“The Pause Button”: My New Normal

“The Pause Button”: My New Normal

With all of the anxiety, fear and suffering surrounding these uncertain times of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), recently I was swept up in the chaos at the local grocery store.  As a health and wellness nurse and educator who is married to an Emergency Medicine...

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Feeling Emotions: truth well said

Feeling Emotions: truth well said

Being human includes feeling, acting and mostly notably thinking in ways that distinguish us from other animals. Emotions are the sensed recognition of the fundamental humanness. The range of emotional and psychological experiences that we encounter in the course of...

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“Stay . . . just a little bit longer”

“Stay . . . just a little bit longer”

The lyrics in my title comes from a song Jackson Browne launched in the 70’s, the decade I was born.   And it is one of the core practices of mindfulness and mindful eating called “surfing the wave” or in ME-CL “surfing the crave”. Despite endlessly...

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Awareness of Satisfaction – A Way to Healing

Awareness of Satisfaction – A Way to Healing

  Recently, I was craving chicken salad. I haven’t had it in many years, and I was visiting a diner that I remember made it deliciously from scratch. As I was eating my mouth wasn’t loving the taste, my mind was saying, “This isn’t what I remember”, yet I kept...

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