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Quick Holiday Yoga

Quick Holiday Yoga

Check out this nine-minute mindful yoga routine that you can practice every day during the holiday season.  It will keep your heart open, your mind flexible and will help you face whatever holiday surprises you encounter in a thoughtful way.  Thanks to Karen Fabian from bare bones yoga for creating this…

Black Friday Alternatives:  Emotional prep for the holidays

Black Friday Alternatives: Emotional prep for the holidays

The Ghost of Christmas Past.   If you are already dreading this upcoming holiday season, maybe it is because you are mistaking it for last year – and last year wasn’t that much fun for you.  I sometimes wonder what would happen if holiday advertisements promoted getting ready for the season…

Balance in every season:  Make Peace with the Winter Months

Balance in every season: Make Peace with the Winter Months

Whether it’s a post-holiday slump, or genuine seasonal affective disorder brought about by a lack of sunlight, the winter months can be challenging.   It’s easy to fall prey to unproductive habits like overeating, sleeping, or relying too heavily on technology and media for entertainment.  These habits are only unproductive…

Ohhh My Belly! Quick Yoga for Digestive Balance

It’s easy to overeat during the holiday season.  Watch Karen’s short video to help you prevent and treat holiday overindulgence. We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!

Push Yourself, Crash, Repeat

Push Yourself, Crash, Repeat

Push, crash, repeat…. push, crash, repeat….. Does this pattern sound familiar to you? In centuries past, we would be allowed to use the season’s dwindling light as a time to slow down, get cozy, reflect.  But in the 21st century, we keep pushing ourselves to the brink, pretending we are…

MIndfulness for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

MIndfulness for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

There are many components of mindfulness that can help if you are ready to change obsessive thoughts or compulsive habits.   Whether or not you have a confirmed diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), these habits can be very painful and disruptive.  Symptoms of OCD include troublesome repetitive thoughts (obsessions)…

Mindfulness Can Make You Popular:  How to Get Your Teen to Meditate

Mindfulness Can Make You Popular: How to Get Your Teen to Meditate

Mindfulness can be a tough sell to teenagers – I once asked a teen-age client if she would be interested in borrowing a CD with a guided body-scan and other various mindfulness meditation instructions.  She told me if I gave her the CD she would smash it into a million…

Anxiety is a Big Fat Liar – Challenging Anxious Thoughts

Anxiety is a Big Fat Liar – Challenging Anxious Thoughts

Anxiety is a dirty rotten Liar.  Well, most of the time.  If you’re about to rob a bank, or yell at your boss, and you’re feeling anxious, that’s probably good common sense.  But if you are feeling worried about some upcoming event, or bothered by something that happened yesterday, your…

Using Music to Support Mindfulness

Using Music to Support Mindfulness

Your formal meditation practice doesn’t have to be practiced in silence.  In fact music can be a great object of concentration. You can use any kind of music to support your practice.   but keep in mind that when you’re meditating, you are aiming for a calm and alert state…

Mindfulness for Everyone ~ A basic exercise and some science

Mindfulness for Everyone ~ A basic exercise and some science

If you’re new to the idea of mindfulness, this is a good place to begin exploring.  This corner of mindful hub is dedicated to giving you the most basic definitions, and simplest instructions to enable you to start your mindfulness practice right now.  We know you don’t have a lot…

40 Days of Letting go:  Day 40 ~Harvest Time

40 Days of Letting go: Day 40 ~Harvest Time

It’s harvest time.  Time to choose what to keep and what to cull.  By working through the 40 Days of Letting Go Detox for your Brain you made room for positive change to come into your life. For the warrior, every moment is a challenge to be genuine, and each challenge is…