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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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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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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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Presidential Election Hangover: Healing Our Nation
Written by Dr. Romie on Nov 9, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: compassionmindfulnessStressstress responsepresidential election

How well did you sleep last night?  

Many members of our global mindful living community were up late watching the drama of the U.S. Presidential election unfold well past our bedtimes.  There are scores of pundits dissecting the results; I am more interested in dissecting the process of how we start to heal.

Roughly one-half of our nation is celebrating that their candidate is now president-elect while the other half of the nation this is mourning the loss of their party.  Then there are the Americans who decided not to engage in the process at all.


It doesn’t matter what camp you fall under, we all suffered.  Research shows that more half of us (from all political parties) were suffering stress-related symptoms.

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Mindful Secret to Communication
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 6, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: compassionmindfulnessMindset Mattersspeakermindful leadershipcommunication

Do you feel heard?

As I tour the country giving lectures on mindful leadership practices to corporate clients, I hear a similar struggle about communication in the workplace.  Daily meetings feel like a verbal battle to express your thoughts. You may leave a company meeting or sales call feeling uncertain if any one heard you, remembered your pitch, or even wanted to be present.

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