WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Breathing techniques to de-stress and stay centered during the holiday season

  The December holiday season can often be filled with situations and circumstances that feel stressful and pull us off center. We might find ourselves irritated, frustrated or even angry with things like holiday travel, shopping, or even challenging family gatherings. Another way we might also experience the weight of this season is with sensations of inward loneliness or overwhelm that has us feeling shut down. Have you ever noticed how all those kinds of feelings show up in our bodies? The hackles at your back? Your closed in shoulders […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Get your wellness habits ready for the holidays

  Have you ever noticed that when a holiday week is right around the corner, it can be all too easy to let your good wellness habits slip by the wayside? In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday video I share some thoughts about how the week before the holiday peak is really important for you. That’s the time to reinvigorate your wellness habits and stick with them. The simple intentions you recommit to now can make a big difference in how you move through the fullness of the holiday week, […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: What meditation is really about

  What is the point of what you’re actually doing when you meditate? And why is having a meditation practice a useful thing? In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday video I have a suggestion about how to approach (or start) your meditation practice from one simple perspective that I think answers those questions powerfully. Whether you already have a meditation practice or feel like you are someone who can’t meditate… I invite you to check this out. This concept about what it is that you are actually doing when you […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to be more resilient

  What do you think of when I say the word resilient? Bouncing back? flexibility? recovering easily? Do you think some people are more resilient than others? How resilient would you say you are? Resilience isn’t something that we simply either have or don’t have. I think instead it’s a dynamic state of being that can be cultivated. And starting with a good foundation of wellbeing is the key. In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday video I’m sharing some thoughts about how you can build up this foundation and your […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Are you trying too hard to be a healthier eater?

  Gluten free? no sugar? cutting out dairy? less meat? more meat? Sometimes it can be overwhelming to keep up with all the ideas about how to be a healthier eater these days. If you are interested in being on a path of healthier eating but you are getting overwhelmed with all the ways you might do that, I think you’ll enjoy my Wellness tip Wednesday video this week. It is about simplifying — trying one idea at a time, and noticing how your body feels. And I invite you […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: What to do (and not do) when you’re in pain

  Pain is a phenomena that can stop the hardiest of us in our tracks. It has a way of affecting everything. Sometimes it can feel impossible to focus on anything else in your life when significant pain has got your attention. And when you have pain that is affecting your life like that, it’s also very easy to stay stuck there, and even subconsciously exacerbate it. If you’ve ever had times in your life when pain has caught your breath and kept your attention like that, you know what […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Why you need to know your self care kryptonite

  Last week my video was about why you need to know your own #1 self care habit.  It is good to get clear on which self care habits make a difference for you — and to commit to staying consistent. But even with that commitment, you probably still notice that sometimes you have good days and sometimes you have bad days when it comes to your self care. What makes that happen? For many of us, it’s that one thing that can act like a trigger — causing your […]

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