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Keeping Peace In the New Year
Written by Dr. Romie on Jan 12, 2017
Mind Tags: inner peaceMeditationMindful Livingnew years resolutionspeaceSpiritualityStress

Happy New Year to the peacemakers in our global, mindful, living community.  

When we last connected around the New Year, we were speaking about setting powerful intentions to have peace and success in our minds, health, and lives at the start of 2017.  

Ten days into the New Year, how is that coming along for you?

Last Tuesday, my business year started, and I felt like a bullet-speed train ready to derail if one more task got added to my to-do list in Asana.  As I boarded a plane for San Francisco Thursday, I pondered - what does it take to hold on to inner peace once we get a glimpse?

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Let Go of 2016: Intentional Living in 2017
Written by Dr. Romie on Dec 30, 2016
Mind Tags: inner peaceintention settingintentional livingintentionsMindful Livingnew years resolutions

“Setting intentions means to set a goal that is alignment with our spirit. To live intentionally and mindfully, we start with a positive intention.”   Dr. Romie

My heart is full of gratitude that you shared your journey with me this past year. We may have met  online, at one of my speaking engagements, through Twitter, or through individual counseling.

I hold the intention that you have moved forward in your journey towards health, happiness and connecting to hope this past year.  

Have you had challenging moments, loss, or unexpected and uncomfortable shifts?  You are not alone.

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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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3 Steps to Setting a Positive Intention
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 14, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: hopeinner peacemindfulnessMindset Mattersintention settingintentional living

An intention is taking the words or direction of your soul and putting your soul's request out into to the Universe. 

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How to Find Peace In a Time of Shock & Horror
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 22, 2015
Mindful Living Tags: compassionPrayerpeaceinner peace
Photo: New York Daily News

As most of us start our work week this Monday, my heart is still heavy with grief. I am thinking of our brothers and sisters in Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, who were gunned down while sitting in peace and love during their weekly Bible study.

In 1999, I moved to Charleston, South Carolina to complete my four-year neurology residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Despite these palpable racial tensions, I could never imagine such a horrific act of terror occurring in the form of a hate crime. A house of worship is a sacred place meant to celebrate life, not destroy lives.

Over the last few days, I watched along with the rest of our nation as details of the horrible night unfolded.  When my prayer of love was published in the Huffington Post, I received several emails asking the same questions.  

"How can I help, when I feel helpless?"
"How can I feel peaceful again after watching horror unfold?"

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