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How to Find Time For a Meditation Practice

I know how it goes. You welcomed in the new year (or maybe you just decided to create some new habits regardless of the date on the calendar) and you decided you really wanted to start meditating regularly. You had great intentions too! Maybe you downloaded a app or found some meditation videos to follow, or perhaps you simply created a new alarm on your phone to ring daily to remind yourself to sit and…

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Stressed Out Person in your life

Once upon a time I was a child of the 80s and I had no idea what stress was. I went to school, came home, played with Barbies in my room or GI Joe figures outside with the boy up the street, and spent my weekend and summers out on my bike. There was no stress. Perhaps you grew up like this too. Then we grew up and found jobs, got our own apartments or…

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Things I wish I knew before I started meditating

There are so many things I wish I knew before I started meditating. Remember when meditation used to bring about images of Buddhist monks in robes, sitting in a cave high up in the mountains, thinking about nothing for hours and hours on end? To be honest, a lot of people STILL likely visualize that when someone mentions meditation. I didn’t quite think it was necessary to incorporate all of that, but I do admit…

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Big fun at the Family Channel Big Ticket Summer Concert in Halifax!

I can think of a ton of examples of how my life changed for the better when I learned to manage my anxiety issues. I could go into stores that I used to avoid, I could volunteer at the school for my oldest daughter, and I could attend events that I might have otherwise skipped because I knew that a) I probably wouldn’t have to deal with any anxiety, and b) if I did, I…

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Meditation for menstrual cramps

Sorry gentlemen, while meditation can benefit anyone and everyone, this one is geared towards the ladies! (Although if you’re a man who has a woman in his life who deals with this issue, you might want to pass this post along to help them out!) Once a month, pretty much like clockwork, I find myself clenching my jaw and trying not to let the entire world know that I am currently dealing with painful PMS…

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Fast & Easy Meditation for Drama

It never fails right? You’re having a great day and then someone else’s nonsense blows up in your face and leaves you frustrated and annoyed. Why is that? It has nothing to do with you, but you’re the one left with the fallout. How irritating! That’s exactly why you need a simple meditation for drama in your life. No matter how well you might be managing yourself, sometimes bullshit from other people may slip into…

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How to run in the winter

I’ve often described myself as a “fair weather runner”. I didn’t do much running in the winter, and I tended to avoid doing much running in the high humidity of summer. After suffering from vertigo and being sidelined, I was so eager to get back out there that I pretty much ran all through last summer. However, this year brought about a new challenge for me. Since I’m training for my very first marathon in…

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Weekend Highs and Lows + Goals

(Psst! Follow my blog with Bloglovin!) I found a great post idea over at Carrots N Cake that inspires you to note your highs and lows that occurred over the past weekend (I like to stay positive as much as possible so I like the idea of writing more highs than lows!) as well as looking at your goals for the upcoming week. I thought I would take part! High: Trick or Treating of course!…

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