3 Part Breath – Mindfulness exercise

Anxiety Coping Skills: Finding Mindfulness in 3 breaths It seems like everyone is looking for anxiety coping skills and there have been so many articles on mindfulness lately, including this one from Forbes. While it seems to be “all the rage” right now, what does it mean for you and me? I’ve heard we “should”…

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Change is hard! (or is it?)

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change”.  It’s a very famous quote by Wayne Dyer – and yet, it seems that sometimes when we hear things over and over again, we lose the meaning. What does this mean to you?  The inspiration really came home to me on…

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The Power to Change Your Life

Over the weekend, our family gathered in Blacksburg, Virginia for our son Gregory’s graduation from Virginia Tech.  I was overcome with emotions as he received his Honors diploma from the College of Architecture.  I am so incredibly proud of Greg and our daughter Crissi, who graduated magna cum laude 4 years ago from the University…

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How to reduce stress naturally

How to Reduce Stress Naturally Of the many ways I teach how to reduce stress is one of the easiest:  to yawn. Yes! to yawn. When you yawn, you are stimulating the vagus nerve, which starts in the brainstem and goes all the way down through the tongue, vocal chords, heart, lungs, and other internal…

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Scientifically-Backed Ways To Reduce Stress & Anxiety

We are all looking for ways to reduce stress.  Many times when I see a headline like this, I am disappointed because they don’t mention self hypnosis. But this one does! This great article from Huffington Post doesn’t mention hypnosis till #14 (and of course I would move it up to #1!), but they link…

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How to get rid of anxiety naturally

​Get rid of anxiety naturally A friend of mine, who just spent the weekend with her almost 3 year old granddaughter , shared with me her concerns that she is too “plugged in” with electronics. I see this as a troubling trend – I believe that there is a correlation between being constantly being plugged…

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