Get the Monkey off Your Back

Last weekend I was sorting through old files and getting rid of crap. In one of those files I found a list of "Monkey Mind Symptoms" that came from the first life coach I ever hired over twelve years ago. Monkey Mind is a term coined by Buddhists referring to the self-limiting beliefs that run... Continue Reading →

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Overcoming Racism and Hate. Finding Peace…

You don't fight for peace, you peace for peace. This week I am facing a challenging and painful situation where my white, 7 year old daughter was tormented and called a racists by multiple classmates. (She doesn't even know what that means). My daughter was also blamed for something she didn't even say. No child... Continue Reading →

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Too Busy to Pay Attention?

"Practice the Pause" is a common phrase in practicing mindfulness. This quiet moment is space of empowerment. It is where your ego and its incessant desire to control can take a back seat AND instead you are blessed with being gracefully and intuitively guided. The answers you seek are there if you simply become quiet... Continue Reading →

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Time Does NOT Heal all Wounds

Not for one second do I believe that "time heals all wounds." This catchy, all too often used phrase, intended to pacify someone in pain simply isn't always true. True healing requires truth not time; truth about who you really are, truth about how you feel, truth about your relationships, and truth about your choices.... Continue Reading →

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Life Lessons: 14 Things I Now Know…

I am forever amazed at life's possibilities. The vast array of colorful experiences that create memories that offer you the opportunity for growth. I sit here this morning contemplating what I have learned in 44 years... Perfectionism is over rated. It's just a shield. AND there is no such thing anyway. Actions speak louder than... Continue Reading →

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Control Freak or Anxiety Ridden?

I'm not bossy and I'm not a control freak. I just have better ideas than you. Sometimes when people appear to be bossy or controlling there is more to the story... As child I remember being meticulous about things being in order. My clothes in my closet faced a certain direction and were hung colored... Continue Reading →

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Mind Management: Quick Tips to Change Your Mind

If you are feeling depressed you are living in the past. If you are feeling anxious you are living in the future. Are you aware of what you are thinking that is contributing to these feelings? There are some studies that suggest you may have 50,000 thoughts a day. Over achievers and perfectionist may have... Continue Reading →

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Stress LESS- Awareness and Mindful Self- Care

So you survived the stress of the holidays, your challenging co-workers and even your crazy family. In December I shared a skill set to help you reduce stress, create a healthier and happier life, and think more positively. I also shared that your power always lies in the present moment. It is in this moment... Continue Reading →

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With the holiday season officially over and the New Year fast approaching goal setting is a hot topic. It is almost common knowledge that January is the busiest month of the year for gym owners. Many of those gym goers are no longer making it to workout by the time March rolls around. (5 Steps... Continue Reading →

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Stress Relief THIS WAY

Holiday season... This beautiful time of the year brings with it some challenges. More money, more time, more work, crazy family, and more events scheduled on the calendar can all be a recipe for disaster and feeling stressed. I am confident you understand what I mean. However... What if I told you that at any... Continue Reading →

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Forgiveness Meditation

Meditation for forgiveness of self and others? Recently I was asked to speak on forgiveness and how it relates to healing and well-being. I was also asked to lead a meditation. I offered several suggestions and I thought you would benefit from this specific practice because even if you don't care about meditation you can do... Continue Reading →

Don’t Manage, Monitor Your Mind. MIND HACK.

MIND HACK TOOL AT THE END!About thirteen years ago I took my first "meditation" class, The Silva Life System. The course was originally called "Silva¬†Mind Training." During the initial weekend I kept having thoughts. I expressed my frustration to¬†Father Justin, the instructor. He replied; "Well, Amy, I have been teaching this for forty years and... Continue Reading →

FREE Meditation Resources

Happy Summer Solstice! In this article you will find links to why meditation matters in the work place as well as ways to access meditations for free!!! Check out these fantastic articles on the benefits of meditation in the work place! One of my favorite testimonials came from Steve. He was brilliant man... Continue Reading →

Mind Your Values.

Last week my family and I celebrated 97 years of a life well lived. My grandfather was an example of how to live a good life and in your own way. He was a simple man but his actions and way of life seemingly accidentally taught me honesty, loyalty, integrity, and the value of hard... Continue Reading →

Gratitude a Side Effect of Mindfulness?

While studying with Mindful Schools of California I learned that there are nine aspects of well-being that are developed through pre-frontal cortex stimulation like that which occurs during mindfulness meditation practices. The 10th is thought to be gratitude! Essentially when you get focused, relax, and allow your mind to be at ease you have access... Continue Reading →

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