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: 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: Need to solve a problem? Why you should start with what IS working

  Have you ever noticed how we humans have a tendency to focus on what’s not going well? It’s said that as human animals, we’re wired to look for problems — that we evolved because we got good at recognizing dangers and threats. But as we’ve continued to evolve, it’s actually our ability to notice what IS working — our willingness to shift our focus onto how and why something is going well — that is empowering us to thrive. On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I invite you to […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Feeling your way out of being stuck

  Ever been in a mode where you feel like you are spinning your wheels? life not moving along the way you want it to? I know the feeling. And on this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I share how I get myself unstuck. It’s all about recognizing when I’m not feeling how I really want to feel, identifying how do I want to feel, and then choosing to do one small thing that will move me toward feeling that way. Knowing how you want to feel and using that to shift your perspective is […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to make your gratitude practice more meaningful

  Have you ever kept a daily gratitude list or journal? It can be a helpful tool for living life in a positive and empowered way. But have you ever noticed that sometimes after a while, a general daily gratitude list can start to feel less meaningful and effective than you thought it would? On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I share some thoughts about why that is, and how you can make your gratitude practice deeper and far more powerful in your life. Hint: the key is specificity. Share […]

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Limbering up your soul

  Danielle LaPorte has a powerful section in the workbook half of her inspiring book The Desire Map. It’s called Soul Limber. In it she poses a few strings of simple questions, prompts that have the effect of getting you out of your practical minded headspace. The invitation is to fill in the blanks from a deeper (gut, heart, soul) level. Those of us who are Desire Map facilitators often use Soul Limbering questions as a powerful warm up at the beginning of our Desire Map workshops. It’s one of […]

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