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Mindfulness

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What the Heck is Mindfulness and How Do I Do It? One question I often get asked is, “How do you know if you’re doing ‘mindfulness’ correctly?” It’s an important question because it’s an essential step in changing anxiety to inner peace, stress to productivity, insecurity into confidence or relationship struggles into healthy connection. So, what is mindfulness? Go to the kitchen and get a cracker, a piece of chocolate or something small to eat.…

7 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health NaturallyThroughout my years of working with clients, I have found that many of them – when dealing with difficult emotions, anxiety, and mild-depression – are often prescribed psychotropics medications. My concern is we don’t learn how to cope with normal ups, downs and lows in our life.While I always encourage my clients to seek out the mental health care they need, I also believe it’s much more effective…

Thoughts vs. Emotions: Understanding the Difference Can Make a DifferenceTwo facets of my MaxxMethod approach are thoughts and emotions. At the beginning of working on Personal Development, when asked how we feel, we often respond with a thought.Since many of us have trouble identifying the difference between the two, I thought it would be an important topic. This first step is becoming aware of their difference and how each influences and shapes our lives. We…

More on Mindfulness: A Sense of NewnessOne of the major facets of my coaching practice involves taking the time to investigate new approaches and tools that can aid us in our journey in becoming who we are and maximizing our human potential.One of the more popular mindfulness tools on the market is Headspace; an app that assists users with meditation and incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives (you can read a review of the app…

What the Hell Do We Do with Our Emotions?If you’ve been following my blog, you may have read my “Secret to Healing Our Emotions” a lighthearted article on a serious topic that, unfortunately, carries a ton of stigma. We are often taught to avoid, deflect, and even numb our emotions in self-destructive ways.One of the issues we face when it comes to managing our emotions, particularly the difficult ones, is that we approach them with…

The Secret to Healing Our EmotionsHave you ever felt like you were going to faint or have a heart attack over a breakup, failed project, or embarrassing memory from the past? A feeling that is so uncomfortable that it is going to suck the life right out of you and literally put you in an early grave?Well, I have some good news: it won’t!Some emotions may bring you to your knees and make you feel…

Taking the Mystery Out of Mindfulness with 3 Easy StepsThere is an excitement all about us. One cannot live in our modern, technologically-advanced age and not take notice of the constant stream of information and the unending list of tasks we must accomplish to ensure our work and personal lives remain on track. It can be overwhelming and is often exhausting.In the midst of this whirlwind of activity and distraction, we seldom take the time…

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