Top 10 Ways to Boost Mindfulness for Greater Wellness

Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is Nurse Practitioner from the Boston area. She has been specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years, is a national speaker and consultant, and is an international bestselling author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life At Any Age.

 

We need more mindfulness in our lives more than ever. . .

Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Being present and in the moment means we put aside any negative thoughts about the past or worries about the future—and just be. Thousands of studies have linked physical and mental benefits to mindfulness.

Here are 10 great ways to practice mindfulness in our everyday lives:

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Top 10 Tips for Relaxing After a Long Workday

Interview Dr. Mimi Secor and she can discuss and expand on the following Top 10 tips for relaxation:

  1. Avoid caffeine during your work shift, especially near the end of the shift.
  2. Exercise earlier in the day. Regular exercise can promote sleep, however working out too close to bedtime can make it challenging to unwind and fall asleep. Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Relaxing After a Long Workday”

4 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp Right Now

Interview:Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Some Talking Points from Carol Barkes
on How to Keep Your Mind Sharp
Like our bodies, as we age it is important to keep our minds as healthy as can be. Here are some actionable science-based suggestions that can accomplish this and help slowdown the aging process in the brain:

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8 Great Ways to Boost Mindfulness During the Holidays

Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor is Nurse Practitioner from the Boston area. She has been specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years, is a national speaker and consultant, and is an international bestselling author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life At Any Age.

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, but also the busiest and sometimes the most stressful time, too. Add a pandemic, and there is a real recipe for anxiety. Interview Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, to discuss ways we can all practice mindfulness to not only reduce stress, but also be happy and be able to share and affect others in more positive ways.

  1. Be Creative. Getting lost in any arts and crafts taps into our human creativity, reduces stress, and recharges us so we can be more empathetic with ourselves and others.
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5 Ways to Stay Calm and Cool When Flying This Summer

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with anxiety and phobias, including aviophobia (fear of flying).

There are several things you can do to combat your nerves around flying:

Prep work

The preparation you do for your flight is more important than what you do when you’re actually on the plane! Don’t dismiss these just because they are not in the moment:

1. Imaginal rehearsal. This is the idea that you would picture in your head EXACTLY how you would want it to go. Picture in your minds eye, leaving for the airport, checking in, going through security, boarding, taking off, etc all in a perfectly calm way. Picture yourself using your tools and skills and having it go amazingly well. This is exactly what professional athletes do before big games: they set their expectations, which primes the brain to comply. Good stuff.

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