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Self-Compassion: Why Don’t We Do It?

Allow by Dana Faulds There is no controlling life. Try corralling a lightning bolt, containing a tornado. Dam a stream and it will create a new channel. Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and grace will carry you to higher ground. The only...

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Radical Self-Care, Another To-Do Item?

I've been hearing the phrase "Radical Self-Care" recently among friends and in the media. As a professional promoter of self-care, I've been curious about this. Why radical? Do we need such a dramatic word to allow ourselves to care for ourselves? Is this a reflection...

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A Silent Retreat, aka “Momcation”

I love my children who are really adults now and am thrilled to have them home this summer with one already out of the nest. However, my previously quiet house is now filled with the background noise of the Netflix series du jour, friends coming...

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Finding Center in the Middle of Chaos

The unexpected election results of this week may have you thrilled your guy is in the White House or reeling with disbelief because you expected Hillary Clinton to win. Either way, it has been a chaotic and stressful week with many changes in store in...

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Fit at Any Age

Staying physically active is hugely important as we get older. There are plenty of examples of athletes in their 80's who still compete at weight lifting, marathons, and even the now famous Iron Nun, (thanks Nike) Sister Madonna Buder who just finished her 46th Triathlon...

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Essence Healing: Find Your Wings

I have been privileged to work with 8 people who are participating in my Pilot Project which combines my work as a health educator/coach with the new skills and tools I have been accumulating in my studies with Chicago healer, Kurt Hill, Martha Beck, Byron...

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Avoid Overindulgence With Brain Science

There is difference between indulgence and overindulgence. Indulgence every once in a while is fine but too many people put on weight over the holidays that takes all year to take off, if it ever comes off. I recently went to a seminar on understanding...

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Is Sleep Overrated?

Have you heard the phrase “I will catch up on my sleep when I am dead”? Well, the ironic thing is if you consistently get less than 7 hours of sleep per night, you may get that chance to catch up on your sleep sooner...

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Spring Clean Your Mind Body Spirit

Detox The word has a lot of different meanings depending on who’s talking. It could mean detoxing from a substance addiction, or a colonic cleanse or 3 day juice fast. In nursing school, we learned that the body does its own detoxification daily and without that...

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