Health & Wellness

Meditation? Taking Time to Recharge and Reset

The Dalai Lama was sitting on a raised platform, already deep in meditation. I slipped off my shoes, sat cross-legged at a slight angle on the floor to avoid my toes being pointed in his direction, closed my eyes and started to focus on my breathing. All my meditation insecurities immediately started to kick in.…

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Making Peace with Your Past

Making peace with your past

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night. – Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner For the past several months I have been dealing with the imminent death of my father. This…

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Mindfulness: Getting to the Good Stuff Part 2

“Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!” – Rumi In my last post I wrote to you of mindfulness and defined it as… … a vehicle toward enlightenment and understanding. … a tool to open your eyes, mind and heart in ways that will provide insight into what…

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Getting Unstuck – The Process of Rewiring

Getting Unstuck - Dr Barbara Schwarck blog

So, you are feeling stuck? What’s the big deal? Well, it all depends on what it has been costing you. I am talking about things like health, wealth, happiness, contentment, inner peace, confidence, peace of mind. You get it. The process of feeling stuck is a normal part of human evolution. What isn’t so normal…

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Mindfulness and Meditation for Every Day Life

Mindfulness is the process by which you become attuned and aware of your environment in each present moment. Practicing mindfulness allows you to consciously explore and acknowledge your surroundings, notice details, delve into sensations, and allow yourself a full sensory experience. Learning to be mindful is a process. Start small by recognizing little details and…

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Overcoming Obsessive Thinking and Move On

I was working with a business leader the other day, talking about his perception that he would have greater success if he lost weight and felt better, less self-conscious, of himself in front of other people. He explained that while he wants to lose weight, and often obsesses about what he believes is a need…

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What is Your Vision?

“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Many years ago Martin Luther King had a powerful dream for the world. He dreamt of a world where people of all races could live together in peace…

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