Category: Stress

Being Heard is a Requirement for Healing

The other day I spent some time with a new client who suffers from a chronic health issue. She had some trouble finding her way to me, and was 30 minutes late to her appointment. Still, we spent 15 minutes longer than her allotted appointment time, and I didn’t get through everything I’d planned for…
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How to Improve Your Sleep Efficiency

How tracking sleep efficiency and influences on sleep help identify areas for improvement, and why internalizing it is crucial to long-term success.

What qualifies as “drama”, anyway?

The other morning I was practicing* a Celtic cross tarot spread. I asked the question: What do I most need to know today? The second card in this spread (layout) represents opposing forces, and I got the 10 of swords. In my deck, “The Wild Unknown” by Kim Krans, this card is ominous: a colorless…
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7 Common Barriers to Meditation, and How To Overcome Them

Since I started leading a weekly meditation group a few months ago, I’ve chatted with lots of folks about meditation–both those who are interested (but don’t attend) as well as those who do (but don’t meditate on their own). Throughout those conversations, I’ve discovered that people are aware of meditation’s numerous health benefits, and seem to…
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4 Ways to Not Lose Your S**t While Driving in Traffic

I originally wrote this post in May 2014, when I was still newly driving in a new “driving culture”, and in a city with extremely limited public transportation. While I’m comfortably back in the driving scene of the Boston area (which has a terrible reputation but I fit right in), I feel this is a…
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Why Do Mind-Body Wellness Coaching Programs Work?

As a Mind-Body Wellness Coach, I’m often asked questions like: “What makes you different?” and “Why can you help me when [other technique] didn’t work?”  These are very good questions to ask, and I enjoy answering them. One answer is: each of my clients receives a customized movement and breathing practice as part of their…
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Even Wellness Professionals Need Help with Health (and that’s OK)

Are you a successful wellness coach, nurse, therapist, healer, yoga teacher / therapist, doctor, or other health mentor who’s struggling to meet your own wellness goals? Are you so busy taking care of others that you can’t seem to find time for your own self-care? The highest professionals in their area of expertise know they need a different perspective and take advantage of the power of a mentor.

Raise Your Resolutions to a Higher Plane: 5 Do’s & Don’ts for New Year Planning

I love the fresh start each new year brings. Like many people,  I certainly spent years making resolutions, only to find that I failed at keeping them. Sometimes I’d even make (and fail at) the same resolution over multiple years! I no longer make resolutions the same way. The changes I made to how I…
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5 Ways to Alleviate Schedule Congestion

One of the common themes I see in working with clients as a mind-body wellness coach–particularly clients who are trying to become more stress resilient–is that they suffer from something I’ll call “schedule congestion.” Do you suffer from schedule congestion? Besides feeling generally stressed or overwhelmed, here are 5 ways to know: You move from…
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How to Keep a Peaceful Mind in Your Daily Life

I created an infographic (download here) to help me remember Yoga Sutra 1.33, which, even if you don’t know (or don’t care) anything about yoga, can be very useful in maintaining your equanimity in the face of daily life. Here’s a short video that describes how to use it. The analogy is originally described in…
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