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Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 20, 2017
Mind-body Medicine Tags: stress responsestress managementStressmindfulnessExerciseenergybreatheBrainpower


I find my high-performing executive clients and I share a similar struggle.  Balancing meetings, travel, and some semblance of a personal life can drain our energy reserves.  How about you?

Are you drinking several cups to a pot of coffee but still not quite feeling energized? Why does that happen?

When we're consuming large amounts of caffeine, we get a temporary high and focus and then crash really hard. Consuming excess amounts of caffeine boosts our inflammatory chemicals in the body and the brain. We tend to crave sugars, have difficulty focusing, and it just fuels the busy brain problem all over again. If our coffee is sweetened with sugary flavors, we experience the sugar high and crash much more quickly. It is okay; I am not here to judge, I am stoked that Pumpkin Spice lattes are back in season.

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Healing Post-Hurricane Stress & Where to Donate Locally for Hurricane Irma
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 14, 2017
Mindful Living Tags: stress managementStressPTSD after natural disasterOrlandoStrongOrlandoHurricane Irmacompassioncommunity
Photo: Background picture courtesy of NOAA

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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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