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5 Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing

As many of you already know, resilience is not just the ability to bounce back in adversity, but an overall sense of wellbeing. It defines how we show up everyday, in the storms as well as the puppies and rainbows of life. This is great news. Although we can’t control the storms, we can take…

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What are you tolerating?

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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What Are You Willing to Do to Feel the Way You Want to Feel?

When I was showing our 5 year old granddaughter how to operate the shower after swimming, she asked very seriously, Should I wash all the body parts? I answered, Yes, all the body parts smiling inside and thinking about the parts of our bodies and lives we often don’t take care of, in other words,…

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Your Giving Starts with Receiving

At my Yoga Mindfulness Retreat last month at Mount Princeton Resort, many of the participants worked in healthcare, and all were caregivers in one way or another. There was a consistent theme for everyone’s intention for the weekend and that was self-care by making time and space for themselves. In other words, receiving instead of…

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3 Words to Let Go of Your Ego

Two weeks before my hip replacement, I went to my pre-op appointment which included a group class. I didn’t think much about it until I walked into a room with 25 other people who didn’t look anything like me. They were much older, bigger, and in worse shape, with canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. After the…

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Silence is Loud

I had the privilege of leading several Your Mindful Year trainings and retreats last month to a variety of groups, from high school and pre-school teachers, to therapists and healthcare providers. I am happy to say they were very well received and the most powerful part of each program was re-discovering silence is loud. Your…

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Top 10 Reasons to be Mindful

Mindfulness, being awake and aware in the present moment is so powerful because it is the only place we can decide, create, listen, act, and live. When we cultivate the kind of awareness that comes through mindfulness practices, we have the opportunity to pause and choose how we respond to the inevitable triggers and stresses…

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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Nurses

How are you celebrating your nurses during National Nurses Week this year? With all the uncertainties in healthcare today, it can be challenging to even think about celebrations, let alone pay for them. The chaos we are feeling these days makes it even MORE important that your nurses are acknowledged and appreciated for all they do. Here are my…

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5 Ways to Fall In Love With Yourself

This month we will hear about love—A LOT with Valentine’s Day a couple of weeks away. We can all agree love makes the world go round, but we may forget that it all begins with each one of us. Whatever your current relationship status is, if you seek love from another, fall in love with…

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Create Your Holiday Culture

Christmas Lights

I had the privilege to speak at several Wellness Conferences this fall and a common theme I heard was that organizational wellness is not just about creating a wellness program, it’s about creating a wellness culture. A culture is made up of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices. This got me thinking about the upcoming…

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