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Written by Dr. Romie on Jan 5, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: Exerciselife coachlife coach orlandoNutritionSelf-Empowerment

Resolutions? Word of the year? Intentions? Goals? SMART goals?

Now what?

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Healing & Counseling with Dr. Romie
Written by Dr. Romie on Jan 5, 2015
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Stresslife coach orlandolife coachHolistic HealthdepressionAnxiety

"There is hope in healing. When we learn to conquer stress, we can create work-life balance and find joy in our lives. I guide clients to connect to inner peace despite external life chaos." -Dr. Romie

My Mission in Healing:

I want to bring hope back to your healing. My clients all share a similar story: successful professionals that have lost their way due to a health scare, a broken heart or a financial crisis. It manifests as stress-based diseases such as headaches, anxiety, insomnia, depression or a stubborn muffin top. What is the real story? You don't feel like you are worthy? You don't know if you are good enough?  Or have you just lost hope for healing? I believe you can connect to inner peace despite life's external chaos. This is how we heal mind, body, and spirit.

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Mindful New Year for 2015
Written by Dr. Romie on Dec 29, 2014
Mindful Living Tags: life coachlife coach orlandoMindful LivingMindset Matters

New Year's resolutions do NOT work.

Every year at this time, the same phrases are repeated.  "I will lose weight next year, exercise more, stress less."  Psychological studies show that 8% of the population will stick to their resolutions past January 31st of the same year.  Recently a trend of picking your "word of the year" has become trendy.  The words I have seen in exercises are largely positive like "peace" or "prosperity", but not very specific. The words are largely forgotten quicker than the newly purchased gym memberships.

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Watch Dr. Romie's TEDx Talk: The Powerful Secret of Your Breath
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 1, 2014
Mind Tags: Work-Life Balancespeakerlife coach
Photo: J. Alan Paul and CK Photography, Fargo, ND

"How do we find our life purpose?  By connecting to our internal soul compass, and we do that through breath."   Dr. Romie at TEDxFargo  CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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Mindful Mantra: I Graciously Listen
Written by Dr. Romie on Mar 31, 2014
Mindful Living Tags: life coachMindful Living

This week, let our mindful mantra be: “I Graciously Listen”

  You may be chuckling reading that a physician is “graciously listening.” I don’t chuckle; I honestly hang my head down in sadness. I feel sad for the many times in my clinical practice where I didn’t know how to make the time to stop and listen. I know physicians are not alone with time constraints at work, but I didn’t know how to just stop and be present. Has this happened to you?

  I felt time was working against me not with me, sound familiar? With the time constraints placed on office visits, and the long list of inpatient consults I would have daily, listening to patients was not an option.  Being a physician in the traditional system is mastering the art of asking questions in a specific method so that you get the answers you need quickly.  This often requires interrupting our patients and guiding the conversation ourselves. 

  I was trying to be mindful by being “more present” in my personal life, but it was difficult to translate professionally. I know I am not alone in feeling a disconnect between my personal and professional life. Have you ever been in this situation in your professional or personal life? 

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