Tag Archives: How to de-stress

How Music Soothes Stress

Most people have experienced the relaxing effect of music—from the soft strains of a flute playing in the background during a massage, to tuning out the world with your headphones during a grueling commute on public transit. With hectic schedules, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Have the Best Holidays Ever

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US ONCE AGAIN! Dare we hope that this one will be truly magical? Not if we let ourselves get bogged down in overdoing, overwhelm and other all-too-familiar stress-inducing patterns. Here are 10 ways to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Idle Time

You’re just about to leave for your dentist appointment, when you receive a phone call saying the dentist has been called out on emergency and will have to reschedule your appointment. Congratulations! You are the winner of one unexpected free … Continue reading

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Are You Taking Good Care of Yourself?

With our busy lives, paying attention to taking care of ourselves is more important than ever—yet it’s often the last thing on our minds. To accomplish everything on our to do lists, we work overtime to meet deadlines and use … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Sidestep Holiday Stress

From Halloween through Super Bowl Sunday, the holidays provide a wealth of opportunities to practice self-compassion and equanimity OR make yourself and everyone you encounter KUH-RANG-KEE AND KUH-RAY-ZEE! The choice is yours. If you’d prefer a more humane and sane holiday … Continue reading

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Stop, Look and Listen

Though your  body holds valuable information you need to function at your best, if you are like many, you have developed a habit of ignoring its messages and plowing ahead. The noise of competing external demands can become so overwhelming … Continue reading

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Navigating the Holidays with Grace

Take a big, deep, beautiful breath because the holidays will be here before you know it. For many, this time of year brings with it the joys—and challenges—of family gatherings, gift exchanges and other holiday festivities. With some extra planning … Continue reading

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