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Why Positive Thinking Fails: What to Do Instead
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 15, 2016
Mind Tags: intention settingintentional livingintentionsMindmindfulnessMindset Matters

My opening and closing statements of every lecture are:

“Your mind is strong medicine, choose a positive thought.”  

This meme is the most retweeted, shared, and favorite quote on social media every month.
This is the motto I personally live by, the motto by which I run my business, and the intention that carries me through healing my clients.

As I delve further into research for my upcoming book and signature corporate lectures, I am discovering that positive thinking alone has not been working for many of my clients.

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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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Are You A Drama Queen (or King)?
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 20, 2015
Mind Tags: Self-EmpowermentmindfulnessMindemotional resilience

Have you been accused of being a drama queen? Your emotions live on a roller coaster zooming between ecstatic elation and dreary gloom. It is a given that you cry at romantic comedy movies, and your relationships mimic the theatrics displayed by the Real Housewives.  

New brain research finds that your inherited genetic tendencies from your parents may be partly to blame.

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How To Survive #DigitalDetox on Vacation
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 15, 2015
Mindful Living Tags: BrainMindMindful LivingDigital Detox

I have a dirty digital confession: I failed the #DigitalDetox I preach.  

Last month I was gifted the opportunity to take a well-needed break on the beautiful islands of Hawaii.   It was one of the first prolonged breaks I have taken since I started on this journey as a solo-entrepreneur.  I proudly and quickly announced that I was scheduling a few social media posts, but otherwise checking out.  My digital detox lasted for the duration of the flights from Orlando to Kona and promptly ended prior to my iPhone reaching baggage claim.

I completely failed my attempt at digital detox while I was on vacation last month.  Failure is such a harsh word, but I was in Hawaii at a spiritual retreat. I would wake up when you are at 3 am and start checking email, my twitterfeed  (yes that is really me responding), there is a problem. It is difficult to admit because I regularly recommend digital detox to our entire global mindful living community.

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