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Julie Luzarraga

Mindful Moment: Not Busy

July 18, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

It used to be that when we asked someone “how are you?” the typical response was “fine.”  Now, the typical response is “busy,” accompanied by a slightly crazed look which could be either anxiety or excitement.   It’s often hard to tell.  Either way, the crazed look and feeling is coming from stress hormones that accompany […]

Managing Stress-NEW Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

July 16, 2016 | By Theresa O'Halloran

MBSR classes at Omaha Integrative Care are taught by Dr. Theresa O’Halloran, LIMHP who is counselor and mindfulness practitioner. She was trained in the teaching of MBSR by the UCSD Center for Mindfulness and is in the teacher certification program. Next classes start: August 31st on Wednesdays 6-8:30 PM September 30th on Fridays 1-3:30 PM Space […]

Mindful Moment: Practicing Peace

July 11, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Our world is in need of peaceful action.  We are wounded and scared.  Whether you have watched 1 hour or 20 hours of news in the last few weeks does not matter.  The heaviness is pervasive.  Like sponges, we absorb the fear and anxiety of so many.  It can be hard to know how to […]

What’s your Yoga?

July 06, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

You’ve probably heard that there are many physical and emotional health benefits from a regular yoga practice.  Dr. McCall writes about 38 benefits in this Yoga Journal article.  But, if you’re like many people, yoga can actually feel intimidating.  You may worry that you aren’t “bendy” enough or that the relaxation will be weird.  You may […]

Mindful Moment: The passing of time

July 04, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

We live in a culture obsessed with time.  We’re either trying to make time go by faster by distracting ourselves or slow it down by trying to cram too much into every second of the day.  How often do you find yourself either wishing for more time – “if only I had an extra hour […]

We’re hiring!

June 27, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Omaha Integrative Care is currently seeking qualified candidates to join our integrative team.  We are looking for a certified medical assistant and an evening/weekend front desk associate for our busy practices.  The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about providing high level care and customer service in a holistic clinic.  Please job the descriptions […]

Mindful Moment: Success

June 27, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

We usually think of mindfulness as a how-to practice to get us to success. Mindfulness supports making positive changes like dieting or quitting smoking.  A mindfulness practice can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression and improve creativity, concentration and memory.  But, what about when we reach that moment of feeling successful? Why would mindfulness be a good practice once the hard […]

Celebrate International Day of Yoga

June 21, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

  International Day of Yoga was brought about recently by the United Nations General Assembly. This day was picked on the 21st of June, as it is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, or known as summer solstice, and this day shares significance in other parts of the world. This day was created to […]

Mindful Moment: Cool down with your breath

June 20, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

  As temperatures rise this week use your breath to cool down.  When we practice mindfulness the body naturally begins to cool down. Bringing attention to one thing, without judgment engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which is like putting the brakes on internally.  When we’re hot physically or even emotionally hot and bothered, mindfulness can […]

“You have cancer” . . . now what?

June 18, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

“You have cancer.”  When spoken, these three words seem to linger in the air and then slowly begin to permeate every cell of your being.  It can leave you speechless, unable to breathe or move – some might call this “shock.”  Before the proclamation, you were many things…a husband, wife, daughter, sister, engineer, runner…now, instantly, […]

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