Wellness Wednesday – the power of the pause

This week I am taking my own advice and taking a pause on my usual Wednesday feature. I have writing assignment due Thursday, and I just completed two projects with Monday deadlines. So because my blog is not "required" for any reason other than my compulsivity (yup, I know), today it shall rest.  I plan … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – the power of the pause

Wellness Wednesday – Self-compassion

I just finished reading Dr. Kristin Neff's book, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. I had received referrals to it from all kinds of other sources, I thought it was high time to read it. I am so glad I did. Neff weaves together aspects of her own story, along with extensive research … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – Self-compassion

Wellness Wednesday – step away from the desk

For those of you out there who work at "desk jobs" where you spend a lot of time at a computer on a typical day, this one is for you. There are days when I am at a keyboard for a long time. Whether doing research for a client, or writing or emailing or on … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – step away from the desk

Wellness Wednesday – What is essential?

How often do you ask yourself the question in your life:  What is essential? Or a variation: what is essential for me right now?  I just listened to the audio book (and am re-listening, because it resonated so much) that many of you minimalists out there probably already know, called "Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less" … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – What is essential?

Wellness Wednesday – pack your snacks

Hello All, While I am traveling, I am reflecting on wellness practices that I use during my trips (anything lasting longer than about 3 days). In situations where you will be navigating time changes, or spending time on trains, where there is some schedule uncertainty, it may be wise to pack some snacks. I am … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – pack your snacks

Wellness Wednesday – cooling the brain

Happy Wednesday! It is time to focus on wellness and I shall return to a topic near and dear to my heart - sleep! I started listening to a course recently on Insight Timer by Jennifer Piercy called "Your Guide to Deeper Sleep." I really like how she describes sleep as a "cooling" of the inflammation … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – cooling the brain