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5 Ways to De-stress & Stay That Way
Written by Dr. Romie on Feb 24, 2017
Mind Tags: Meditationmindful leadershipmindfulnessStressstress responsestress management

* NOTE: This article originally appeared on LinkedIn in an interview with Jeanne Thompson, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments

Some days it doesn’t take much to feel stressed out: a horrible morning commute, a hectic day at work, arriving home in the evening to find breakfast dishes still in the sink and dinner left to cook. You realize that it will be hours before you are able to kick back and relax. So much to do–and so little time. And it can feel impossible to de-stress, be mindful and find the calm that’s key to being the real you: productive, creative and innovative.

 

 

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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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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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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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Finding Love In Post-Election Fear
Written by Dr. Romie on Nov 21, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: Stresspresidential electionpost election stresslove

"A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love"

- A Course In Miracles

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