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6 Mindful Hacks to Avoiding Summer Stress
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 1, 2017
Mind Tags: Work-Life Balancestress responseStressSelf-EmpowermentMindful Living

Is the start summer holiday season feeling like a hot mess with stress?
Holiday long weekends, barbecues, and family reunions bring a mixture of joy, food, & sometimes added drama, trauma and stress.

With children out of school, work and home can become a bigger juggling act.  Do the lines at the theme parks, movie theaters, and restaurants seem a little longer, hotter, and unmanageable?  

I had to be reminded to rest and take a break this week while traveling with a corporate client in South Carolina.  

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Log On. Rise Up. My Birthday Wish for All My Sisters
Written by Dr. Romie on May 23, 2017
Mindful Living Tags: World Pulsewomens healthSelf-Empowermentpost election stress

I know what it feels like to question if I may wake up breathing again.  Every morning I am awakened by my four-legged alarm clock, Rahja.  His doggy breath and pawing at the side of my bed means it is time reach over to pet him while being mindful and give gratitude for the first conscious breath I take each morning.   Every week this morning, as I sat connected to breath,  I contemplate how to age mindfully. Will you join me in my Birthday celebration?  

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Kindness Is Not Extinct: Loving-Kindness Meditation
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 25, 2017
Mindful Living Tags: Self-EmpowermentmindfulnessMeditationcompassion

Do you sometimes wonder if kindness is slowing becoming extinct in your community, our country or our world

I am often asked by clients and audience members, "how can I hold a positive intention for myself or for others?" 

Today given all that is unfolding in our world, I thought it was a gift to be able to share one of my favorite mindfulness-based practices.

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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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Mind Hacks to Overcome A Sugar Addiction
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 23, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: emotional eatingIntegrative NutritionMind-Body MedicineSelf-EmpowermentStressWeight Loss

Did you just polish off a bag of potato chips and now you are trying to scoop out the crumbs? That pastry didn't really taste that great, but you could not stop eating. Busted. Guilt overtakes your mind. Guilt is followed by shame which triggered another round of eating for comfort.

This is your brain on the one drug that is not outlawed, regulated or even recognized for its dangerous power of addiction. This drug is sugar

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