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Movement can be both entertainment and good medicine

I recently went to a wonderful acrobatics show. It was really amazing to watch the strength, co-ordination, timing, precision and trust in each other that the performers displayed. Every movement left me in awe. I could only imagine the time, focus and dedication they had all put into the performance to get that good. I […]

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More great coverage of the many benefits of EFT

The many benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as tapping, in helping to relieve stress, anxiety and chronic pain are  continuing to receive lots of media coverage. Last week, I featured a TEDx talk by Peta Stapleton, a psychologist and leading researcher into EFT. If you missed the video, please click here to watch it. […]

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How to take care of yourself in tough times

I am pleased to present a guest post from psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole: Have you found yourself stuck in the 24-hour news cycle, mired in what feels like one bad thing after another bombarding you? Do you feel overwhelmed with the hostility that’s out there and pervasive on every social media outlet? Is […]

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Partners in pain relief: Why we need to work hand-in-hand with clients

When many people in pain head to a healthcare professional for help, they may expect the pro, all on his or her own, to do the work in making that pain go away. I have a different philosophy. I believe that the client has to participate in his or her healing, and we have to […]

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How to move toward your goals, and away from your fears

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” — Nelson Mandela  The photo accompanying this blog and the Nelson Mandela quote above didn’t come as a package, but I decided they worked well together. Here’s my rationale: If you, like that white cat, let your fears guide you, you will most likely make bad choices […]

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Energy-depleting feelings: Don’t drain your emotional bank account

Do you get really frustrated in traffic?  Do you get easily annoyed with people?  Are you frequently judging the words and actions of others?  Are you overwhelmed with all the negative information that you’re bombarded with every day? Feeling frustrated,  annoyed and overwhelmed are are all energy- draining or energy-depleting emotions.  In last week’s blog, […]

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Turning disappointment into opportunity: How my own resilience paid off

The saying goes that, when one door closes, another opens. With that in mind, I’d like to share with you a personal story about how resilience led me from a great disappointment to an exciting opportunity! Here’s  the back story: Last year, I was exhibiting at a trade show during a conference for long-term-care homes. […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Get out of the “mindset war”

Here is the next strategy in  The Rose Remedy’s Resilience Reset Challenge, as described by psychologist Rick Hanson: Get out of the mindset war. Here’s Rick: By “war” I mean here a mindset, not combat between nations with tanks and bombs. The “war” I’m referring to is an attitude of conflict and animosity toward a person, object  or condition. […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Good sleep habits, better sleep

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Slumber is one of the most basic ways that the body renews its energy levels, allowing you to wake up refreshed and raring to go.  It also  helps regeneration and promotes healing. Insufficient sleep can cause mood swings, lower your ability to learn and retain information, increase your risk […]

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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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