“In 2011, 27 percent of Stress in America survey respondents reported that lack of willpower was the most significant barrier to change.” Are you one of the 27% who feel you can’t change in ways you want to? Do you feel you lack willpower? Read about the surprising reason you may lack willpower.
Making your own natural breath freshener is fast, fun and easy! This simple recipe works really well and is perfect for when you are on the go.
Have you ever done that? Felt like you really wanted to do something and then set all kinds of unrealitic goals for yourself…until you felt overwhelmed or pressured? Well, there I was, at the brink of blaming myself for not being fast enough or productive enough (remember my theme from the previous couple of posts?)…I needed a recipe for balance.
There’s something about the energy of a place where everyone sees time and ambition differently. Things naturally slow down. There’s nothing to prove. Tomorrow is actually another day…and it’s okay to continue what you started tomorrow. I love learning to breathe.
Change your perspective about winter. Two things always bothered me about winter. One was that it got dark earlier, making me feel stifled because it was unsafe for women to walk alone on campus. The other was the feeling of wanting to stay inside permanently and not face the harsh winds that often went well below zero.
Can a person leave the typical American “time is money” culture and adjust to island time? This has been my recent exploration after finding myself feeling stressed on a recent lunch time hike.
I had the opportunity to see Byron Katie live several years ago, and was intrigued by the way she addressed how our thoughts sabotage us. I really loved Byron Katie’s approach of questioning our thoughts — especially those that don’t serve us.
Lately, several people I know have been talking about sleep – or lack thereof. I can definitely identify because I’ve been very sleep deprived for much of my life and understand when sleep is elusive.
Have you ever felt bottled up inside? Maybe when you were a guest at someone’s home, had guests at your home – or possibly at work, with your friends or even with a significant other?
Now, how do we fit stress-reducing activities into our busy schedules? The first thing I ask my clients to do is an exercise I call “the one minute vacation.” We all have one minute, even the busiest of us, so it’s easily fit into our daily lives – the only requirement is that we remember to do it! I’ll explain how it’s done and then talk about the benefits.
If you read my last post on How Yoga Changed My Life, you’ll get a sense of the shifts that occurred for me from creating a yoga practice. I really learned a stronger connection with and appreciation for my body – along with a calming of my mind.
When I was in the initial stages of my recovery, I started taking yoga – somewhat reluctantly. In my fast-paced, workaholic days, I only valued fast-paced workouts – I felt like yoga would be too slow and boring. Then, yoga changed my life.