Greetings from New York! I'm the closest I've been to Boston in more than 8 months. I'll spend the summer in Beantown and I'm looking forward to being back in my home town. I've covered a lot of territory since the beginning of April, both physically and mentally. Sometimes there's a lag time between what happens and how I acknowledge it. I feel like I'm "catching up" to myself and my circumstances which makes this week's MQ particularly relevant: "Process and digest the good
I'm going to take a wild guess and say that everyone would like to be more healthy and feel better -- am I on the right track? So, what's holding you back? After talking with folks and teaching stress management over the years, I have a few observations. I'd be curious to know if you can identify with this "obstacle course"? In fact, I bet your biggest block is a lack of Imagination - you just can't quite see yourself taking on a new habit (or two or three). The very first th
A hot (and humid) hello from the southeast coast of Florida. I'm surrounded by exotic-looking plants and flowers as I sit in my sister's lanai. There's a lake in her backyard and I've become fascinated with wood ducks since there's a nest box on the edge of her property. We've seen the female swoop inside in the morning to be with her eggs after going out to eat for a bit. There are also some sweet, little brown ducks (Mallards?) who come with their five ducklings every morni
Do you have a negative vibe around the word "lose"? It's understandable if you do. No one wants to be thought of as a "loser". Even the expression, What have you got to lose?, implies that you've pretty much hit rock bottom. How about looking at it differently? Wayne Dyer had a wonderful expression, If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Let's try it with "lose" ...
If you choose to take on some healthy (or healthier habits), you stand to lo
About the Author
Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN,
the Mindful Maven, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support.