Category: Life

Life Lately: Our First Weeks in Edinburgh

Well, I’m here. We did it. I am officially a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. As are my husband and two cats, Marcellus Wallace and Kiara Mala. The four of us are easing into a somewhat normal routine after putting nearly everything we own into storage (AKA various generous family member’s basements). Though, we haven’t actually

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Start Meditating With These 5 Simple Steps

Did you know you don’t have to be a spiritual guru or even have any prior experience to start practicing meditation? Meditation is for everybody. If you can sit still for a few moments and breathe – you can meditate. Yes, it really is that simple. Meditation can train the mind just as exercise can train

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A Weekend in Inverness

Our weekend in the Scottish Highlands: Inverness, Loch Ness, Glen Affric, and Aviemore. Our first week in Scotland has been a total blur. But we’re here, alive, and well — though a bit disoriented and jet lagged. The cats, however, seem to be adjusting quite nicely to their new home. I’m already back to work,

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Mindfulness: What It Is & How to Practice It

This post was originally published at MotivateHealth.com. By definition, mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them — without believing, for instance, that there’s a right or wrong way to think or

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Are You Addicted to Technology?

This week we’re talking tech. The average person will spend more than five years of their lifetime on social media, according to a recent study. That’s five years sitting in front of a screen typing, scrolling or browsing. If you’re worried about your amount of technology usage or if you want to spend less time online and more

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