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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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How to Connect to Hope
Written by Dr. Romie on Feb 2, 2016
Mind Tags: SpiritualitySelf-EmpowermentMindful LivinghopeConfidence

Have you lost hope in your life?  Maybe you have lost that light of hope to succeed in your business?  Or perhaps you are not sure there is hope for you to find your soulmate.  You may not be sure if there is hope for healing from your health issues?

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A Prayer For Peace
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 25, 2015
Mindful Living Tags: SpiritualityPrayerpeacemantra

A Prayer of Peace

"May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where are you meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. 
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love.
It is there for each and every one of us."
-Author Unknown


This is one of my favorite prayers given to me by a great yoga teacher in a small town in Arizona where I used to live. I was going through a difficult transition deciding whether to leave traditional medicine. He read this prayer at the end of his class, and I have had it on my refrigerator ever since. (that was in 2012). To this day, I don't know if Mike realizes how sharing a prayer that brought him peace gave me comfort.  You never know how you will touch someone's life today.

Connect to your sense of inner peace and pass that on to whomever you encounter.

With a heartfelt prayer of peace,

Dr. Romie


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Take A Leap of Faith
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 8, 2015
Mindful Living Tags: Mindful LivingSelf-EmpowermentSpirituality

This week, let our #MindfulMonday Mantra be: “TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH.” 

Have you been pushing so hard to achieve a goal, that you have lost sight of how far you have come? Or may you think you haven’t even started towards realizing your dreams or life purpose. I didn’t realize this had happened to me until I was in Hawaii two weeks ago with one of my spiritual teachers, Alan Cohen.   

It had been 18 months since I had seen him last when I played the spiritual game of sitting in the “Chair of Illumination”.  I call it a game because I didn’t believe how powerful setting intentions was at that time.  I simply took a breath and answered the following question,

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Is There Science Behind Our Intuition?
Written by Dr. Romie on Oct 1, 2014
Mindful Living Tags: SpiritualityMindset MattersmindfulnessMindful Living


How would a left-brained doctor define intuition? I hear this question often after people watch my TEDx talk discussing connecting to the inner soul compass, or our intuitive self. Intuition is defined as knowledge or wisdom that inherently is present in a person without the use of reasoning, analysis or judgement.

A modern day psychology theory discussed by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Blink, modern day psychology defines intuition to encompass the ability to know valid solutions to problems and quick decision-making skills based on experience.  

Why is being in tune with our intuitive selves so important, especially in modern times? In today’s society, it is critical to return to our intuition because we are surrounded by distractions that can mask our inner wisdom. Examples of these distractions are social media, the internet, smartphones, and chronic sleep deprivation.  When we are not in touch with our intuition, we are often led down a path in life we would not have chosen for ourselves in our careers, matters of health and relationships.

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