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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7 Ways We Can Strive for Happiness During the Current Pandemic

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Trauma, Dr. Cira worked with hundreds of people on how to increase happiness in their lives, even after they experience the unthinkable.  We all have a certain happiness set-point, but there are things we can do to encourage our set-points to move in a better direction.

During the current pandemic our stress and anxiety is at a high. Although there are many aspects of this crisis that is out of our control, there are still strategies we can employ to keep this in check and experience happiness.
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Hate Your Life? How to Cope When You’re Feeling Discouraged

Interview with Dr. Colleen Cira:

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

Talking Points from Dr. Cira
On How to Cope When You’re Feeling Discouraged:

 

Why People Hate (Or Believe They Hate) Their Lives 

There are so many reasons for this. A history of childhood adversity, toxic stress and/or trauma, a difficult season in their life, a genetic predisposition to experience mood disturbance, experiencing microaggressions, marginalization or oppression due to racism, patriarchy, sexism, or homophobia. The list goes on and on and on.  

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Establishing Morning Routines Can Boost Mood & Energy

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D. on the Importance of Morning Routines.

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and is also a mother of two—so she is also and expert in scheduling and maximizing one of our dearest resources—time! As millions of families are getting ready to go back to school and all the chaos that comes with this, daily routines are important and can really help us to start our days off in the best way, so we can be our best selves.

A morning routine is amazing for so many things, including giving your mood and energy levels a boost.  Here’s why:

1. Our brains LOVE routine.  The less work our brains have to do, the happier our brains are, so routines feel really good to most of us.  So having some routines in our lives is a really lovely way to conserve energy for more complicated parts of our day.

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Suffering From Summertime Blues? 6 Strategies to Feel Happier

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health, PC. She is an anxiety and trauma expert as well as a consultant, supervisor, speaker, writer and advocate.

Talking points for an interview on summer depression:


For people who are vulnerable to depression, summer can make people feel better (sunshine! fun plans! vacations!) BUT Summer can also sometimes make people feel worse, especially if they are comparing themselves to others who seem to be living their best life during these warm weather months.

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