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…
What You Need to Know about the Physical Effects of Anxiety
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. T…
Ancient Techniques to Quiet Your Mind
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 breathing meditation. Breathing meditation is a simple and effective method fo…
Using Mindfulness & Meditation for Weight Loss Success
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…
3 Meditation Techniques That Fit Your Busy Schedule
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…
Mindfulness Meditation and Being Present in Your Life
I found mindfulness meditation by accident.
In one of those odd kismets of fate, I was given a book by the title "Wherever You Go, There You Are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. My friend gave it to me as a joke (he thought the title was funny).
He didn't know that I was dealing with extreme anxiety and struggling with everyday life at the time. This gift started me on a path of healing and self-care.
Getting through my days and acting "normal" was challenging. It was hard to get out of bed. I couldn't fo…