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Lessons to learn from The Music Man

Last weekend, I went to see a delightful production of The Music Man in Stratford. I loved it from beginning to end —  the acting, the music, the costumes. I’m no play critic, but I walked away from the theatre not only moved by the story, but also struck by several lessons around the powers of transformation and positivity. For those […]

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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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Writing a new narrative: From Crybaby to Fierce Tears

I am delighted to share this guest blog post from Eleanor Edgar, who works with The Rose Remedy.  “So, what name would you give to this problem of overly active tear ducts?” I was asked. “Crybaby,”  I replied without hesitation. I  have always been a very sensitive person, and this sensitivity caused me a lot […]

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Appreciation meditations: a path to good health!

I’m heading off for an exciting safari vacation in several parts of Africa. Now, if only I could get rid of the cough that has been pestering me before my flight lands. I’ve been doing my best to make it go away,  using all of the usual treatments, from rest to Vitamin C. But I’ve […]

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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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