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Embrace Imperfect: Drama-Free Thanksgiving
Written by Dr. Romie on Nov 22, 2017
Mindful Living Tags: ThanksgivingrelationshipsmindfulnessMindful Livingcommunication

I am going to get real; you are not receiving a staged photograph of a perfectly healthy, low-calorie, low-taste “perfect Thanksgiving” meal from my family.  Of course, producing an anti-inflammatory foods filled menu would be “on-brand,” but it ain’t real.

There are enough health and wellness blogs and experts pressuring us with an #Instaworthy photograph of a paleo or vegan Thanksgiving meal all perfectly placed on fine china. This does not happen with our family, how about you?

I want to discuss the state of your mind, spirit, and relationships as we start the holiday season.  Is it possible to survive without all of the drama, trauma, and craziness?

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4 Mindful & Easy Tips for Happiness at Work
Written by Dr. Romie on Nov 8, 2017
Mind Tags: Work-Life Balancestress managementmindfulnessmindful leadershipMindmental healthjoyinner peacehappiness

What would make you happy today? 
Leaving your work at the office this weekend?
Opening that bottle of Rose?  
Achieving your 4th quarter sales goals early?
Planning a well-deserved vacation?

What if the answer to happiness was not in any of these kinds of desires, and something much more simple?   In the following article I will discuss the mindfulness-based techniques backed by neuroscience and psychology that you can start today for a happier workplace.

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Busy Brain Meditation: 5 Simple Steps to Start a Home Meditation Practice
Written by Dr. Romie on Oct 5, 2017
Mind Tags: stress managementsleepmindfulnessmindful leadershipMeditationinflammation

DO YOU HAVE A BUSY BRAIN?

So let's start with what I call the ‘busy brain.’  When we are in the busy brain state, we can find ourselves overthinking, and in the situation of, "I can't shut my thoughts off at night."

I would like to introduce you to my simple mindful prescription that I have been teaching to corporate clients all over the United States. This practice is based on brain science, psychology, and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. I include a simple five-step meditation practice that anyone can start at home. The goal of this practice is to reduce stress levels, improve sleep, and feel more focused during your work day.

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Beat the Brain Marathon: Natural Ways to Shut Down Racing Thoughts
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 27, 2017
Mind-body Medicine Tags: stress responsestress managementStressspeakersleepRelaxation ResponseMind-Body MedicineMindexecutive health coachingBrain

ARE YOUR THOUGHTS RUNNING A MARATHON RACE IN YOUR BRAIN AS YOU TRY TO FALL ASLEEP? 

We've all been there from time to time, right? If we've had a really busy day at work or an emotionally charged day, we just can't shut off our thoughts before bedtime. That's a normal response. However, if this is happening frequently and you're wondering, “What do I do now? Am I driving myself insane?” Let it be known, help is on the way. My goal today is to help you connect to calm and fall asleep.

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5 TIPS TO BOOST ENERGY & BRAIN POWER NATURALLY
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 20, 2017
Mind-body Medicine Tags: stress responsestress managementStressmindfulnessExerciseenergybreatheBrainpower

WHY DO YOU HAVE LOW ENERGY WHEN YOU ARE CHUGGING CAFFEINE?

I find my high-performing executive clients and I share a similar struggle.  Balancing meetings, travel, and some semblance of a personal life can drain our energy reserves.  How about you?

Are you drinking several cups to a pot of coffee but still not quite feeling energized? Why does that happen?

When we're consuming large amounts of caffeine, we get a temporary high and focus and then crash really hard. Consuming excess amounts of caffeine boosts our inflammatory chemicals in the body and the brain. We tend to crave sugars, have difficulty focusing, and it just fuels the busy brain problem all over again. If our coffee is sweetened with sugary flavors, we experience the sugar high and crash much more quickly. It is okay; I am not here to judge, I am stoked that Pumpkin Spice lattes are back in season.

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