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Stop Trying to Escape Your Life

The other day my friend told me her family goes on “adventures” not “vacations.” “Vacations,” she said, “makes it sound like we are vacating our life.” The concept struck me powerfully. How often are…


Death to Multitasking

I love going to Mexico. For every task, there is a “guy” who does it. They do not have jack-of-all-trades handymen. If you are working on your house, you do not call one person, but have to contact a …


5 Ways to Mindfully Prepare for Fall

Ready or not, autumn is coming. While autumn is a beautiful season full of crisp air, gorgeous leaf-scapes, cider donuts and apple harvests, the end of summer can always be a little melancholy. Vacati…


5 Tips to Help You Live in the Present Moment

It seems as if more and more people are talking about the importance of staying “present” these days. For the longest time, I really didn’t have any idea what that meant. Of course I’m present! I’m…


How Caretakers Can Conquer Compassion Fatigue

Burnout is something familiar to most workers, at least once in their lifetimes. The feeling of being “worked to the bone,” overly fatigued, and as if each day is a monotonous grind with nary an end i…


Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Stress

As the pace of life seems to be constantly accelerating, it’s all too easy to fall prey to the ravages of stress on our physical and emotional wellbeing. But did you know that something as easy as pra…


How Texting Actually Affects Your Body

How much time do you spend texting? According to Pew Research Center, almost three quarters of cell phone users text on a regular basis. A typical 18-24 year old sends/receives an average of 50 texts …


5 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Could Make Your Life Better

During my college years, I stumbled across a weekly mindfulness meditation meeting near my apartment. I decided to drop by a session, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I made during my…


4 Specific Ways I Practice Mindfulness

A growing body of scientific research indicates that living a "mindful" life is very good for one's emotional and mental health. But what exactly does that mean? Psychology Today says that “mindful…


7 Common Stressors That Could Harm Your Health

There's no debate -- when your body is stressed, it just doesn't function properly. The trouble is, a surprising amount of everyday activities have the tendency to rack up your stress levels --sometim…


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