If Athletes Do This Without Question, Why Are So Many of Us So Skeptical?

Why practice? Specifically, why practice mediating, moving, and/or praying mindfully DAILY? Because it trains our brains during times of calm how to better respond in times of anxiety, pressure, or stress. It is like soccer practice versus the big match: we cultivate the skills and muscle memory mindfully when we have the time and space [...]

Bulletproofing the Psyche: Mindfulness Interventions in the Training Environment to Improve Resilience in the Military and Veteran Communities

While clinical health services exist for service members with existing mental health conditions like posttraumatic stress, they are not stemming the rising tide of service suicides. A new approach to mental health intervention and suicide prevention in military-connected personnel is required, one that speaks to the participatory, hard-working ethos of military culture. Social work and [...]

Does It Piss You Off When People Tell You To “Just Let It Go?”

Ya, me too. But I think that's because somewhere deep down I know I need to. I need to just. Let. It. Go. So, I got to thinkin' - I'm probably not the only one who's felt this way! And as we approach the New Year and goals and resolutions galore begin to crop up [...]

Cultivate Calm Amidst the Chaos

This past Monday night, I was graciously asked to speak at the Real Life Book Club meeting hosted by Susannah Campora. Her group of dynamic Denver women are currently reading Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection, and Susannah felt my work was very much akin to Brené’s and, therefore, it would be great to connect [...]

Simple Tip Tuesday: Put Your Junk in Your Trunk

In 2011, at least 23% of auto collisions involved cell phones. I felt inspired to write this iteration of "Simple Tip Tuesday" because of an accident I had last week. Don't worry, I'm ok.  I didn't have an accent really. Rather, it's that I accidentally left my cell phone behind when I departed in the wee [...]

How to Instantly Increase the Nutritional Value of Your Food for FREE

(Another video blog - hooray!  Read, then watch.  Rinse and repeat as necessary.) Last week I was all about telling you to "shut your mouth and breathe!"  Well, now I need you to open your mouth (you gotta get that food in somehow!) yet stay in that mindset you cultivated through your conscious breathing.  I [...]

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