Take a Bite out of Stress

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Imagine the scene…   You have just received the 5th project on your desk with a deadline marked “urgent.” You’re rushing to catch a plane, and you hit a traffic jam. Your kids are leaving their toys everywhere right after you’ve cleaned up. Your parent has just had a health scare. You’ve just had (another)… Read more »

Debunk these 5 myths to jump-start your meditation practice

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“I SHOULD be meditating,” Lauren announced after we discussed ways to relieve stress in her chaotic life. That comment sounded very familiar. Meditation, for many of us, seems like a lofty, health-positive, mental health-positive goal, but one generally relegated to the “someday” list—that is, “Maybe I’ll try it on Monday…or the Monday after that.” If… Read more »

How to Turn a Worrier into a Warrior

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Heard in the office this week: Who is going to win the election? What will happen after the other disgusting/deplorable person loses? What if my brother brings his girlfriend who no one likes to Thanksgiving? Suppose I can’t stop eating and gain 5 pounds? What if the snow or rain causes airline delays? What if… Read more »

Sorry I’m Late, But…

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I’m so sorry, really. I just got stuck (in traffic, with the kids, with a call… Fill in your own mostly real excuse). Sound all too familiar? Do you have a friend or family member who can’t seem to show up at the appointed place at the confirmed time—or perhaps is it YOU who’s frequently… Read more »

Racing Through Your Life? Reset Stress in 30 Seconds

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In this crazy modern life, we are constantly on the go. We hurry from place to place even as we remain tethered to them all with various electronics. Sometimes we feel as if our minds rush even faster—so many thoughts and feelings per second! For the multitasker in most of us, focusing on just one… Read more »

3 Ways to Clear Your Anxiety This Spring

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Although the outdoors may not exactly feel like it yet, spring is just around the corner. I know I’m not the only one looking forward to the promise of a fresh season of gentle warmth and signs of new life all around. The natural world is winding up to push bright, vibrant new growth from… Read more »

The #1 Culprit Behind Relationship Stress

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As a wellness and personal revolution coach, I’ve noticed that when a client mentions anxiety about one particular person in her life—regardless of whether the relationship is personal or professional—the root of that stress is usually a lack of communication.   Speaking up honestly is not always the easiest thing to do, but open communication… Read more »

Overwhelmed? Stop using the “s” word

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In my 20 years’ experience as a personal revolution coach and acupuncturist, I’ve worked with countless mind/body issues. I’ve learned to listen carefully. One word often signals what stands in the way of my clients’ and patients’ pursuit of a trimmer, more vital, stress-free life. To me, this “s-word” is a red flag that marks… Read more »

5 Key Stress-Busting Foods

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Work, finances, relationships, unexpected circumstances, just daily, hectic life—it adds up to make us moody, tired, irritable, unfocused, and even sick. But guess what? Taming the stress you’re feeling can start with a simple choice: what goes on your plate. It’s true. What you eat can help to relieve the uncomfortable—and unhealthy—consequences of stress, including… Read more »

Not Feeling Great? Neither Is Your Business

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In my 10 years as CEO of the Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing, I’ve noticed a clear pattern. Patients who come in feeling depleted of energy and vibrancy have mediocre results in their business, finances, and professional success. Parallel, or mere coincidence? I unequivocally vote for the first answer. Here’s why: You need both vitality… Read more »