Tag: routines

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Designing a healthy morning ritual, one step at a time

Most people who find out that I get up around 6 am every day think I’m crazy. While I’ve always been a morning person, I read a lot about how a healthy morning ritual would set me up to have a great day, experimented with different things over time, and experienced the benefits firsthand. My…
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7 Common Barriers to Meditation, and How To Overcome Them

Since I started leading a weekly meditation group a few months ago, I’ve chatted with lots of folks about meditation–both those who are interested (but don’t attend) as well as those who do (but don’t meditate on their own). Throughout those conversations, I’ve discovered that people are aware of meditation’s numerous health benefits, and seem to…
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Meditating Your Way to Healthy Digestion

Meditation is essentially a practice in training one’s mind, so it can be done anywhere, using anything as a point of focus. Applying meditative techniques when moving throughout one’s day can be thought of as mindfulness. Since we eat at least 2-3 times a day, meal times are a natural opportunity for meditation, using food as our focus.

The Circus in my Head

A few years ago, I was asking each of my yoga students how they were feeling before I started class. Most people told me something about their body: “my neck is stiff”, “my hips are tight”, “I hurt my knee but I don’t know how (or I know exactly how)”! This is quite useful, because…
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When your health routines get disrupted

Traveling naturally disrupts one’s routines. In fact, that’s one of the great parts of traveling–to experience something new, outside the ordinary. However, it’s also sometimes important for physical, mental, and/or emotional health to maintain some routines you know help you, even when everything else around you might be different. During my recent trip to Prague,…
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August Juice Cleanse Diaries

Day 1: Wednesday July 30, 2014 Day 2: Thursday July 31, 2014 Days 3 & 4: Friday August 1 & Saturday August 2, 2014

“6 Weeks to Relaxation” Coming in July!

Holy cow, it’s going to be July soon! Need new relaxation techniques to sooth body, mind, and spirit? Join my “6 weeks to relaxation” series starting July 2. Series or drop-in possible; virtual attendance available too!

30 Days to a Happier & Healthier Me

As some of you know, starting June 15th I’m facilitating a Facebook group called “30 Days to a Happier & Healthier You Practice“. In it, each person decides one habit they’d like to practice encouraging, or one habit they’d like to practice softening. I’m specifically calling this a practice (rather than, for example, a “challenge”)…
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Juiceland Juice Cleanse: Day 3 Finally Brings Dedication?

Update: I’m doing another 3 day starting 6/26. I’m actually very excited about it. Since this cleanse I’ve gotten very into juices, and I’ve found that I missed them! I even ended up purchasing several in between. 🙂 So we’ll see how round 2 goes! OK, so on day 3 I’m acutely aware of the…
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JuiceLand Juice Cleanse Day 2: Body Hate & Bad Hockey

Update: I’m doing another 3 day starting 6/26. I’m actually very excited about it. Since this cleanse I’ve gotten very into juices, and I’ve found that I missed them! I even ended up purchasing several in between. 🙂 So we’ll see how round 2 goes! Well with no celery and more variety of juices, there…
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