Category Archives: Relaxation and Stress Management

Mindful Monday

Christoper Germer and Kristin Neff created this guided meditation from their  Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course. Start your week taking a moment to slow down and check-in with your amazing body, from head to toe! This practice offers kindness, understanding, acceptance, and … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Book Recommendations  *Not listed in any particular order.   “The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage” by Kelly McGonigal, PhD Learn More on NPR Buy Now on Amazon   “Live More Happy” by … Continue reading

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Meditation Monday

How do we effectively respond when faced with ongoing stress and trauma such as, the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. James Gorden (founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine) demonstrates three short and beneficial meditation practices in his webinar, Reducing Stress and … Continue reading

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Therapy Thursday

  During the present times of physical distancing and social isolation, compassionate hugs (like this tree root “hugging” the old tree trunk) are rare or even non-existent. Hugs release the hormone, oxytocin, which helps people feel deep connection, a sense of … Continue reading

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Find Happiness in August

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Therapy Thursday

How do you relax and rejuvenate your mind? 10 Simple to Life-Changing Nature Activities *A special thank you to the American Heart Association… Savor the Scenery Movies beaming with CGI on 4K televisions dazzle our imaginations, but you won’t always find … Continue reading

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Meditation Monday

Loving-Kindness Meditation A way to calm a frenzied mind, express gratitude, and be happy. Practicing kindness is one of the simplest ways to be happy. Recent research finds that kind people tend to be more content with their relationships and … Continue reading

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A New Month. A Fresh Start!

Welcome June! What healthy change (big or small) will you commit to this month? How will you create a supportive environment to reach success? What will it feel like to accomplish your goal?

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Laughter is Medicine

In the midst of the novel Coronavirus and a new pandemic, we need to prepare not panic. Anxiety is a natural response to fear. We are not “crazy” to feel anxious. We need to find ways calm our frenzied minds.  Exercise boosts our immunity: … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday

BIOPHILIA  A love of life. A love of all that is living. The human desire to connect with nature. According to biologist, E.O. Wilson, “biophilia is a hardwired instinct that is key to human happiness” (McGonigal, 2019, p.169). Modern humans tend to … Continue reading

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