Mindful Mowing

Before taking a mindfulness class, Dr. David Deitch couldn’t wait to take “mowing the yard” off of his To Do list so he could enjoy his weekend. After three weeks of practice, he told our group how he had come to savor “alone time” while mowing. This is the story he shared with us, which …

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Boldly Address Threats

Your brain changes during pregnancy to groom you for the costly commitment of carrying, giving birth to, and raising a child.  By the time your baby is born, you have a  Maternal Care System in play that primes you to find everything about your baby alluring.  After months of persistent activation of your “wanting” and “liking” neural circuitry, your …

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Mommy Brain

While Mayo Clinic expert, Dr. Myra Wick, says “there isn’t enough information to support the existence of baby brain,” she defines it as “harmful” while most neuro-scientists, including first-time mother, Dr. Elizabeth Meyer, identify it as “fuzzy-headed.”  If it exists, clinicians and researchers agree that it’s temporary.  It last no more than a couple of …

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Growing warmth

“What you focus on grows.”  Of all the simple, direct, and life changing concepts Dr. Maria Hunt taught me…this one resonated so deeply, so easily, so effectively for me.  Moving from hindering to helpful, stuck to free, same old, same old to authentically me is a real life changer. A Beginner’s Mind Years ago, after …

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I Spy…

Are you familiar with the game I Spy?  While Scholastic® held a trademark for the printed puzzle, the children in our neighborhood created a version that didn’t require a subscription to their popular magazine. Like most games, we learned and created the rules on the fly, adding features and nuances fed by pure curiosity. Reconstructing the guidelines we used then, I …

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