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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...
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If Life feels like snowmageddon, just grab a sled and find a little playfulness in the storm

Recently, I was walking my dog before heading into work. I was on a quiet residential street near our house when a good friend of mine drove by. Due to my busy travel schedule, we had been playing phone tag for weeks and hadn’t seen each other in person in at least a few months....
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It’s that time of year again … after some of us indulged our way through the holidays, it’s time to step away from the can of frosting and chart our course for a healthier 2017. But there’s an annual disconnect between our good intentions for the year ahead and the choices we make once the...
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Imagine this all-too-familiar scenario… You are at your desk, entering the last few details into a proposal/contract. You’re already running late to present this proposal to an important client. You finish! Now you need only print out two copies, and you’ll be on your way. You click print and the printer shows it’s offline. You...
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Yelling and the Brain

A few years ago a good friend of mine made a resolution to stop yelling at her kids. She had attended a lecture on brain development and came away convinced that she needed to make a change.  She noticed a significant improvement in her interactions with her kids right away.  Then, a few months after...
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The Mindful Resolution Re-boot

It is that time of year. If you are anything like me you’ve spent the last five weeks eating, drinking and spending money like it is your last month on this planet. It is not surprising that after experiencing the gluttony that accompanies the holiday season that our New Year’s resolutions often reflect eating less,...
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