Health Professionals

Be Like Fred

by Donna Torney on December 2, 2016 · 0 comments

In Dickens’ timeless Christmas Carol we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a joyless bachelor who just can’t seem to muster one drop of generosity for any being on earth, not even his amiable nephew, Fred.  In spite of Ebenezer’s outright hostile response to his nephew’s invitation to Christmas dinner, Fred remains steadfast in his kindness toward his uncle. Let’s all try to […]

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Coping with the Holidays in Recovery

by Donna Torney on November 23, 2016 · 0 comments

Thanks to Constance Ray from Recovery Well for this informative guest post! 4 Tips for Keeping the Holidays Civil to Beat Stress The holiday season is a time for celebration, fun, and food. Unfortunately, it is also a time for family members to come together and discuss sensitive issues such as politics, beliefs, religion, and other dangerous conversational […]

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Plan.  Come back to now.  Plan.  Come back to now. focus on something pleasant.  One small, likable thing, Before you once again plan, and again come back to now. Why bother coming back to now?  Now, full of imperfection, distraction, uncertainty, worry? Because now is the only place to heal.  The only place. Plan, remember, […]

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A friend of mine says she makes a habit of surrounding herself with good people.  By “good” she means people who support her,  bring out the best in her, and wish her well, people who in turn appreciate and respect her opinions and friendship.    It seems like a simple idea but when she told […]

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New seasons, new schedules, and too many details can very easily take us out of the here and now and into the unknown “there and someday.”  You know you are there if you are overusing these sentence stems:   “What if I can’t… What if we don’t…. and then what… how will we afford, what […]

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 There’s no way around it.  It’s difficult to be in the present moment if you don’t pay attention to your physical needs – including movement.  You and your child need not be a part of an organized team to enjoy moving your body. Studies show that physical exercise increases cognitive functioning, including improving memory and […]

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While you go about your Saturday chores, try scheduling in pleasant events.  We don’t think twice about putting the upcoming dentist appointment or routine car repair in our calendar, but we often leave pleasant events up to chance. Try this:  Today, go through your calendar and schedule in a pleasant event every day through the […]

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By Jane Weston, www.owlcoachingandconsulting.com Engaging in a mini-ritual for fall is an effective seasonal transition.  Implementing such a practice can not only help in proactively moving us forward toward a new goal or mindful practice, but will also help us savor the new season. Try This: When considering implementing a new ritual, consider something simple.  Keep […]

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How much to pack into the stream of life?

by Donna Torney on September 7, 2016 · 0 comments

Dan Siegal talks about the “river of wellness.”  On one bank we have rigidity.  This is behavior that is inflexible, guarded, unforgiving.  On the other bank we have It’s hard to swim in the middle of the river if we try to pack too much into the stream of life.  Too much activity can cause […]

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Hold on to your summer mellow

by Donna Torney on September 6, 2016 · 0 comments

 Don’t let the busy fall season and the upcoming holidays harsh your summer mellow.  Keep it going with ten minutes of  Mindfulness Daily.    

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