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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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Simple Steps to Reduce Holiday Stress
Written by Dr. Romie on Dec 14, 2015
Mind Tags: BrainhappinessjoyMindStress

My clinic and virtual counseling and coaching client sessions are not only full, but are centered around one theme these last two weeks. Holiday stress. Are you feeling so stressed right now, that you are not even sure you have time to read this article? Take a moment, pause, and give this gift to yourself. You can have a holiday season full of dazzle instead of frazzle. 

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4 Brain Secrets for Happiness
Written by Dr. Romie on Oct 5, 2015
Mind Tags: MindjoyhappinessgratitudeBrain

What are the four secrets to wire your brain for happiness?

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What if I am NOT Happy for the Holidays?
Written by Dr. Romie on Dec 24, 2014
Mind Tags: depressionjoyMindful Livingmindfulness

What if you are NOT happy for the holidays?
There is a mistaken belief that when you practice yoga or meditation regularly, you walk around "feeling zen" at all times. No matter what happens you sprinkle pixie dust on the situation, giggle, and recite a Sanskrit mantra to make it go away.
This is not reality. 
This is not mindful living.
Mindfulness is being present in the current moment.

What about if in this present moment you are feeling sad, grief, lonely, angry or full of fear?

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Yoga Heals: Tales From Yoga Teacher Training
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 15, 2014
Mind-body Medicine Tags: joySelf-EmpowermentYoga
Photo: Dollar Stock Images

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.

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