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College Drop Off: An emotional rollercoaster

The last week of August, I officially began the process of emptying the nest. Although I still have one still at home, dropping my son off at college ignited a rollercoaster ride of emotion. If I ever needed mindfulness to help me through something, this was it. As evolution would have it, a teenager ready […] Read more…

Mindful doesn’t mean “nice”

Why do people think mindful means nice? When I’m out with friends or family and I say something sarcastic or get upset about something, I often hear, “I thought you were so mindful.” Well let me just clarify. Mindful doesn’t mean nice. It can mean compassionate, and I do believe that I have compassion for […] Read more…

A small glitch in my vacation

This past holiday weekend, I had an amazingly scenic trip to the mountains of Colorado. We first visited my favorite place in the country, Boulder, and  enjoyed the foodie nature of the town, unlimited gluten-free options, great unique boutiques, hiking, a Red Rocks concert and more. Then it was off to Vail, where allergies, the altitude and a summer cold caught up with me. […] Read more…

Make the most out of summer!

Ah, summer is officially here; the warm weather, the slower pace. Maybe you’re working less and/or your kids are off to camp, or your getting ready for a fun summer vacation. Either way, how do we savor this precious time of year?Our anxiety should be going down, but I found myself waking up anxious this […] Read more…

A Mindful Mothers Day Guide for Mom’s on the Brink

Wikipedia states: “Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.”But day to day, we all know that Mom is a huge, complicated job, influenced by many factors. Mothers are the nurturers, caretakers, managers and glue of our families, and so much more. Although our quest for perfectionism […] Read more…

Mindfulness in a Changing World

No matter what your political views are, this radical change in our nation has taken a toll on everyone. People who never followed politics before are now addicted to the news, not to miss the latest controversy of the day. (I have never traded watching “Scandal” for CNN before, and music in my car is […] Read more…

Do you drive yourself crazy?

I certainly do. There is so much I want to do this year, and I can’t stop thinking about it. My thoughts just go round and round jumping from task to task with no break in sight. That is until I wake up to the fact that I am thinking. My mind is overactive, and […] Read more…

Post-Election Anxiety

I am writing this the day after the election and I can’t seem to shake this gnawing in the pit of my stomach; this sense of impending doom. I’m sad and afraid for so many reasons. I’m sad that our deserving neighbor didn’t break the glass ceiling and become our next President, and I’m fearful […] Read more…

When your family disagrees with your politics….

Family gatherings can have their moments of stress, but post election divisiveness makes this Thanksgiving particularly dicey. What do you do when your family disagrees with your politics?Here are some suggestions: Avoidance: Cancel your plans. This may not be practical or desirable, and may make things worse. Not your best option.Make a pact: Everyone agrees […] Read more…

A Time for Healing

After this divisive election, it is time to come together as a nation and start the healing process. The campaign was particularly disturbing to most, and brought out the worst in people across the nation. The passion for the candidates (or lack of passion) was palpable, and our tolerance for one another was at an […] Read more…

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