Why We Should Stop Counting Calories

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Waylon recently wrote an article about healthy ways to lose weight and feel your best, and I feel that he hit the nail right on the head with all 10 of his tips. I brought this article up for discussion with my husband while we were cooking dinner the other night (cooking was even on […]

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain

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Exposure to nonstop negativity actually impairs brain function. Here’s how to defend yourself. Do you hate it when people complain? It turns out there’s a good reason: Listening to too much complaining is bad for your brain in multiple ways, according to Trevor Blake, a serial entrepreneur and author of Three Simple Steps: A Map […]

Strategies to Cultivate Mindfulness

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Cultivating Mindfulness in Nursing Leadership “Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” Louis L’Amour A nurse manager recently asked me for advice on how to slow down. She said she was worried about her ability to maintain the pace of work […]

Creating Magical Relationships

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Valentine’s Day is upon us…shiny pink and red hearts are decorating the windows of stores and TV and magazines are suggesting gifts for our beloved. I can still remember Valentine’s Day in elementary school and the excitement and anticipation of opening up my special little box of valentines and somehow I still get that excited […]

7 Ways to Make Conversations Meaningful Using Minimalism

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Our relationships are one of the most important aspects of living a meaningful life. Conversing with a close friend can be one of the most meaningful experiences we have. And yet we often don’t value these conversations like we should, we don’t pay enough attention to the important people around us. Just like we use […]

The Power Of A Listening Heart

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People don’t need fixing or lecturing. The most basic human need is to feel understood. When we are listened to we feel heard and cared about…..it allows us safety and helps us to understand ourselves better and to expand into who we really are.  —Brenda Strausz Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative […]

Time To Shut The Hell Up. You Know, Yogically.

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So you know that feeling when everything has gone wrong and you are trying to figure your shit out and you are a yoga teacher so people kind of think you should have something figured out by now but you just don’t and your birthday is coming up and you are not where you thought […]

Inward Listening: A Path to an Authentic Relationship with Your Inner Self

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Foundations for Inward Listening: The following are core foundations to building a healthy relationship with one’s inner self through inward listening: – Inward listening is the key to meeting our original, innate wisdom. We can learn how to live our lives guided by this wisdom. – Being in our bodies such that we experience and […]

Mindful Moments with Brenda Strausz: The Love That Is Given

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“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”
~Barbara DeAngelis The Sarasota restaurant was bustling with life. Women in breezy summer dresses and men in Hawaiian shirts filled the sunny room. The aroma of spicy herbs tantalized our senses. Our morning at the beach had made us hungry for lunch. Soon enough, an […]

Are You Listening? 10 Common Mistakes That Get in The Way of DEEP LISTENING

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“Most of us were taught to be quiet, but few have perfected the art of true listening with care and discernment.”  Pamela Ziemann 8 out of 10 sales proposals fail. According to Susan Scott, author of Fierce Conversations, 50% of these fail because we spent too much time talking about ourselves and our features and […]