Before setting all of our New Year’s resolutions, how about taking a moment to reflect on the present moment? Think about this past year: what you’ve accomplished, what challenges you’ve dealt with, what decisions you’ve made, and what you have created. Write them down, breathe them in, and acknowledge all that you’ve done. Read More
I don’t care if it’s in between holiday concerts, crazy work hours, open houses, or gift shopping. Find something you love to do, and do it! Maybe you grab a spin class or go walking. Maybe you do a few downward dogs before finishing up the errands. Go for a run or do Pilates before taking care of everyone else. Exercising helps to reset the body, burn calories, ease stress, and help you focus. Plus, it’s just fun and pretty darn joyful.And honestly, isn’t that what the holidays are about anyway? Read More
There’s no question in my mind that you deserve a moment to breathe, relax, and carve out time for yourself. All you need is a few minutes. Taking the moments to meditate will benefit you, everyone around you, probably the rest of your week, and even the rest of your year.
I began to experience the power of meditation in my life when I started a consistent yoga practice. I learned to quiet my mind and let go. Once I was able to do that, I knew I had to take it to the next level. The next step for me was to find the time to sit quietly each day. Read More
It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is nearly here. It’s a time for celebration, gratitude, family, and for most of us, a little indulgence. It’s also a season where many of us grapple with the mental tug-of-war that is maintaining healthy habits while still enjoying the holiday season. Here are five tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle this season:
This time of year can be a joyful one, but also one filled with grief–the kind we have as individuals and that we share as families. The healing process only gets underway when we address that grief. So I thought I would share my story in hopes that it can help all of us to add to that healing.
I used to live what most people would consider an ideal life. I had a loving and handsome husband, three beautiful daughters, and a lucrative and fulfilling career. We lived in a beautiful house, went on many family vacations each year, and generally felt blessed and happy. But everything changed within moments of waking up one haunting morning 10 years ago.
Right now is almost the time of year that can get incredibly stressful what with all the holiday parties, kids’ activities, work, bills, Christmas shopping, and so on.
I find myself getting caught up in the frenzy, too.
Often what goes along with this stress is bad eating habits and lack of exercise—which in turn just contributes to the stress! So the biggest question is, how do you calm the mind before the stress does some major damage to the body?