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5 Tips for Traveling Abroad

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We are leaving soon for our first overseas trip in over four years. 

I am not the savviest world traveler, but this isn't my first trip abroad either.

However, since it has been a long time since we've traveled anywhere, I've been researching travel tips from the pros. 

I thought there might be others in the Crone Community planning trips abroad this year that might be interested in the tips I found.

So here we go:

Tip 1: Pack Light! 

Every article starts with this tip for a reason. Heed t…

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Self-Care Practices That Benefit Your Mind, Body & Soul

Self-Care Practices That Benefit Your Mind, Body & Soul

No one will ever take care of you as well as you can take care of yourself!

On our way to becoming wise crones, we spent most of our lives looking after families & friends and building careers. Now we need to learn to take care of ourselves and become more self-focused. 

That doesn't mean you stop doing all the things that are important to you or caring for others, it means that if you don't look after your own needs you won't have the strength and energy to live your best life!

Life has been…

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What You Need to Know about the Physical Effects of Anxiety

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I started suffering from anxiety in my early twenties. I married and moved away from home for the first time when I was 20 years old. After my husband finished college, we moved to the east coast, about 1200 miles from home.

The first couple of years it was exciting! We didn't have children, and we spent every weekend and vacation exploring up and down the coast.

But about 3 years into living there, I started to experience panic attacks whenever my husband was traveling, and I was home alone. …

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Ancient Techniques to Quiet Your Mind

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For millennia, people have sought methods to quiet their minds.

Long before modern technology introduced new distractions into our lives, humans have pursued inner peace. Life seems to be moving faster and crazier than ever before.

If you're seeking a method to quiet your mind and achieve inner peace, these four ancient techniques have proven effective even by today's standards.


Practice Meditation

 

  1. Practice breathing meditation. Breathing meditation is a simple and effective method fo…

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The Meditative Path to Changing Daily Habits

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It’s natural for your brain to operate on autopilot sometimes. If you had to stop and think about each daily decision, it would be difficult to get much done.

That’s one reason why habits are so important.  

Habits are also automatic, and repetition makes them stronger. As long as your habits contribute to your wellbeing, that’s a formula for success.

However, your habits can hold you back if they clash with your true interests. Changing a habit can be challenging, but practices like meditati…

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Goal-Setting Traps to Avoid This Year

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Do you find yourself struggling to achieve your goals?

Perhaps your difficulties lie in the way you're setting your goals in the first place.

Rather than setting yourself up for success, you may be setting yourself up for failure in your first step!   There are five very common "goal-setting traps" that you may be falling into.

These are dangerous mistakes that can make it very difficult for you to accomplish whatever you're setting out to achieve.  

Find greater success with your goals by …

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Using Mindfulness & Meditation for Weight Loss Success

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Mindfulness & meditation is important for many aspects of your life! But have you ever thought of using mindfulness and meditation to improve your weight loss success?

Losing weight is rarely easy, and this is especially true for women over 60. After diet upon diet, workout program upon workout program, book after book, achieving a healthy body weight becomes defeating and exhausting.

Part of the reason these "fad" diets don’t have high success rates is that they’re too restrictive and are sel…

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3 Meditation Techniques That Fit Your Busy Schedule

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For many working adults, one of the most difficult things about meditation can be finding the time to squeeze a session into your busy schedule.

Try these 3 techniques that make meditating convenient and relaxing.

Meditating for five minutes or less

Eventually, you may decide to devote more time and effort to meditation to realize greater insights, but even small doses can calm your mind.

Each day brings many opportunities for contemplation. Here are some suggestions:

  • Stop on red. You ma…

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