Tipping Sacred Cows – 6 Steps to Rewire Your Life

Tipping Sacred Cows – 6 Steps to Rewire Your Life

Betsy Chasse may like to curse, but that doesn’t mar the clarity of her insights in Tipping Sacred Cows: The Uplifting Story of Spilt Milk and Finding Your Own Spiritual Path in a Hectic World (Atria/Simon & Schuster). It’s her first book, and it’s a doozy: a touching and hilarious account of how Chasse rewired her own life—and a challenge…

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Healing Old Patterns And Enhancing Vitality With Body Mindfulness

Healing Old Patterns And Enhancing Vitality With Body Mindfulness

Body mindfulness involves focusing intentionally in the moment with the addition of body awareness to anchor and enhance the benefits for brain and body. Benefits include rewiring the brain towards more optimal functioning, increasing access to feel-good hormones towards building emotional strength and potentially shifting or healing age-old emotional patterns. The following are two personal body mindfulness practices that I…

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4 Ways to Fight Fatigue

4 Ways to Fight Fatigue

  In an ideal world, we would all get eight hours of sleep every night, and wake up with enough energy for that 6 a.m. spin class before work. But when you’re struggling to balance the responsibilities of everyday life, cutting back on sleep can seem like the only solution. Many of us rely on coffee or energy drinks to…

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Mindfulness for the Wallflower

Mindfulness for the Wallflower

By Jason Drwal Kevin Schjerning, a 48-year-old film and video editor, doesn’t simply dislike social gatherings; he finds them overwhelming. “I basically feel claustrophobic,” he says. “I have to get out of there.” An estimated 22 million people in the U.S. have social anxiety disorder, an intense and disabling fear of being judged or humiliated in social situations. Living with…

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5 Ways to Listen from the Heart

5 Ways to Listen from the Heart

The secrets to supporting a stressed-out partner You’ve probably been in this situation: Your partner comes home upset from work or an event, and is confiding in you. You think you’re helping, smoothly saying all the right things, but—oh no! Lovey is getting more worked up. Angrier! Sadder! Oops. Jennifer Priem, Ph.D., might be able to help out. She’s a…

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