Category Archives: stress relief

Because No One Deserves Your Love More Than You Do

Ah, late January: the cycle of setting resolutions, falling off the wagon, and beating oneself up for having come up short…we can do better than this. Would you let someone else treat you with the same disrespect? I hope not.   Self-compassion is a practice that allows us to stay present with feelings of disappointment,…
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Newsflash: you’re not an anxious person.

It's true. You're not. You're a person who might be feeling anxious right now. Or frequently. Perhaps more frequently than other people in your life. But you are not an anxious person. Emotional states come and go. Pain (physical and otherwise) is a transient state. In meditation, one of the reasons not to scratch an…
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It’s the ho-ho-holidays.

Thanksgiving has come and gone...the holidays are here. With baked goods everywhere and parties a-plenty, it's common to gain a few pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. Looking to enjoy the festivities without too many repercussions? Here are five tricks to keep yourself on track this holiday season: Eat mindfully. Turn off the tv and…
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SANCTUARY

SANCTUARY noun sanc·tu·ary \ˈsaŋ(k)-chə-ˌwer-ē\ : a place where someone or something is protected or given shelter   The cold weather is setting in. The holiday season approaches. Here comes the stress, stress, stress. You know what you need? Sanctuary. While this word might bring up illusions of faraway, tranquil beaches, don't discount your ability to create stillness…
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