Tag: rituals

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Designing a Healthy Morning Ritual, One Step at a Time

Most people who find out that I get up around 6 am every day think I’m crazy. While I’ve always been a morning person, I read a lot about how a healthy morning ritual would set me up to have a great day, experimented with different things over time, and experienced the benefits firsthand. My…
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7 Common Barriers to Meditation, and How To Overcome Them

Most people are aware of meditation’s numerous health benefits, and seem to truly believe that meditation would help them better navigate their lives. So why aren’t they able to create a regular meditation practice? Below, I describe 7 common challenges and provide advice about how to overcome each of them. 1 – “I’ve never meditated…
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6 Steps to Truly Mindful Eating

This post is a throwback to December 2011, when I was going through the transformation that would lead me to becoming a Mind-body Wellness Coach. While I’ve evolved in my relationship with food and my body since, I feel the content is still very relevant to share with those of you who may be struggling…
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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 New Years Resolutions, only to find that I failed to keep them. Sometimes I’d even make (and fail at) the same resolution over multiple years! Sound familiar? Today, I no longer make resolutions the same way. The changes…
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August Juice Cleanse Diaries

Day 1: Wednesday July 30, 2014 Day 2: Thursday July 31, 2014 Days 3 & 4: Friday August 1 & Saturday August 2, 2014

“6 Weeks to Relaxation” Coming in July!

Holy cow, it’s going to be July soon! Need new relaxation techniques to sooth body, mind, and spirit? Join my “6 weeks to relaxation” series starting July 2. Series or drop-in possible; virtual attendance available too!

30 Days to a Happier & Healthier Me

As some of you know, starting June 15th I’m facilitating a Facebook group called “30 Days to a Happier & Healthier You Practice“. In it, each person decides one habit they’d like to practice encouraging, or one habit they’d like to practice softening. I’m specifically calling this a practice (rather than, for example, a “challenge”)…
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Juiceland Juice Cleanse: Day 3 Finally Brings Dedication?

Update: I’m doing another 3 day starting 6/26. I’m actually very excited about it. Since this cleanse I’ve gotten very into juices, and I’ve found that I missed them! I even ended up purchasing several in between. 🙂 So we’ll see how round 2 goes! OK, so on day 3 I’m acutely aware of the…
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JuiceLand Juice Cleanse Day 2: Body Hate & Bad Hockey

Update: I’m doing another 3 day starting 6/26. I’m actually very excited about it. Since this cleanse I’ve gotten very into juices, and I’ve found that I missed them! I even ended up purchasing several in between. 🙂 So we’ll see how round 2 goes! Well with no celery and more variety of juices, there…
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JuiceLand Juice Cleanse: The Celery Madness of Day 1

Update: I’m doing another 3 day starting 6/26. I’m actually very excited about it. Since this cleanse I’ve gotten very into juices, and I’ve found that I missed them! I even ended up purchasing several in between. 🙂 So we’ll see how round 2 goes! A few weeks ago I got a wild hair to…
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