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Gratefulness Reset Button Exercise for Calm

You can do this anywhere, anytime. Gratefulness and appreciation of things like beauty, nature and witnessed or received acts of kindness switch our neural circuits. It’s like changing the channel on the radio from a dire news story to a…
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Simple Grounding Exercise

Comfortably seated, close your eyes and wiggle your sitsbones. Now imagine your feet on grassy earth. Breathe deep. Let go with a sigh. ⁣ ⁣ Inwardly track your body for a pleasurable sensation—the chair supporting your back, the feel of…
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You Matter

    You matter. You have always mattered. Let the dust settle that contains all the reasons you thought you didn’t matter. Ah!–there is your gem self! Welcome home, my love, welcome home.  Here’s a self-friendly compassionate perspective to help … Continue
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Take-Anywhere, Awesome Reset Practice

The Body says: I am a fiesta.   -Eduardo Galeano  Here’s an easy practice to press your reset button. It quickly gets your brain and body producing harmony-hormones instead of stress-hormones.  Take-Anywhere, Awesome Reset Practice: Big stretch Yawn Sigh out loud…
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Send You Love In The Morning

One of the first songs I ever wrote arrived in my heart and mind when I was on a wilderness quest in Death Valley many years ago. It’s called Send You Love. You can find the words below. I send…
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For Dyslexics—You Are Amazing!

By Kathleen Dunbar, CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Hakomi Therapist  You’re dyslexic? Wow! That means you have some amazing gifts! The planet needs your unique brilliance!  If you’d rather listen to the article than read, there are audio…
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Coming Home To Your Untarnishable Golden Self

All your choices have brought you to this moment. You did the best you could. Thank the voices that criticize you by telling them “I know you’re only trying to help.” I mean it–really do this–thank them! That’s an audacious…
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Share Fav Recipes With Friends!

Change up your dinner plans by emailing your favorite recipes with friends! I’m gluten free, but hands down these are the best brownies I’ve ever had, gluten or no gluten.  Paleo Brownies a la Yum!  1 cup blanched almond flour…
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Stop and Smell the Roses

When you literally stop and smell the roses, your heart lifts, and your brain and body give you feel-good signals that help shift the rest of your day. Where are the roses for you? Here’s a photo of my neighbors’…