Self Care is a Lifeline

Self-care is a lifeline. We live in times that glorify overloaded schedules and constant availability. There is a big emphasis on self-sacrifice, especially for women. Too much self-sacrifice breaks us, agitates us, and ultimately separates us from the very essence of...

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Playful Movement ~ Frees Painful Body Discomfort

This playful movement frees painful body discomfort. As human beings, we are biologically designed to survive all sorts of disruption. If that were not the case, we would be extinct. Disturbing events exist in our lives in one form or another. Depending on how we...

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My Three-Step Morning Healing Practice

I really appreciate the concept of bringing old healing traditions into my daily regime so I wanted to share my three-step morning healing practice. It’s easy to overthink our self-care, but if we look around we can find so many healing remedies already in our...

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Keep Knocking on the Door of Your Inner World

Keep knocking on the door of your inner world . . . it will open, and then you’ll know something very different. The more familiar you get with that place deep inside, the more you’ll understand the everlasting peace that is yours.

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The Happiness That Sits on the Other Side

No one wants to feel uncomfortable. This is the reason so many of us go to instant gratification, numbing and avoiding the most difficult situations of our life. To move away from anything that feels challenging, frightening or threatening is an instinctual survival...

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Self-Care Is Not a Luxury

Self-care is a necessity, not a luxury. We live in times that glorify overloaded schedules and constant availability. There is a big emphasis on self-sacrifice, especially for women. Too much sacrifice provokes a tendency toward self-medicating: with junk food,...

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The Slow Simmer of Burnout

As I shared in my article last week, Find your Inner Compass Retreat, life has been gigantic in the last year. My son’s wedding, the death of two of my dearest friends, three moves, and writing and publishing a book. There’s no victimhood here,  but what I had not...

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Staying Focused in Busy Times

  Having just come off a big holiday, Thanksgiving and staring straight into the eyes of another, it really serves me to know how to take the best possible care of myself. I love the planning of holidays, the preparation, the celebration . . . and then out of...

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Sleep Well Meditation

To stay strong, flexible and graceful we must learn how to stay awake to the needs of our body, mind, heart, and spirit. This is why meditation is so valuable. It tunes us into sensations, feelings, and resistances that enlighten important information. When we connect...

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How Suffering Can Motivate Change

Suffering can motivate us to make changes in our lives, but only when we are in touch with how we feel. A true awareness of the presence of pain in our life is difficult when we don’t have a foundation for holding the information that shows up. I pushed away my...

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