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Rethinking Holiday Stress Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

One way to understand why the holidays are so stressful is to take an ACT-based approach to rethinking holiday stress. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a values-based approach to dealing with mental distress, is the perfect framework for understanding holiday stress because stress often occurs when two or more strongly held values conflict with each other. […]

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Let’s Hit The Barre

An athlete I am not; that’s why my rotations of fitness classes are typically low impact, slow, and involve lots of breaks in between to socialize and sip my water. One method of fitness that has always been good to me has been Barre. There are all kinds of variations that incorporate additional factors like […]

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A Practical Guide to Mindfulness

Mindfulness: The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something; a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings and thoughts. As a practical matter, how do we achieve mindfulness? Here is a simple three step guide. First, by understanding. Second, by committing […]

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Sleep is a Healing Force

Sleep is the number one thing that people need to heal. Our bodies heal while we sleep. For me that hasn’t come easy, but I have been lucky enough to find some wonderful sound escapes, guided meditation, healing sounds and music from YouTube that help me drift off. Using some therapeutic essential oils in a […]

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