Staying Mindful During the Holidays

While it’s always a great idea to stay mindful throughout our days, during the holidays we are more likely to experience a change in our normal routines and activities (eg., additional friends & family visiting, change in work or home schedule, or travelling), so it’s probably a nice idea to still stay connected to mindfulnessContinue reading “Staying Mindful During the Holidays”

How I Calmed Anxiety By Observing Others Interact

Recently I was on a long international flight and I happened to be seated next to two older gentlemen. I had the window seat and I just wanted to look out the window and not interact with anyone. I wanted to pop in my headphones and ignore everyone and everything around me. I felt anxietyContinue reading “How I Calmed Anxiety By Observing Others Interact”

Take Care of Your Mind and Body

We’re always flooded with information about self-care and ways to practice self-care, and if I’m being honest, all the information can be a bit overwhelming at times. I find it easier and more simple to follow the lead of my body instead of the trends. After all, our bodies tend to give us pretty clearContinue reading “Take Care of Your Mind and Body”

3 Ways to Practice Gratitude Every Day

Usually around this time of year we focus on gratitude and making gratitude lists in preparation for Thanksgiving. What if we adopted gratitude as a way of life instead of an occasional effort? One of my favorite books about gratefulness is Kristi Nelson‘s book, Wake Up Grateful. According to Kristi, gratefulness does not only occurContinue reading “3 Ways to Practice Gratitude Every Day”

Red and Green Flags: Identifying Danger and Safety

It’s so important to be vigilant of your surroundings and to pay attention to how you and your body respond (or react) to certain spaces, people, or actions. You may not realize it, but your body usually sends signals to let you know how it is perceiving the environment or interactions with others. For example,Continue reading “Red and Green Flags: Identifying Danger and Safety”