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What Leads Someone To Commit Suicide? Conversations to Have With Children & Loved Ones About Suicide
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 8, 2018
Mind Tags: depressionintegrative medicinemental healthMind-Body Medicinesuicide
Photo: Images of Kate Spade (Kate Valentine) and Anthony Bourdain courtesy of Getty Images

WHAT CAUSES SOMEONE TO COMMIT SUICIDE?

We cannot know a public figure's private battle they are having with their soul. Social media & television creates a distorted reality of public figures. We cannot understand the individual battles or suffering of anyone's soul.  

The devastating news last week of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain committing suicide individuals shines a light on the dark truth of depression, mental health disorders, and suicide. 

Their tragic and shocking death leaves all of us behind who can relate to their brands feeling collective suffering while asking the question, why? 

 

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Meditate Together, Move Forward in Success Together: Corporate Meditation & Mindfulness at Evolution Hospitality
Written by Dr. Romie on May 18, 2018
Mind Tags: power of pausemindfulnessmindful leadershipevolution hospitalitycorporate meditationchief wellness officer

CHIEF WELLNESS OFFICER

I've had the honor to be named as a consultant Chief Wellness Officer at Evolution Hospitality. I will be working with the leadership team to guide wellness initiatives to their almost 5500 employees at corporate headquarters, and throughout 50 other hotels all over the United States that they help to manage. How inspiring is this idea that allows me the ability to bring principles of mindfulness, meditation, and integrative medicine together for an entire company?  Evolution Hospitality (Evo) is founded on a culture is focused on its team members through their guiding people-driven culture  The goal is to help every employee be the best version of themselves, personally and professionally.  

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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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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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