our mood and can tarnish the joy of the holidays, … Continue reading

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Gratitude in Action

On practicing gratitude: I recently notices some sneaky “should” thinking that I had not even been aware of.  I was filling out a life satisfaction survey online, and noticed hesitation when deciding what bubble to mark.  I was feeling like … Continue reading

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mother’s day whack a mole

So the other day, I had the very rare opportunity to read a book for more then five minutes.  My husband was sick, and after running around all day with my daughter, I then took my son to baseball practice. … Continue reading

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Why we all need a village!

This week our family village was reminded of the tenuous line between life and not life. One of my closest friends, who has same age kids as mine, experienced a medical crisis, that escalated quickly and unexpectedly to life threatening … Continue reading

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Practicing Mindfulness- Living in the Dialectic

Mindfulness isn’t about being happy all the time. It’s about accepting the moment we are in and feeling whatever we feel without trying to judge, criticize, resist, or control it. Focusing too much on happiness or the expectation of happiness, can … Continue reading

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Zen Mama Health and Wellness Summit!

  If you are thinking of becoming a mom, are a brand new mama or a have been a mother for many years, you won’t want to miss this free online event which I am participating in! >>>Reserve your FREE … Continue reading

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Practicing More Kindness

Give out compliments generously. There can be an awkward silence when you’re stuck in an elevator or waiting in a line with a stranger. Instead of staring at the floor, find something you like about the other person and compliment … Continue reading

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Practicing Kindness

Think about people who quietly make a difference to your community and thank them. Think of all the people in your life whose faces and names you’ll never know but who serve and protect you day after day.  Talk to your … Continue reading

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On Kindness

Did you know that it is officially Random Acts of Kindness week?  (It is.)”Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas And Valentine’s Day is fast approaching along with piles of pink and red hearts, balloons, flowers, … Continue reading

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