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Anxiety Keeping You Awake? 10 Tips to Help You Sleep Better Despite Pandemic Fear

Living a Zen life in a world fighting the coronavirus pandemic with fear, doubt and negativity is not easy. Each morning is flooded with unpleasant news of millions being infected, thousands fighting for life and the surviving ones struggling for a living. While the mornings bring bad news…the nights have their share of discomfort for…
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4 Reasons Why Your Sleep Depends on Meditation

Even if you slept well a few weeks ago, you might now be having trouble falling and staying asleep. The anxiety of our COVID-19 pandemic is a pandemic onto itself, and stress is also on the rise. Work is blurring (even more!) into home life and our routines are disrupted. Conveniences we’ve come to rely…
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A Spring Like None Before

It was hard to know what to say my April 2020 newsletter, especially since this morning I brought in 1/2 of the groceries I ordered wearing a mask I usually reserve for spraying oven cleaner. As a person in a high-risk category, I haven’t dared go to a store in many weeks. I have alternated…
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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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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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The Mind is a Powerful Force When it Comes to Pain

Last time I discussed how stress “feeds” migraines / headaches, and shared something you could do about it. As you might expect, the stress-pain loop also applies to other types of pain, such as back pain. Dennis was a former supply manager who was on disability due to his chronic bad back. He’d experienced multiple…
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How Stress Feeds Migraines: & Something You Can Do About It

The American Migraine Foundation1 states that “stress is a trigger for migraine in almost 70% of people, and one study revealed that 50-70% of people had a significant association between their daily stress level and their daily migraine activity.” Whether you suffer from headaches, backaches, joint/muscle aches or something else, chronic pain has a way…
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What is your health challenge here to teach you?

If your challenge with your health–or your career, or your relationship(s)–was here to teach you something, what would it be? Stop and ask that question for a brief moment. What arises within you as an answer? While this lesson likely has different specifics for each person, I invite you to consider that at the highest…
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Anxious and/or Depressed? Help Yourself Now.

This is the fifth in a 7-part series in why you might consider doing a Technology Detox (a “Techtox”). I hope it gets you thinking about your use of technology and how it may be impacting your health and well-being. Do You Struggle with Anxiety or Depression? While there is still not enough information about…
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