Monthly Tips

July 2018 – The Paradox of Healing

We humans have a big problem: We have trouble communicating. For the most part we “want” to communicate clearly, listen intently, and be understood. But in the workplace, the community, the household, and the primary relationship, high quality communication doesn’t come easy. We all know this but we fight it everyday. Why? We can banter about various reasons why this happens, but our time is probably better spent …

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June 2018 – More Than Ever: Epidemic Communication Breakdowns

We humans have a big problem: We have trouble communicating. For the most part we “want” to communicate clearly, listen intently, and be understood. But in the workplace, the community, the household, and the primary relationship, high quality communication doesn’t come easy. We all know this but we fight it everyday. Why? We can banter about various reasons why this happens, but our time is probably better spent …

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May 2018 – Healthy Leaders = Productive Leaders

I love bridges. There might be an element of risk involved when crossing a bridge. However, for me the risk is worth it, because the purpose of a bridge is to connect two things that might not otherwise ever get connected — or at least not without a great deal of meandering around. I’m endeavoring to bridge my love and expertise working with two separate groups — high tech professionals whose leaders want teams that trust one another and generate healthy conflict — with workers that have personal goals for health and vibrancy. While not a new concept …

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April 2018 – Two Sides of Healing

I recently decided to talk to my doctor about trying a series of Physical Therapy (PT) treatments to decrease the discomfort I felt walking. She was well aware of my having a childhood event that left me with random weakness in both legs and hips, so she whole-heartedly supported my request. I had a clear goal of learning new ways to stand, sit, and move through space more efficiently and with …

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March 2018 – Body Delicious

One of the many things my body has taught me is that it likes to keep things in balance. When there’s a challenge in one part of the body, every other part is put on notice. Subsequently, the shift or change undulates throughout, so the balance of the whole can be restored. This remarkable, instinctive skill is what makes the body so good at …

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February 2018 – Juices Flowing

We are a society that sits – a lot – and the experts have written piles of articles about how bad this is for our posture, our ultimate comfort, and our frame of mind and attitude. When I examined my patterns, I saw that my work did indeed steer me into a chair with one client after another, so I created an effortless routine to change that… and get the juices flowing!

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January 2018 – Vibrancy at its Best

I have to admit, I have pretty good energy on a regular basis. I awaken quite early every day, and I move right into activity—for me, I enjoy a 90-minute routine of stretching, yoga, and meditation to start each day. Admittedly, however, there are some days when I am drained from the get-go, and I have to alter my routine to accommodate my lack of energy. I look to myself and query “what will it take for me to return to vibrancy?

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December 2017 – Cultivating Metta – 5 Minutes A Day

As you may be aware, metta is often defined as “loving kindness” or a practice of loving kindness. Specifically, loving kindness towards ourselves, towards those we love, those we care about, those we know, those we find difficult, those we do not understand at all. It begins with ourselves. And if we find difficulty with that, practicing loving kindness towards that difficulty. It’s a practice to bring spaciousness. It’s a practice to be connected.

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