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Mindset Secrets of Female Leaders
Written by Dr. Romie on Mar 8, 2018
Mind Tags: emotional resiliencefemale physicianmindful leadershipstress managementwomen leaderswomens health

I entered neurology at a time when less than five percent of neurologists were women.  I knew very quickly to keep my head down, heels high, and stay laser focused.  The truth of the matter was that most days I felt overwhelmed and lonely trying to keep up with the 80-90 hour weeks.  
 
The fashion in our closets, the men we date, and our hairstyles have may have changed over the years. One situation has remained on course — for the majority of us working women in the United States isolation in leadership positions in the workplace remains. The number of women in senior leadership positions remains at 10-14% depending on the industry; a statistic has not shifted in 15 years.

Today, we are standing in the midst of the unprecedented movement about the role of women in the workplace.  Rooted in the critical conversations around the #metoo and #timesup movements, the tide is shifting to help heal and empower women.   

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Embrace Imperfect: Drama-Free Thanksgiving
Written by Dr. Romie on Nov 22, 2017
Mindful Living Tags: ThanksgivingrelationshipsmindfulnessMindful Livingcommunication

I am going to get real; you are not receiving a staged photograph of a perfectly healthy, low-calorie, low-taste “perfect Thanksgiving” meal from my family.  Of course, producing an anti-inflammatory foods filled menu would be “on-brand,” but it ain’t real.

There are enough health and wellness blogs and experts pressuring us with an #Instaworthy photograph of a paleo or vegan Thanksgiving meal all perfectly placed on fine china. This does not happen with our family, how about you?

I want to discuss the state of your mind, spirit, and relationships as we start the holiday season.  Is it possible to survive without all of the drama, trauma, and craziness?

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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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Busy Brain Meditation: 5 Simple Steps to Start a Home Meditation Practice
Written by Dr. Romie on Oct 5, 2017
Mind Tags: stress managementsleepmindfulnessmindful leadershipMeditationinflammation

DO YOU HAVE A BUSY BRAIN?

So let's start with what I call the ‘busy brain.’  When we are in the busy brain state, we can find ourselves overthinking, and in the situation of, "I can't shut my thoughts off at night."

I would like to introduce you to my simple mindful prescription that I have been teaching to corporate clients all over the United States. This practice is based on brain science, psychology, and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. I include a simple five-step meditation practice that anyone can start at home. The goal of this practice is to reduce stress levels, improve sleep, and feel more focused during your work day.

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Beat the Brain Marathon: Natural Ways to Shut Down Racing Thoughts
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 27, 2017
Mind-body Medicine Tags: stress responsestress managementStressspeakersleepRelaxation ResponseMind-Body MedicineMindexecutive health coachingBrain

ARE YOUR THOUGHTS RUNNING A MARATHON RACE IN YOUR BRAIN AS YOU TRY TO FALL ASLEEP? 

We've all been there from time to time, right? If we've had a really busy day at work or an emotionally charged day, we just can't shut off our thoughts before bedtime. That's a normal response. However, if this is happening frequently and you're wondering, “What do I do now? Am I driving myself insane?” Let it be known, help is on the way. My goal today is to help you connect to calm and fall asleep.

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