Using a Mindful Spirit to Avoid Holiday Exhaustion

December 07, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Avoid holiday exhaustion.    There is something about the warm buzz of the winter holidays that makes us want to give.  It’s a wonderful feeling to find that special thing for someone we care about or to know we’ve warmed a heart.  We want to show our appreciation and share the “spirit” of Christmas. This […]

Are you ready to surrender?

November 30, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Are you ready to surrender? Surrender to the sacristy of your body, without the captivity of the mind? Are you ready to allow yourself to reach a new level of relaxation all while finding your inner self-connectedness? So are you ready to surrender? This type of yoga is saving people of all body types, of […]

You deserve to be free from the captivity of your mind: Meditation

November 17, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

We’ve all heard about the new research, showing meditation is not only be used to help create coping skills for feelings, but it can also physically change the brain. We’ve all had that thought of wanting to start meditation, thinking, “how hard can it be”? After about 2 minutes of sitting on the floor, uncomfortable, […]

Mindful Eating Around the Holidays

November 16, 2016 | By Juline Mosser

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It’s November and the holiday seasonal floodgates have opened. The news, magazines, headlines are laden with catchy phrases like, “Keep off the holiday bulge with these easy steps”, “The diet to help you drop pounds and look your best by the New Year”.  A combination of these […]

Rebuilding Trust in Your Relationship

November 01, 2016 | By Juline Mosser

Is it possible to rebuild trust within a relationship? Yes!! Relationships thrive when partners are able to be themselves, feel supported, be vulnerable and trust their partner. When those expectations are not met, trust is broken. We are all aware of the more common violations of trust, infidelity, lying, etc. However, there are an endless […]

Radical Self-Care

October 03, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

We talk a lot about the importance of self-care.  Chances are you can list many of the components of self-care – adequate sleep, a healthy diet, a healthy balance of work and play and so forth.  The components become a mindless mantra on what we know we should do, but yet never get done.  Life […]

Meet the Practitioners: Tanna Kelley

August 18, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

Meet one of our newest yoga practitioners: Tanna Kelley. Tanna has been consistently practicing since 2009 when she first found and realized the benefits of yoga. The benefits and therapeutic touch she found from yoga inspired her to attend teacher training to because a yoga instructor. While in teacher training, she realized how important the […]

“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, […]

Applying Mindfulness to Work

June 13, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

My experience in Duke’s Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare this past year has been an enriching experience.  One of the many benefits is how this program has helped me enhance our programs for companies and larger groups in utilizing mindfulness as a leadership and management tool. Below you will find a link to a Case Study […]

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