The end of one year and the beginning of the next usually means evaluating where we stand and what we want next. Of course, best intentions are often soon forgotten. How do we truly make a new start?
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The Transformative Power of Practice
Would you like to be the kind of person who handles her day with grace? Who navigates adversity with admirable aplomb? Who is able to find resilience in the worst of circumstances, and optimism to share through the best? One way to develop these qualities is by developing a practice. What is a practice? TheContinue reading “The Transformative Power of Practice”
I have practiced meditation for over a decade… and for years, I struggled with it. I struggled to practice and I struggled with practice. I did it anyhow, day in and day out, year in and year out, and I learned a lot from it. I learned about how often we resist doing what’s good for us, and I learned about incessant mind chatter and how to quiet it, and I learned a lot, too, about intuition, the integrity of body and mind and how essential it is to “drop anchor” every day, touch into the quiet, the stillness that resides within us, no matter what the chaos outside.
5 ways to help break the cycle of stress
Stress. Not only have we all got it, but it seems we’re experiencing it chronically and in increasing amounts. Chronic stress takes a huge toll physically, emotionally and mentally. Because it is linked to inflammation, it contributes to many degenerative diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and arthritis. On top of all that, stress actually rewires our brain: It compromises our ability to think clearly and make good decisions. Under stress, we tend to repeat habitual behaviors, even when they don’t serve us well and perpetuate the very circumstances in which we are stuck.
Women: How to make your 40s and 50s fabulous
Is it true that, for women, aging means gaining weight, lost libido, thinning hair and increasing aches, pains and physical woes? Absolutely not! This can be a wonderful time of life, if women learn to take care of themselves as well as they’ve taken care of everyone else in the decades before.