Tag: mindfulness

Stepping into Mindfulness

woman walkingMany women juggle multiple roles — wife, mother, daughter, friend, employee, boss — any one of which can be stressful enough. Layer on a few additional responsibilities since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, like working from home, homeschooling kids, and keeping the peace, and, well, it’s not unusual for stress levels to go into overload.

The good news is that there’s something you can do to help ease stress. It costs nothing and can be accomplished in just a few minutes.

The Power of Mindfulness in Your Everyday Life

stressed out woman at work

How has mindfulness affected your health and mental outlook? Share in the comment section.

Simply-Women-logo How many balls do you have in the air today? As women, we’re often juggling kids, a job, a spouse, a home, aging parents and more.

Multitasking on so many fronts can be enormously stressful. Stress, in turn, can contribute to a host of health problems. 

Have a Very, Merry Mindful Holiday

mindful mind full holidaysGuest Blogger: Patti Holland, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The holiday season is upon us! This time of year offers so much … as does every moment really. For many people, this can be a festive time spent with family and friends. For some, however, this can be a time of heightened loneliness. And for most of us, what is intended as a time of joy and celebration can quickly become one of overwhelm and stress. We may go between thoughts of too much (to do, to cook, too many people in this house!) or too little (money, time, patience, no one in the house). We may find ourselves riding one wave of emotion after another. Excitement gives way to exhaustion, joy gives way to sadness.

It doesn’t have to be this way.