Accidental Mindfulness

There is something about sunrises, isn’t there? Here in the south of France, they can be spectacular, especially on a frosty winter’s morning. I had fed the hungry hordes and was standing at my kitchen counter; with a steaming cup of coffee in my hands. Suddenly, while I deeply inhaled the deliciously-additive aroma and looked …

It All Starts With Coffee…

Getting up in the not-so-sunny south of France during the winter might not be as challenging as it is in Antarctica, but it has its inconveniences. Especially, if you have a hungry horde, or more specifically, a hungry herd, traipsing through the mud, making as much noise as possible, from sunrise every morning. I had …

Stress Management Made Easy: Creating Sanctuaries

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations so disturbing that no matter how hard we have worked at self-development, no matter how many self-help books we have read , no matter how many courses we took about effective stress management, we feel overwhelmed. Lost. Those times when you feel as if you are being tossed about …

Coping With Stress By Helping Others Cope With Stress

This sounds like an oxymoron. Could you possibly help someone else cope with their stress when you feel totally overwhelmed by the amount of stress you have to deal with yourself? The answer to that question is Yes, you can. Until recently, I firmly believed that to help others, you should at least be fairly …

Two Surprisingly Easy Ways To Manage Stress

For those stressful days when you cannot think of anything that could possibly make you feel grateful I have recently applied to become a writer for a Medium publication called A Few Words. The publication is called A Few Words because each post is limited to 500 words or less. Most of my posts are …