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Holiday Mood: Frazzled or Dazzled?
Written by Dr. Romie on Dec 12, 2016
Mind Tags: Work-Life BalanceStresspeaceMindful Livinginner peace

Do the holidays bring out the "B" word? 
Busy.
Or perhaps we have just moved on to beyond-busy where sleep and sanity are optional?

I'm wrapping up months of cross-country travel for speaking, counseling clients in the clinic, and behind on sending out holiday gifts to clients. Going to gentle yoga class before holiday shopping yesterday tamed the "B" for all of 77 minutes. I was rather proud that I strategically stuffed two and a half shopping carts worth of Christmas decorations, packaging, and groceries into one cart.
The cashier decided instead to crown me one of the "Crazy Christmas Ladies" of Aisle 13 at Target yesterday. 

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Happy Thanksgiving: Choose Peace
Written by Dr. Romie on Nov 23, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: StressSelf-EmpowermentmindfulnessMindful Livinggratitudecompassioncommunication

Happy Thanksgiving.  It seems like in a blink of an eye we set New Year's intentions together and we are now recovering from post-election stress. Are you traveling for Thanksgiving this week? I have had many clients in clinic and friends calling to ask me how to avoid conflict this year at holiday gatherings.  My answer may sound simple, but it is powerful:
Choose Peace 

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Finding Love In Post-Election Fear
Written by Dr. Romie on Nov 21, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: Stresspresidential electionpost election stresslove

"A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love"

- A Course In Miracles

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Presidential Election Hangover: Healing Our Nation
Written by Dr. Romie on Nov 9, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: compassionmindfulnessStressstress responsepresidential election

How well did you sleep last night?  

Many members of our global mindful living community were up late watching the drama of the U.S. Presidential election unfold well past our bedtimes.  There are scores of pundits dissecting the results; I am more interested in dissecting the process of how we start to heal.

Roughly one-half of our nation is celebrating that their candidate is now president-elect while the other half of the nation this is mourning the loss of their party.  Then there are the Americans who decided not to engage in the process at all.


It doesn’t matter what camp you fall under, we all suffered.  Research shows that more half of us (from all political parties) were suffering stress-related symptoms.

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Mindful Secret to Communication
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 6, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: compassionmindfulnessMindset Mattersspeakermindful leadershipcommunication

Do you feel heard?

As I tour the country giving lectures on mindful leadership practices to corporate clients, I hear a similar struggle about communication in the workplace.  Daily meetings feel like a verbal battle to express your thoughts. You may leave a company meeting or sales call feeling uncertain if any one heard you, remembered your pitch, or even wanted to be present.

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