The Mindful Life™ Blog

When stress levels reached an all-time high both at work and at home, financial advisor, Laura Cusenbary, turned to the Mindfulness and the Workplace course for stress-resiliency tools. She attributes what she learned in the course to helping her to be more patient with her husband and toddler, less reactive to her co-workers, more productive with her workload and, finally… Read More

Once you emerge from the pile of field trip permission slips and camp forms, all after a full day’s work, maybe you can close a few tabs in your brain, recharge, and reboot. But that’s probably unlikely as these next 3 months will fly by as you try to squeeze in a sliver of summer… Read More

While I have never come close to having abs of steel, I have had a brain of mush, especially after a mentally taxing or stressful day. And while I’m (obviously) a big proponent of mindfulness for managing stress, I’m also a strong believer in the stress reducing, productivity boosting powers of exercise. Challenging workouts create a… Read More

As we finish up our series on reinventing our relationship to stress, I wanted to be sure that one of the most important aspects to building stress-resiliency isn’t forgotten about: Rest and Recovery. Despite all kinds of messaging from productivity podcasts, books on achievement and motivational “experts” telling you that constant hustling is the only… Read More

We’re all connected in this human experience and it’s probably not all rainbows and unicorns at your neighbor’s house, either.

About a month ago, I was leaving my son’s end-of-season banquet for his ski team. It was late and cold. As we made our way through the parking lot, I saw a mom struggling to get her 3-year-old in the car. He was having a big tantrum - stomping his ski boots, crying, yelling -… Read More

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor Frankl

According to Dr. Kelly McGonigal: stress is most likely to be harmful when the following conditions are present: it feels against your will, out of your control and utterly devoid of meaning. If you can change any of these conditions – by finding some meaning in it – you can reduce the harmful effects of… Read More

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