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Yoga: Poses to Help You Let Go

You’ve heard about “letting go” in yoga class or from friends and family that want you to release tension and negative emotions from your body and mind. But how do you do it? Watch as Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga, demonstrates 4 yoga poses that will help you…

Use Mindfulness to Cope with a Health Scare

Use Mindfulness to Cope with a Health Scare

A Cancer diagnosis is surely one of life’s greatest challenges.  Take a look at our worksheet on coping with a cancer diagnosis .  These mindful tips will help calm your nervous system, encouraging  your body heal. Use our search button to learn more about mindfulness basics. We wish you twenty minutes…

Lonely? Be Yourself

Lonely? Be Yourself

Having the courage to be your true self can be terrifying, yet we often block opportunities for true intimacy because of this fear. Never letting your guard down might give you the illusion of safety, but the armor we wear can also lead to isolation, a sense of loneliness, and…

Using Mindfulness to Manage Anger

Using Mindfulness to Manage Anger

One of the best reasons for having a regular mindfulness practice is that you will be able to access calm when you need it – like when you’re on a long car ride with your kids and they’re in the back seat swatting each other and you’re about to blow…

Using Every Day Situations to Boost Mindfulness.

Using Every Day Situations to Boost Mindfulness.

Little things can be our Best Mindfulness Teachers By contributing writer, Karen Fabian, Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher, founder,  barebonesyoga.com. I recently had an uncomfortable interaction with someone at a local doctor’s office. Running late due to traffic, I arrived five minutes after my scheduled appointment time. Upon arriving, the receptionist…

Mindfulness in a Crisis

Mindfulness in a Crisis

We all face them.  Small bothersome ones and big earth-shattering ones.  Those sudden, unexpected events that change the natural order of our world.  Mindfulness can help during these times, helping us make better decisions, and trust in the unfolding of life.  Check out our new worksheet about using mindfulness to…

Using Mindfulness to Effect Personal Change

Using Mindfulness to Effect Personal Change

Seven weeks after New Years Day 2016, many of us are still struggling to change unhealthy habits that we promised ourselves we would face.   Motivation and willpower can be so elusive, even if the behavior is causing major disruptions in or relationships, family life, or career.  Knowing a little…

Aligning Thought, Word, and Deed

Aligning Thought, Word, and Deed

  Gandhi is oft-quoted as saying “happiness is when what you think, say, and  do are in harmony.” If this is true, why do we stray from our values in thought, word, and deed? In my therapy practice, I often ask clients to take an inventory of values. I use…

Mediocrity 101

Mediocrity 101

A friend of mine jokes that we could all use a course in mediocrity – mediocrity 101, if you will, where we allow ourselves, even enjoy, the process of dabbling in something, doing it half-way. Mediocre –  What thoughts come up for you when you hear the word?  For most of…

Mindfulness for the Election Year

Mindfulness for the Election Year

Do you think mindfulness has a place in politics?  We do…. Raising the world’s compassion set point -This is just one of the gifts that can be uncovered by mindfulness.   Congressman Tim Ryan is an eloquent and brave proponent of the practical benefits of building a more attentive, compassionate culture,…

On Not Knowing

On Not Knowing

2015.  Wow.  Another year of unexpected challenges, blessings, and change.  Everything is great, but nothing is finished or permanent.  This natural uncertainty can cause a lot of anxiety if you let it take control.  Just this morning alone I watched my thoughts land on excitement, gratitude, loving-kindness, judgement, and fear…….

Holiday Money Stress

Holiday Money Stress

Mindfulness can bring ease to every part of your life – including your financial life.  Download our latest worksheet for tips for fighting back against the urge to overspend around the holidays – and take a look at Mind Over Money – an article posted last spring that addresses impulsive…