Benefits of Meditation

You may have noticed more articles and blog posts lately about meditation. I know I have. Perhaps it’s because we’ve just started a new year and starting a meditation practice is on many of our lists of intentions and goals to improve our lives. Meditation is simple to practice, costs little to nothing, and is… Read more »

The Night Before Work Blues

Quite a few folks work a typical Monday through Friday shift at various professions and enjoy weekends off. Others work weekend shifts with different days off during the week, maybe even having to rotate days off. But regardless of work schedule, there is often that dreaded moment when it hits: I have to go to… Read more »

Expansion

It is exactly fitting to consider expansion on Winter solstice, when the amount of light each day begins lengthening again. Hope stirs, another cycle begins. My heart feels light. The past year has been a series of pendulum swings between contraction and expansion for me. We’ve been moving, seriously downsizing, traveling, celebrating life in our… Read more »

Stealth Technique…

…for those awkward situations when you really need to tap to relieve some stress but you don’t feel comfortable doing that in front of others. Remember that EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. Notice that’s plural, because there are quite a few of these amazing techniques we can use. Let’s learn two very simple methods… Read more »

There’s More Than One Way to Relieve Stress

Thankfully we are all beautifully unique individuals, even if we have an identical sibling. Our tastes vary from person to person and even from one day to the next. We sleep better under specific conditions, we enjoy some foods better than others, we have different rituals we follow, we laugh at different things, we show… Read more »

EFT – The Next Generation

A few weeks ago I had the honor of speaking with an unexpectedly large group of pre-school teachers as part of their continuing education. I was one of three speakers that evening, with the other two speakers providing information and activities about nutrition and how teachers can motivate their students to move more and to… Read more »

Fear of Flying

Recently I was on a flight where a young girl was sitting across the aisle one row up from me. I noticed her hand tighten around the arm rest when the pilot announced we were #1 for take off. Her Mom, sitting right in front of me, reached across the aisle to touch the young… Read more »

Now More Than Ever…

The other afternoon I was feeling quite dazed and confused for several reasons. We’ve been living in a cloud of smoke for over a week due to the terrible fires in the forests and mountains near us. The drought we’re experiencing has resulted in low lake levels and a blanket of dry, crisp leaves and… Read more »

Heart Breathing

Want to quickly collect your thoughts, feel calm, and be more fully present? Try using “heart breathing.” I first came across a reference to heart breathing while reading the book Transform Your Beliefs, Transform Your Life by Karl Dawson and Kate Marillat. It is a very easy method of releasing stress and bringing us back… Read more »

Take It Outside!

Last week I had several opportunities presented to me to get outside for various reasons. I didn’t think I should take all that time away from my extensive to-do list, but taking those opportunities when they came up turned out to be such a stress-reducing gift. On Tuesday my daughter had some time available so… Read more »