8 Great Ways to Boost Mindfulness During the Holidays

Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi is a fitness and health advocate who is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

What Dr. Secor Can Say in an Interview on
Mindfulness and the Holidays:

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, but also the busiest and sometimes the most stressful time, too. Interview Dr. Mimi Secor to discuss ways we can all practice mindfulness to reduce stress and be happy and 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.
  2. Slow down. Eating slowly, noticing food colors, smells, and flavors, drinking water between bites, and resting periodically—these things help quiet the mind and take it off the negative.
  3. Aroma therapy. Aroma therapy can rewire our moods, helping us destress, relax, sleep (especially lavender), and feel joy/gratitude.
  4. Do puzzles. The concentration involved can not only help sharpen our brains but also help us stop thinking about sources of stress in our lives.
  5. Practice gratitude. Consciously practicing gratitude on a daily basis can increase our self-awareness and help us get back in touch with what brings us joy.
  6. Positive affirmations. Positive affirmations practiced on a regular basis (i.e., placing sticky notes on a mirror, can help us rewire how we think about ourselves. Examples include, “I am strong,” “I can do this,” and “I am beautiful just the way I am.”
  7. Take up journaling. Journaling regularly can help us gain insight into our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, impulses, relationships, and much more. It is a potent tool for self-improvement and for developing mindfulness.
  8. Give back. Volunteering and performing acts of service help us develop mindfulness by shifting our natural, self-centered ways to focus on helping others less fortunate than ourselves. There is something magical about volunteering and giving to others who are in need. When we reach out to others and empathize with their humanity, we usually get much more back than we give. It warms our hearts, gives us much-needed connectedness with others, and helps us develop and deepen our mindfulness.


Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a Nurse Practitioner, Educator, and Health & Fitness Advocate specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a sought-after national speaker and consultant who has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets and is still actively educating advanced practice clinicians and consumers worldwide. She is the author of the #1 International bestselling book, Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age, and the newest title: Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women! is now available.



Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.

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