Category Archives: Stress

Mindfulness Skills for Kids Card Deck

Posted on September 18, 2017

Mindfulness Skills for Kids: Card Deck and 3 Card Games. The card deck provides 52 fun exercises and practices to help kids calm their mind and body, pay attention, become more self-aware, feel happier and confident, connect with others and have fun. The deck can be used as individual exercises, or as card games (based(read more)

Got Performance Anxiety?

Posted on July 10, 2017

Do you experience performance anxiety? Does your anxiety increase when you are on the spot such as when you are speaking, taking a test, or giving a presentation or a performance? Do you sweat, tremble, get a dry mouth, or feel nauseas? Does your heart race? Then you may have performance anxiety. Use the checklist(read more)

What Are You Practicing? Stress, Anxiety or Contentment?

Posted on March 20, 2017

As I have been studying and practicing mindfulness over the past 30 years I have learned to ask myself this one important question: What am I practicing?  Am I practicing feeling stressed-out, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, discouraged or perhaps something more pleasant? More often than I would like to admit, the answer is yes, I am(read more)

Is Technology Impacting Your Productivity and Happiness?

Posted on January 30, 2017

Everywhere you look today you see evidence of rapidly advancing technology. This, the digital era, has seen an explosion of smartphones, tablets, wearable monitoring devices and on-going research into numerous ways to enhance our capability as humans. As I’ve discussed in previous blog posts, many if not most of us and our children have unwittingly(read more)

There Is Always Something or Someone to be Thankful For

Posted on November 21, 2016

It is easy to get caught up in the busyness of life.  We often take things for granted and fail to notice and appreciate the abundance and beauty in our lives. Studies show that being mindful of what you are thankful for and even making the effort to thank someone can improve your happiness level. Take a(read more)

What If You Change the Way You Look at Things?

Posted on August 2, 2016

How do you see the world?  Are you a glass half empty of glass half full person? Do you have a choice about how you look at things? In the left-hand photo of this field the plants look random and chaotic.  But in the second photo of the same plants they look orderly and organized. (read more)

Do This One Thing to Feel Happier

Posted on December 7, 2015

Do you ever wish you felt happier?  Do you know how to create happiness in your life and to shift out of a down mood to a happier mood?  What one thing could you do every day to increase your happiness? Researchers asked study participants to take part in what they called a “gratitude visit”(read more)