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mindfulness

Fresh thoughts: 3 straightforward steps to stop overthinking everything

Why did I say that? Ugh. I never say anything right.What did she mean by that?Did I do something to offend him? He didn’t speak to me today.I need to pick up eggs, milk, and cookies for the class party tomorrow. Wait, what was I supposed to do after the meeting tomorrow? I hope I do not forget something. The list goes on and on. Instead of being able to rest at night or enjoy being present, you are trapped in your thoughts of what you could have, would have, or should have done. One thought starts to snowba[...]

A Heart Issue: 3 simple ways to manage stress

Five years ago, with slurred speech, numbness in my arm, and difficulty breathing, I was admitted to the emergency room. All the signs of a heart attack. Surely, this wasn’t happening. I was only 35. But it was. Living with high levels of stress was putting my entire body and life at risk. After much care and tests, the doctors were able to rule out a heart attack, but not without warning. Looking at me, the doctor said words that changed my life. “Whatever you are not dealing with in your life is killi[...]