Stop (Texting) and Smell the Roses

In our ever-growing digital age, with technology taking up more and more of our time, it can be very easy to get trapped in the online world, which usually means spending less time in the physical one around us. As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop once in a w...

Say Hello to Calm, Goodbye to Anxiety


One thing that is consistent in life is change. Change can be one of the hardest and most stressful things for us to deal with. Think about your first day of Kindergarten as a child. Perhaps you were crying, afraid to leave your comfort zone. Even as we get older, anything dif...

Being Silent for One Day

I recently attended a day-long silent meditation retreat as a part of an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. It was an insightful experience that left me with a “hangover” of peace and inner calm. During the past several years I had the best intentions to care for myself by diet...

Vacations are Good for Your Brain

Most of us look forward to taking a vacation. It's a time of fun, relaxation, rejuvenation.
And have you noticed the feeling you get when you return to your regular routine? I know I feel recharged and ready to face life with more confidence and vigor.