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Use these simple stress tips to get back to calm. #stress #calm

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It's easy to let stress get out of control, isn't it? Our culture rewards busyness, having too much on your plate, and constant presence - on or offline. In the last few months alone, several friends have confessed to exhaustion. Early warning signs appeared, but were brushed aside in order to do more. The questioning inner voice was hushed up in order to keep going. Does that sound familiar? This can happen to almost anyone because it's chall...
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NEW BLOG POST - A simple way to get your balance back. #stress   #nature  
Spending time in nature can improve mental performance, better your health, extend your life, and reduce cortisol, that pesky stress hormone according to countless research studies. In the 1980’s, the Japanese instituted a preventative health technique called “forest bathing” or “shinrin-yoku.” Forest bathing involves walking calmly in a woodland area, gently breathing, and taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the pastoral atmosphere. The ...
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How do you navigate the paradoxes you encounter on the path of personal growth, like have clear goals AND be in the moment? Here are my thoughts.
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If you're off-balance, these may be exactly the reminders you need. #stress   #balance  
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NEW BLOG POST -> Research shows that an early morning increase in stress can continue all the way into the afternoon. You can avoid that by starting your day with a calm morning routine. Here's mine...

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When you start your day with a calm morning routine, ease will naturally punctuate the rest of your day. In fact, research shows that an early morning increase in stress can continue all the way into the afternoon. Best to avoid that, don’t you think? Here’s a peek into my morning routine. I hope it will inspire you to start your day off with ease too. When I Open My Eyes As soon as I open my eyes, I immediately look at my mind and observe what...
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New! - No rest for the wickedly good! I have such amazing things for you to read this week. http://alwayswellwithin.com/2016/09/14/practical-wisdom-links/

Why you can’t achieve life-balance + embracing it all + the courage to take space + blogging/book publishing tips + more.

Many thanks to +Sharon Harding, +Courtney Carver, +Debbie Hampton,
+Cathy Presland + others. I love the depth and helpfulness of your writing.

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Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity of spending 6 days with a sweet group of Brazilians. I don’t want to stereotype Brazilians, but I can say with certainty these particular people were joyful, relaxed, grateful, friendly, and vivacious. I found it so good to get out of my own skin, my own limited vision of …
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What would it be like if you renounced your negative thinking patterns and unhealthy emotional stories? Imagine living fully with ever-expanding insight, awareness, and compassion. This is true #renunciation

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How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. - Annie Dillard, The Writing Life I sometimes wonder if I’m wasting my time and thus wasting my life. My spiritual tradition highlights inspiring tales of renunciants, individuals who have spent multiple years, even decades, in retreat from the ordinary world. These are not just stories from by-gone days. One of my teachers, a New York Times best-selling author, recently returned from...
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NEW BLOG POST - I hope sharing my weight loss success will inspire you, if you would like to lose weight too. #weightloss   #diet  

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I don’t believe that beauty depends on color, size, or shape. Each of us is born with an inherited body type that ranges from skinny to medium build to curvy. The sooner we reject modern propaganda about the perfect size, and embrace our own nature-given physique, the better. This is not easy, I understand. But only you can stop the self-hate and begin to love and accept your body as it is. What better time than right now? So I want to be cle...
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Writer, Mindfulness Guide, and Peace-Loving Introvert
Introduction
I help people who are willing to think deeply and look within find the peace, happiness, and freedom they so deserve.  Read my thought-provoking posts at Always Well Within and enjoy the uplifting and serene ambiance.

My e-course Living with Ease:  21 Days to Less Stress will help you identify your stress triggers and learn how to use mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for creating a happier and healthier life.
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Awards: 100 Top Personal Development Blogs 2014 & 2013, Blogging with Heart Award 2013
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Writer at Always Well Within (dot) com. Mindfulness Guide.
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Writing, Teaching Online Courses, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction
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    Writer, Teacher, 2009 - present
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