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Stress

What’s Your Habit Under Stress?

June 8, 2011

It may sound obvious, but I was struck the other     day about how different we each can be when           we are at our best versus under stress. The                 thought was prompted by my work with a very         mart,… Read more

Stress Less

July 11, 2010

As anyone who reads my blog knows, I am fascinated with the mind-body connection. In fact, our minds and bodies are so united that to use the word “connection” makes no sense. It’s all one thing which we don’t have a term for. If the… Read more

Your Life Just Got Less Stressful!

June 15, 2010

My article recently published in Health magazine: Q: I’m so stressed that I forget things, like where I put my keys and plans with friends. Help! A: The first thing to do is stop panicking—and stop telling yourself that you’re losing your… Read more

Dancing with Life’s Messiness

November 25, 2009

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, what is thinking the same thing over and over despite evidence to the contrary? I refer to my chronic illusion that some day I Will Get Everything Under Control. In my… Read more

Cultivate Your Witness Self – Part 2

October 7, 2009

If I’ve inspired you in my last blog entry to give meditation a try, here’s a very basic form of mindfulness meditation, adapted from Vipassana Buddhism: Find a quiet place to sit in a chair or on the floor, with your eyes open or closed,… Read more

Cultivate Your Witness Self

September 30, 2009

The other day I got a call from a reporter for a women’s magazine wondering if I knew of any new stress reduction ideas, “you know, beyond breathing and meditation.” It reminded me of our tendency in this culture to grasp for the novel and it… Read more

BBLLISS Meditation

September 16, 2009

Find yourself in fear a lot these days? This is a five minute meditation created by my colleague in Professional Thinking Partners Dawna Markova. It strengthens the creative, problem solving part of our brain, the neocortex’s, ability to intervene… Read more

It’s Not Personal

July 14, 2009

What’s happening right now is not because you’re bad or wrong or incompetent. It’s because the world is transforming at breakneck speed and each and every one of us must adapt to those changes as quickly and efficiently as possible. No… Read more

How Long Can We Go On This Way?

May 20, 2009

A 50-year-old acquaintance of mine dropped dead of a heart attack during a work meeting the other day. Her colleagues are reeling from the shock. She had a very stressful job, with a great deal of flying around. In addition to grieving, in the… Read more

Breathing Room

May 13, 2009

“This is the first moment in weeks I’ve had to take a breath,” a friend declared the other day, exhaling loudly. She juggling an out-of-work husband, a job she hates, and increasing care of her 85-year-old mother. Her remark struck me like a… Read more