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Mindful Sensing: Sights, Sounds, Smells
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Mindful Sensing: Sights, Sounds, Smells

In recent times, evidence suggests that being mindful or being aware of the present moment without judgments, allows the body to become enhanced in the following ways: Enhance a sense of clarity Increase empathy Increase satisfaction in relationships Improve immune function When you focus on improving the quality of your life and becoming aware of...

Laughter Wellness
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Laughter Wellness

Laughter may be the best medicine after all. Laughing is found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and boost the function of the immune system; it also triggers the release of endorphins, increases pain tolerance, and promotes general wellbeing. The “therapy” takes advantage of the natural benefits of laughing and channels them for psychological gain....

The Steadiness of a Mountain (with a Mountain Meditation)
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The Steadiness of a Mountain (with a Mountain Meditation)

Recently I created a customized guided meditation for a corporate client. I included in this meditation imagery of a mountain to promote stableness of mind. As I have been returning to my book-in-progress manuscript, I discovered this passage I wrote in relation to how the story we write about ourselves can be conquered by the...

Awareness, Truth, and Love
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Awareness, Truth, and Love

I, like many of you, watched in horror at the surreal insurrection at our nation’s Capitol yesterday. My emotions certainly ran the gamut of shock, anger, pain, and sadness. The words “unprecedented” and “never in our history” and “unseen in our modern history” resounded over and over. The stress and fear of the day and what might...

Subdue Your Inner Critic
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Subdue Your Inner Critic

Self-criticisms accumulate layer by layer. Have you ever noticed how often you criticize yourself? For many of us, it’s a kind of knee-jerk reaction: “I shouldn’t have done that (or eaten that, or said that)” or “Why can’t I be more like him or hear?” These little put-downs may not seem like much, but they...

Discover Gratitude
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Discover Gratitude

Gratitude opens up your way of thinking and can elevate your mood. I know this for myself when I am in a funk, just the simple practice of appreciation can bring a huge difference into my day. When I get down, it’s because I have forgotten to do so. A little bit of gratefulness goes...