The Power of Your 5 Senses When You’re Anxious

Do you know that your 5 senses are a very powerful tool when you’re feeling anxious? Have you ever had the experience where you are feeling anxious, as if the anxiety is going to take over and your thoughts feel like a speeding train that you can’t stop? This quick and easy exercise is for…

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Did you know not all anxiety is the same?

Anxiety. It can range from a little stressed out to a debilitating full-on panic. It can affect someone for a short time or for many years to even decades. Anxiety touches every age group and every community. It affects not only people suffering from it, but also their family, friends, and coworkers as it spills over…

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On My Nightstand: Living Beautifully

I just finished reading Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  I have been to four funerals in the past five months and, boy, if that doesn’t bring up uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty and change….

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Why compare your insides to someone else’s outsides?

Do you catch yourself comparing your insides to someone else’s outsides? “Oh my gosh, every time I see her, she is so happy.  She doesn’t have the kind of problems I have – I feel miserable.” “Their family has it all together.  They just wouldn’t understand my situation.” “I don’t even want to talk to…

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4-7-8 Meditation

Here’s another meditation practice for you.  This is the “4-7-8” technique. Sit comfortably Inhale through your nose to a count of 4 Hold your breath for a count of 7 Exhale through your mouth to a count of 8 Repeat It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you count as long as you use a…

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If you can count to 10, you can meditate

Patients frequently mention to me that they want to start meditating but don’t know how to start or don’t have the patience to sit still for 10 minutes, let alone a half hour or more.  The beauty of meditation is that it is completely adaptable to your life.  Some people really enjoy the discipline of…

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