Still Trying To Fix People?

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I have a few questions for you: Are you highly attuned to what others are thinking and feeling? Do you get caught up in others’ problems, regardless of whether you play a role or not—because you want to help? Do you find yourself overstimulated or distracted by bright lights, large groups, loud noises, and certain… Read more »

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 »

She just couldn’t fix it

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Colleen came to her phone coaching session in tears. She had just returned from a lunch date with a girlfriend and sounded distressed. Colleen explained that her longtime friend, Justine, was in emotional pain from a fresh breakup with her boyfriend. Justine poured her heart out to Colleen, who in turn tried every way to… Read more »

Feeling Kind of Blah?

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The excitement and high activity of the new year has long since given over to routine everyday tasks. Those hopes for change in the coming months remain, but motivation? Hello, wayside! And the calendar hints that spring is coming soon, but it sure doesn’t feel like it yet. Life right now seems to be colorless… Read more »

Reflecting, not “resolving,” for January and beyond

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I’ve been thinking lately about sustainability—the capacity for a practice or habit to continue, successfully, for the long term. We hear this word a lot when people talk about conserving resources or the environment. But I think “sustainability” is something we should consider on a much more personal scale, too. How we feel and whether… Read more »

Letting Go and Moving On

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The winding up of a thousand year-end details, the gradual transition into the coldest part of the winter, the ebb and flow of activity as we move from noisy, social holiday events to rest and quiet in our own spaces and minds…the spectrum we roam at this time of year can be a bit of… 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, it slipped my mind ….

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We all have heard stories of the ravages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease affecting loved ones—or even witnessed that tragic decline firsthand in a close friend or relative. It’s heartbreaking. And for those who have lost someone dear to one of these debilitating conditions, witnessing the effects also can be frightening. It’s just human nature… Read more »