Mindful Monday: Self-Talk

This week’s Mindful Monday post is written by Natalie Bodenhamer of HelloDayBlog. I had the pleasure of meeting Natalie earlier this year (in a Trader Joe’s parking lot, of all places), and was really drawn to her energy and spirit. I love Natalie’s take on…

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Mala Beads for Little Ones

Just a few days before we left California for Oklahoma, I received a little brown package that couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Inside were two malas for Whoorlito and Whoorlita – the kindest gesture from the folks at Mala Collective to help them…

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I’ve Got Your Stress Reduction Right Here

8 days until moving day. HAHAHAAAOHMYGAHHHHHHH Do you know what I do a week before moving halfway across the country? I take a trip, peeps! I take a trip to San Jose to give a few talks on…wait for it…STRESS REDUCTION. Yes! That’s right! Let…

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Mindful Monday: Letting Go

“Doubt is a dream-killer and fear is an internal prison cell that bars you off from the world and all the glorious possibilities just waiting for you.” – Dr. Lissa Rankin Why is it so hard to let go of our fearful thinking? Why do…

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Mindful Monday: Happiness Hygiene

Let’s talk about happiness for a second. Holbrook Jackson said that “happiness is a form of courage,” and I wholeheartedly agree. It takes a lot of courage to be happy – to make the big (and sometimes scary) changes necessary to become a happier person….

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Resilience

I recently listened to the most fascinating talk by Dr. Joan Borysenko (a powerhouse with three post-doctoral Harvard fellowships in cell biology, behavioral medicine, and psychoneuroimmunology…um, she’s just kind of smart) on the subject of resilience. What is resilience? Well, the dictionary says it’s “the…

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