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BOTTLED BRAIN POWER?
Written by Dr. Romie on Oct 7, 2013
Mind-body Medicine Tags: NutritionHealthBrainpower
Photo: by Adrianne Jeffries

WHAT KIND OF WATER DO YOU DRINK?
Tap water? Bottled water? Plastic or glass? Has the bottled water undergone reverse osmosis? Do you have one of those fancy several thousand dollar machines in your home to do some sort of magic to your water? Alkaline? Distilled? Spring?  Are you as confused as I am?  

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LEFT BRAIN SYNDROME
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 26, 2013
Mind Tags: mindfulnessMindBrain
Photo: Image by Sheila Connolly

Disclaimer:  This is not a scientific article.   In my years of studying neuroanatomy and neurology, there wasn’t an official diagnosis of left brain syndrome.  But for many years I got stuck in a mind-rut that there should have been.  Mind-rut?  Oh come on, I know I am not the only type-A personality/professional woman that gets into this position of mind-rut.  My mind gets stuck in analysis until the point in my mind is in paralysis.  Then another thought or word comes in to unlock the paralysis, and the analysis starts all over again.  

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I AM. YOU ARE. WE ARE ALL MISS AMERICA.
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 20, 2013
Mindful Living Tags: Self-EmpowermentConfidence
Photo: Bruce Vartan Boyajian / The Miss America Organization

My intention for adding the title “Beauty” to my blog and brand was truly about my long (and sometimes painful) journey to look inside of my heart, to find my authentic Romie voice, and to continue to seek a deeper spirituality.  

It may seem “off message” to be talking about a beauty pageant.  This may or may not surprise you, but I grew up watching Miss America and other beauty pageants on television.  I have a couple of dear girlfriends that are past pageant queens, and their true beauty lies in their hearts of gold.   I am not here to bash the pageant industry, but I honestly didn’t think I would ever blog about it, until this week.

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DRINK UP: YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 16, 2013
Mind-body Medicine Tags: NutritionWeight Loss
Photo: http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/09/12/new-campaign-water-you-are-what-you-drink/

Unfortunately, an important message can get lost when it is promoted by a bipartisan government to a largely divided and polarized country.  Last week the First Lady, Michelle Obama, along with the Partnership For a Healthier America officially launched the “Drink Up” campaign.   Per the official press release, the explanation behind the initiative is: “The effort brings together more than a dozen organizations committed to encouraging everyone to drink more water more often.

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DECLUTTER YOUR SPACE. DECLUTTER YOUR MIND.
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 11, 2013
Mind Tags: Work-Life BalancemindfulnessMind
Photo: Eric Floyd http://www.flickr.com/photos/25842616@N08/

I personally learned (the hard way) that once I decluttered my space, I connected to a peace of mind.  Often when the word “clutter” is mentioned we get images of hoarders in our minds: rooms filled with animals, rotting pizza boxes, and junkyard treasures. When I use the word clutter, I’m referring to the “stuff” and "things" in our homes that has accumulated that may no longer be serving a purpose.

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