Stress Management – Part 2 of 3: Mindset and Moving

“Whether you think you can, or can’t, you are right.” Henry Ford Our best chance of success in managing and reducing stress is first understanding that our mindset is everything. We are complex beings layered with years of beliefs, values, identities, inborn traits, thoughts, habits, routines, and rules that make up who we think we …

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I planned some time alone at the end summer to write and reflect. Spending time alone is beautiful concept that I rarely experience and often romanticize. When I arrived at our island cottage, it seemed extra quiet without the usual buzz of family & friends. I proceeded to make myself busy, doing all the things …

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Can’t stop the waves

We can train our minds to become stronger than our emotions. A fav quote from the creator of the Mindfulness-based stress reduction program, Jon Kabat-Zinn illustrates this beautifully. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Life just keeps unfolding as it will, despite your preferences. With greater self-awareness, we can all …

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