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PAUSE: STOP THE STRESS-SUCCESS CYCLE
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 5, 2018
Mind Tags: MeditationmindfulnessspeakerStressstress managementstress response

Are you happy and fulfilled with your career and life at this moment?  You have worked hard to acquire titles, possessions, and achieve goals on your life checklist.  Perhaps something feels as if it is missing from your life, so you reassess or reassign another goal to cross over to the path of contentment.  

I too spent my years checking off the lists to make sure that I became a doctor, got married (and then divorced) in style, and collected designer high heeled shoes.

There was a signature sound of my designer high heels that echoed in the hospital corridors where no stilettos had ever roamed before.  The click-clack of my heels was the signal to my physician colleagues, nurses, and patients that I had arrived.  Female brain doctor, epilepsy specialist, and never-to-recover chocolate addict. The truth of the matter was that I was overwhelmed and sleep-deprived trying to keep up with 80-90 hour work weeks.  Despite professional success, I felt all alone.  My single prayer every morning was that no one would discover my shame and loneliness that was I hiding underneath a starched white lab coat.

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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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Qualities to Cultivate for Mindful Leadership
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 10, 2017
Mindful Living Tags: stress managementspeakermindfulnessmindful leadershipMeditation

What are common core values of leaders who practice mindfulness in both their personal and professional lives?  

Mindfulness-based techniques include a core practice of meditation.

"Meditation is medicine for the mind and a core practice required for mindful leadership." 

1. A mindful leader cultivates compassion, focus, and creativity while being of service to others.

2.. A mindful leader creates present-centered awareness through a personal mindfulness-based practice such as meditation.

3. Meditation is the action of making an appointment with yourself.  During meditation we distant ourselves from the distractions of the outside world, and shift our focus inwards.

4. Start your meditation practice by turning off digital devices and sitting comfortably in a quiet place.  Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.  Inhale to the count of three, and then exhale to the count of four.  If you find your mind wandering, focus back on your breath.

5.  A regular meditation practice has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, build emotional resilience, foster creative thinking, and improve memory.

Below you will find a link to a free gift I am offering that discusses a key concept in mindful leadership, setting intentional boundaries.  These techniques will help you avoid negative energy and stay grounded in present-centered awareness.

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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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Follow Women Wednesday: Are You A Sexist Tweeter?
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 19, 2015
Mindful Living Tags: twitterspeakerSelf-EmpowermentMindset Matters

As a mindfulness teacher, I am a firm believer that social media is a powerful extension of our consciousness- you receive back what you tweet/pin/post/share/like. 

And as a female brain physician and social media influencer in health and wellness, I am the first to admit that my brain is rewired to think in Tweets.  I listen to conversations, read books, and watch the news all the while my brain is restructing sentences into 140 characters or less.  At times I am prone to random outbursts "A-ha that's a tweetable moment!"

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