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Resilience Reset Challenge: Spend time in nature

After several weeks of cottage living, I am feeling more serene and rejuvenated. It’s not only taking in the wonderful lakeside view or the gorgeous sunsets. It’s the chance to live in the present in all of the beauty of nature – a place that is perfect for meditation. Walking meditations are a great way […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: How to stop procrastinating

I am delighted to share this guest blog post written by health coach Stephenie Farrell, who works with The Rose Remedy. Procrastination is a common problem; learning what’s behind it, and how to overcome it,  is the fourth strategy of  The Rose Remedy’s Resilience Reset Challenge, to help you strengthen your resilience and improve your health and happiness. […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Improve your spiritual health

Spiritual health refers to having meaning and purpose in your life, as well as self-awareness, and feelings of being connected with yourself, others and the  larger realities around you. Many studies have shown the importance of spiritual health.  One overview   reported that spiritual health leads to  “positive changes in health behaviors such as communication, diet activity, and […]

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No jet lag! How I did it

It’s been go-go-go ever since I returned home from Africa. I’ve been spending time with family and friends, and getting caught up on work. I have spent many hours in a pool with my grandchildren and even went indoor rock-climbing with one of them. I’ve also been very busy with my mother, who suffered a […]

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Tap away your troubles: my spouse’s experience

I am always advocating the benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as tapping. So today, I’d like to turn over my blog post to my spouse, Alan, to share his own experience with EFT. Here’s Alan: I was complaining to my wife, Gwen,  that my work stresses had lately been causing me to […]

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A simple way to change stressful thoughts

I have been doing a number of workshops focused on stress reduction, and a great  technique for cutting stress reactions is to follow a negative thought you might have with a positive thought. One of the best ways you can do that is to practice gratitude. For example, you might have the negative thought of […]

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Manage your time and reduce your stress

Between spending time with my children and grandchildren, helping out my elderly mother, doing workshops, speaking engagements and other job-related activities – not to mention trying to get in some “me time”  —  I lead a very busy life. But being pulled in so many directions can come at a cost: It can be very […]

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Stress is only bad for you if you think it is

Perhaps I should make some apologies for all of the negative statistics on stress that I shared in last week’s post. Or maybe we should think about stress in another way. While we often blame the things that stress us for the negative effects they have, there’s another way to look at stress: It’s not […]

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Together, let’s combat stress during Stress Awareness Month!

April is Stress Awareness Month, as designated since 1992 by The Health Resource Network (NRN), an American non-profit health education organization that aims to have healthcare professionals spread awareness about causes and cures for what it calls “our modern stress epidemic.” The network has certainly put the focus on a problem that has been steadily […]

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