Compassion Woman with her hands over her heart

Compassion, the practice of kindness, is contagious and has many immediate benefits including reducing your own suffering by improving your outlook and perspective and increasing your feeling of connection.  The specific value for healthcare organizations are well documented in Compassionomics by Dr. Stephen Trzeciak and Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli. Here are 5 ways you can take…

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Our habits build-up or break-down our resilience and today is a great day to examine them and decide what we want to let go, keep, and start, as we begin the new year. James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, defines habits as behaviors repeated enough times that they become automatic. Good habits get you better…

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Bridge in Bagnon Italy

Every retreat I lead is full of magic and surprise, and the month we spent in Tuscany did not disappoint.  With the theme, An Exploration of the Senses, we learned about Italian history, art, food and wine, but we learned even more about ourselves.  I experienced the delight and wonder of surprise many times and…

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What are you tolerating vision board

I started my new year off by teaching a class on vision boards, and I created my own first. I intentionally left a lot of space because when I cram too many things into my life, it is difficult for me to stay in the moment and truly enjoy it. Creating space includes assessing your…

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As human beings, we can all become bored and burned out with our workouts, partners, or job positions. To be resilient, to maintain a positive attitude and healthy wellbeing, we need to remember the big WHY of what we do. In other words, we need to fall in love again. Remembering the big WHY gives…

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This month, Endorphin, one of the yoga studios I teach at is offering a yoga challenge that invites students to take 30 yoga classes in 30 days. It’s good for the studio to get students on their mats and experience different classes and instructors. It’s also good for the students because it requires commitment to…

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