Category Archives: Stress

Don’t Worry. Be Healthy.

I was talking to a wellness colleague of mine yesterday about advertising my Eat for Life classes starting in May and she said “People don’t want to think about being healthy right now.” That statement really took me by surprise. And, I’m not sure it’s accurate, at least not in my own life and in

You’re Grounded (until further notice)!

A strategy that parents use (for better or worse) when children misbehave is to ground them from engaging in the activities that they enjoy. Getting grounded means you are usually forbidden to leave home, except to go to school, church, the doctor, or to other essential activities. Sound familiar? Although it did not result from

Meditation for Difficult Times – Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join me Wednesday, March 18, at 12:00 p.m. ET for a meditation that will help you ground yourself in stillness, steadiness, and compassion. Here is the link to register.  It’s natural to feel a variety of difficult emotions at a time when the world is faced with the novel coronavirus that is affecting all of

One Step At A Time

Yesterday morning was very foggy where I live and I was struck by how it reflected the feeling I’ve been having over the past couple of months.  I have felt very burdened with responsibility about the success or failure of a project coupled with a couple of other work-related endeavors that have had their ups

Living (and Thriving) in a Changing World

Change is happening. Open your mind and get curious with all the kindness and compassion you can muster. Apply this instruction to any situation you find yourself in. In fact, it could be a mission statement for life. In the Buddhist texts, it is called understanding and knowing the truth of  “impermanence”–an important lesson on

Calming Rituals for the Holidays

Do you think of “calm” and “holidays” in the same sentence? Probably not. In fact, often the holiday season becomes filled with obligations, unmet expectations and stressful demands. The American Psychological Association reports that holiday stress has a particular impact on women, due to their tendency to take on much of the responsibility for preparing

Finding Balance in the Body

Our busy modern lifestyles can create a sense of imbalance in our bodies, heart, and minds. In our bodies, we can begin to get aches and pains because of being hunched over a computer, a report, our phones, or books all day long. Our shoulders hunch forward so much that it begins to be a

Dealing With Anger!

This week I got REALLY angry. Anger is not one of those emotions that I am all that comfortable with. In fact, it is something I usually try to avoid; and I manage my surroundings and people so that I don’t touch it very often. But, this week there was no turning back. I was

Becoming One With a Palm Tree

At the end of a week-long yoga and mindfulness retreat, I was standing outside the yoga room looking out over the expanse of the canyon that lies outside of San Jose, Costa Rica. There was a light wind blowing, as is often the case in the mountains at this time of the year. There were

Managing Your Emotions With Care

Mr. Rogers is making a comeback in the new documentary about his life—“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” I never watched Mr. Rogers as a child because he wasn’t around yet, but I have gotten to know him as an adult. As far as I can tell, adults need Mr. Rogers as much now as little