3 Things I Learned by Unplugging

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If I accidentally leave my phone at home when leaving the house, I usually experience a few minutes of ... well, maybe not panic, but severe discomfort. However, once the initial shock of realizing I'm unreachable passes, I tend to relax pretty quickly. When I make the conscious decision to leave …
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Using a Creative Toolkit of Meditations

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Hiking directly into a forest with no trail, no map and no sense of direction is a scary prospect, even if you know that once you get in there, it'll be peaceful and beautiful and serene. Meditation isn't all that different. Most of our minds aren't automatically at peace when we quiet down (even …
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11 Reasons Why I’m Unplugging

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Guys, I am SO excited about this unplugging challenge. I mean, obviously, I love the internet and am on it all the time (thanks for being online right now and reading this!), but you can get too much of a good thing. And when your day starts with the morning news, continues on in front of the …
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Why Exercise Isn’t Always the Answer to Depression

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I'm a firm believer in the power of exercise in helping to deal with stress. I know it's a powerful tool because it works for me --- I struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder* and have dealt with depression, and my more difficult periods can be precisely tied to times when I've slacked off on …
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The Reset Class: Breathe, Relax, Zen, Repeat

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This will be the last time I mention that really hard month that included the great illness that took over my whole life! I only mention it now because it was that illness that led to needing some serious recovery and rest after the plague lifted. I mentioned in a previous post that the universe …
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Stress Less Now With These 5 Tips

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Feeling stressed and anxious? Having trouble sleeping, or maybe you've noticed your focus is ... well, not focused at all? But, OMG, there's no way you can make time to do any of those things you're supposed to do to lower your stress, right? Who even has time for a bubble bath or a yoga class or a …
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Next Steps on My Stress-Less Journey: Headspace and ReLax Kit

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This is it, guys. This is the year. 2014 is going to be the year I become so damn chill. As I've mentioned, I'm making a concerted effort to reduce my stress levels, both because I want to be a happier, calmer, more present and focused individual, and also because I'm hopeful that it'll help with …
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