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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Flight, Fight or Breathe

Our bodies lie to us. They send out hormones announcing an imminent threat to our well being when we take the podium or when we get into an argument with a loved one. Our heart rate increases at the thought of taking a test and our immune system is compromised because of a noisy environment.Continue reading “Flight, Fight or Breathe”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Plugging in the Monkey

So, I know the whole idea of meditation is to unplug. To turn off the phone and put away the computer. I get it. I’m just not very good at it. Instead of fighting technology, I’ve learned to use it to help tame my monkey mind, especially on those days when it is acting particularlyContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Plugging in the Monkey”

Taming the Monkey Mind: My Monkey’s Alive

Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel a little more alive than usual? Everything just seems a little bit clearer. The breath a little lighter? The focus just a little clearer? I’ve had one of those days today. It’s just a normal Saturday for me – writing, laundry, meditation, gymContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: My Monkey’s Alive”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey to the Gym

I only began consciously meditating within the last couple of years.  I have actually been practicing mindfulness much longer than that, however please keep that a secret from my monkey mind. I have used weight training as a tool for bringing my focus to the moment since I was a teenager. I lift heavy, moreContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey to the Gym”

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