Wellness Group

Do “The Work” and Stress Will Leave You

It has been a little over three years ago that our Wellness Group met Dr. Steven Wengel and Maureen O’Donnell at an information session on Stress Management. They both helped me to begin my meditation practice and I would not have achieved my current level of calm without their help. In the beginning I struggled to clear my mind for five minutes. My brain was like dropped… Continue Reading

You Can Practice Mindfulness in as Little as 15 Minutes a Day

Harvard Health Publications – Published this Article and it is full of great tips to begin your practice or recharge your current practice. It offers more great apps for your guided pleasure.   Photo Credit: Created and presented by Harvard Health Publications


I invite you to wake-down. Waking down is a term used by Bill Epperly, PhD and he has a great website devoted to the practice of mindful meditation. Guide yourself into a restful meditation with one of his methods or try them all. Continuing to practice is key. You may feel it isn’t helping, but you will reach you Ah-HA moment. http://www.billepperly.com/resources/guided-meditations/ Until next time,… Continue Reading

Calm – The App

Are you struggling with your Mindfulness Practice? If so I found a great little app simply called: Calm Calm is available for iPhones or Androids. Or you can visit the Calm website for more resources. There are programs to get you started, timer options, and tranquil scenes to choose from. Set a daily intention. Until next time live well and do stuff, Tamara

Selected Resources for Mindfulness

Some selected resources if you want to learn more about the practice of mindfulness. Websites www.relaxationresponse.org :  Dr Herbert Benson’s web site which includes a link to instructions for eliciting the Relaxation Response. http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/mindfulness/resources/ : University of Wisconsin’s Family Medicine web site which has a wealth of resources on mindfulness, especially geared for health care workers. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medstaffwellbeing : University of California Davis physician well-being committee… Continue Reading