Am I Happy?During the course of my husband’s illness, I so longed to hear “How are you doing Adrienne?” Never happened. What I did hear was “So, how’s Steve?” or “How’s treatment going?” or “What’s the next thing they can try?” I got used to it. I was the caregiver, and by...
Showing the “self” some love (in the smallest of gestures)In the early Brooklyn morning, I slide out of bed careful not to wake my partner. Donning a hooded sweatshirt I walk down the hall to the living room and stand by the street side window absorbing the day in wait. I take my seat. My eyes gently shut. I notice the...
How to “trick” your brain into calm and positive thoughts
The way you breathe affects the patterns of your thoughts. Here’s how to “trick” your brain into calm and positive thinking.
Practicing Happiness: Gifting Your Mind a Breath of Fresh Air
The small things in life do matter and the few minutes to yourself are worth it.
Pause and Breathe: The Value of Simple Reminders When Caregiving
When we can’t shift the content of what’s on our plate or what our daily schedule looks like, we can at least pay attention to how we’re relating to these activities.
Three Breathing Secrets: Beyond Simply Staying Alive
Learning how to work with my breath has saved my psyche and nurtured my heart.