wellbeing

Practical Mindfulness Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving!

                          The holidays.  Just the thought brings up a lot of feelings and emotions. As I write this post, I'm thinking about the person and people who are getting ready for today's family gathering.  You know, the big family Thanksgiving feast that offers [...]

2019-12-11T21:06:24+00:00

Nature and Intelligence

Nature and intelligence. How smart we humans think we are compared to other animals. With our technology, houses, cars, and adornments. And yet we are ignorant with intelligence compared to even the smallest animals. Take this chipmunk. His/her keen intellect warns of a coming storm, bad weather, danger, and safety. This little animal does not [...]

2017-05-13T22:34:05+00:00

We meet people from all walks of life, with different education, backgrounds, and careers. Recently, Dr. Deb met with a person who is recently divorced after 50 years of marriage. Throughout the years he relied on alcohol to suppress stress. His question, "Why did it take me so long (to decide to make the change)?" [...]

2017-01-09T16:21:50+00:00

Mindfulness, Myths, and More!

I will admit that seeing the title of Mindful Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Barry Boyce, recent email blast: 5 things people get wrong about mindfulness, an immediate thought came to mind, “Yeah, I can think of more than 5.” Noticing my immediate thought, I made the decision to take a mindful pause from my day and read [...]

2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00

A Child’s Wisdom

Kids. We can learn a lot from kids.  Sometimes kids are our teachers.  As adults, if we listen...truly listen, talk, ask questions...we find that yes, indeed they are the ones who are wise. This pix is a summary of a conversation with my 9 y.o. son.  It happened tonight.  He's an amazing kid. No bias, [...]

2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00

Survivor 2 Warrior: Part 3

Happy 4th of July, Everyone! I know today is tough for a lot of people and as the day goes on it’ll get tougher. I’m living proof that yes, you can get your life back, start feeling normal and amazing. Relationships can get better, stronger, and the journey can be without being controlled by the [...]

2019-12-11T21:05:29+00:00

The Messy Meaning of Mindfulness

Mindfulness. The word is getting attention.  The meaning of the word is getting attention.  Take Mindful Magazine’s recent response to New York Times’ “The Muddied Meaning of Mindfulness.” I read both articles.  I will admit that my first learning of the two articles came as an email from Mindful Magazine landing in my inbox; I’m [...]

2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00

Mindful Change

Change.  Change is constant yet people resist change.  There are many reasons why people resist change; everything from it’s too different from what is ‘normal’ to being forced to change. Though this is true reality, so are the advantages to change.  I find that many people already know benefits of change.  Heck, I’ve feel the [...]

2019-12-11T21:12:12+00:00

Mindful Parenting

                        As parents, we are busy.  We are busy working, busy taking care of our families, busy with our kid’s activities, busy caring for our home/cooking/cleaning, busy with the endless to-do list…whew!  Just thinking about all of the things we do and are responsible [...]

2019-12-11T21:17:53+00:00

Mindful Eating – You are what you eat

We know a lot about what to eat (fresh fruits and vegetables) and what not to eat (yeah, the whole bag of potato chips).  But what about the how, what, and why of eating mindfully? Combining the how we eat, what we eat, why we eat with mindfulness means that we eat with awareness.  It’s [...]

2019-12-11T21:21:50+00:00
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