Join me every Tuesday as I share my yoga teacher training tales as an insider in the 200 hour RYT teacher training at Guruv Yoga Studio, under the guidance of Tymi Howard.
This past weekend a wave of self-pity started to drown me. I know first-hand that when our minds are tuned to a negative frequency, our bodies will soon respond with deteriorating health symptoms. The self-pity stemmed from the fact that I realized I am 40 days away from turning 40. I’d love to tell you that I am mindfully accepting my aging process with grace, but I am having moments when I am struggling with self-doubt. I drove to yoga teacher training in a flood of tears and negative emotions, including “I’m too old to be doing this” followed by a feeling of fatigue that just washed over me.
What does this have to do with yoga teacher training? I’ve not been in the studio for a couple of weeks because I’ve been tired. But sitting on the yoga mat, I realized that the fatigue was coming from feeling down about my age. A negative and distracted mind harbors self-doubt, worry, fear, and anxiety.
Let our mindful mantra this week be: “I choose peace over panic.”
Do you ever feel like your day is controlling you, even if everything was scheduled perfectly on your Google calendar? Last week I launched my first national online program, “Heal Your Headaches.” Despite months of careful planning, with just hours to go before the first live broadcast everything started to malfunction technically. I mean everything- the “top of the line” program used to host webinars, my wireless internet connection, software on my laptop, and most importantly my mind.
With each minute on hold for technical support, my panic levels were rising. I could feel every muscle of my neck and shoulders tighten up and a massive tension headache coming on. As the headache set in, my voice was becoming more rapid and tense. How could I soothe others who suffer from headaches in this state?
When people hear me speak or read my blog, I get often get asked, where do these mindful mantras come from? My real life. I try to take mindfulness from my meditation mat into daily living. And like meditation, it is a practice. Our minds can be a sponge for negative emotions and thoughts. A mantra is a phrase or affirmation. Repeating these positive phrases can not only elevate the mood, but also change our perspective on how we cope with external circumstances.
Can you imagine letting go of stress and anxiety and feeling a sense of relief or inner peace? I am a neurologist with expertise in mind-body medicine physician. After years in traditional medicine, I have seen clients over-stressed which results in physical and mental illness like heart disease, depression, chronic pain, headaches or migraines, lost time with family, loss of income, divorce.
I empower busy professionals to find work-life balance by teaching the science behind mindful living. If you haven't noticed, the hot topic that everyone is talking about is "mindfulness". As our lives and careers become more chaotic, we seem to have lost connection to ourselves and our families. Mindful living helps to address this issue. With my background in neurology, I have an understanding of how the brain works. I have designed programs revolving around the science behind mindfulness proving that stress reduction techniques can help people cope with chronic disease, reduce stress, increase happiness, and connect to inner peace.
I work with individual clients as a certified health and wellness life coach at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando, FL as well as work with clients from all over the country virtually.
I speak to corporate audiences, women's groups, and non-profit organizations through keynote lectures, workshops, and retreats.Read More
Do migraine or tension headaches cause you to lose valuable time in your life? Have you missed days at work because of your headaches? Or did you have to miss an important event in your life because you couldn’t get your headaches under control?
I want to help you heal your headaches, holistically. In April, I am launching a 6 week educational seminar online that will help you get the answers you have been searching for. As a neurologist and mind-body medicine physician, I have the expertise to discuss both traditional and holistic methods to treat headaches. I have spent over 10 years counseling thousands of patients on headaches, and now I want to share this knowledge with you. We will be discussing if your headaches are due to migraines or stress. We will discuss various over the counter, prescription, and holistic and natural treatments of headaches. I will teach you how to get your doctor to listen to you about your headaches so you can get the evaluation and treatment you need.
For less the price of one doctor's office visit, you can join me live as I lead you through a step by step journey on healing your headaches holistically- mind, body, and spirit. Take control of your life back from headaches: www.healyourheadaches.com
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*Please note this is an educational seminar and not meant to take the place of a proper medical evaluation by your physician.
This week, let our mantra be: “I Nourish My Body”
I have a passion for dark chocolate. The fact that there are dozens of medical studies proving the benefits of dark chocolate used to help me rationalize my addiction. This is a prime example of how we justify something is “healthy,” and then we just consume it mindlessly.
I used to be surrounded by enablers. In one of my previous jobs, my nurses knew to keep a stash of chocolate around for every possible unplanned event that disrupted the day: adding extra patients to clinic was equal to one piece of delicious chocolate per patient. Administrative duties equaled allowing Dr. Romie to eat chocolate until the unpleasant activity was finished. Mindless chocolate consumption for four years in that job led to an increase of four dress sizes.
Why is it that “we know better, but don’t do better?” Yes, there are now brain scan studies that show there are addiction centers in the brain that light up with chocolate or carbohydrates-similar to drugs like cocaine. But I did not want to let these facts continue to enable my behavior. We can’t change our eating patterns until we change our thought and emotional patterns.