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In one week, I had to put down my favorite cat, adjust to one of my adult children moving back home after graduating from college, send off another one to college, and help a family member get into a rehab program. I was in such a task mode that when the weekend came, I felt too exhausted to do... Read More
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Stress is abundant and seems to be on the rise. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 75 percent of doctor visits are due to stress. One type of stress to be aware of is oxidative stress, which occurs when free radicals overwhelm your body’s ability to regulate them. For... Read More
The constant running between your job, family, and friends—not to mention the incessant pings and notifications from your smartphone—can leave you feeling like you’re on a hamster wheel; you’re running, but you’re not getting anywhere. This cycle of busyness can make you feel like time is slipping... Read More
It’s Monday morning and you just can’t seem to find your rhythm. You’re convinced that the universe is working against you and all that’s going through your head is Carly Simon’s song lyrics, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” If you’ve ever had this experience, then you’re familiar with... Read More
Let’s face it, obstacles are a part of life and none of us have the playbook on how to overcome them. As ideal as it may sound, dodging obstacles isn’t possible; although you can learn how to work with the energy that creates them and overcome the notion that you are somehow at their mercy. Let’s... Read More
You have all the good intentions in the world to sit down to meditate. You find a comfortable spot, turn your phone to silent, let the dog play outside, give your kids a snack, and set your timer for 15 minutes. All you want is silence for that short amount of time.  Is it really that hard to get?... Read More
If the world seems to be in turmoil, this doesn't mean you live in unique times. The world "out there" has always been a source of trouble and never the source of peace. The real issue is how to relate to such a world.  What Is Inner Turmoil? Turmoil is a broad term. There are many ways that people... Read More
We all experience physical pain at some point in our lives. The pain could be acute from a broken bone, or it could be ongoing from a serious, chronic condition. Often, pain can produce a tremendous amount of suffering, but it can also be a catalyst for growth and wisdom.  Here are five practices... Read More