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4 Mindfulness Exercises for a New You in 2019

Posted by zcsirkin on January 1, 2019

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Well folks, it’s that time again! Time to look forward to a fresh start as we see what this year has in store for us. As we say goodbye to 2018 and say hello to 2019, keep these mindfulness exercises in mind if you want this year to be even better than the last. Meditation Meditation is one of the simplest exercises that you can practice in your spare time. It can last as long

How to Acknowledge Then Silence the Fearful Inner Critic in Your Brain with 3 Enlightening Mindfulness Techniques

Posted by zcsirkin on December 3, 2018

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We all have a voice inside our heads that tells us we’re not good enough. Some of the mindfulness techniques that I help clients learn deal this exact problem. “I can’t do this,” the voice says. “I’ll never get what I want.” “I’m not smart enough.” “Why even try?” This is your inner critic, and, as much as it gets in the way of your goals, it’s only trying to protect you. When you want

Confidence in the Workplace Training? Experts Suggest This ONE Thing

Posted by zcsirkin on November 1, 2018

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As a life coach who has helped many professionals manage their career goals and realize their ambitions, I’ve seen plenty of cases of low confidence. All people lack confidence at one point or another, and what I can tell you is that it is possible to feel self-assured, even for those who have never felt it before. What people need is a little bit of confidence in the workplace training to give themselves the boost

How Does Chronic Stress Cause Weight Gain? It’s Not the Stress-Eating

Posted by zcsirkin on October 30, 2018

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People who suffer from chronic stress know one thing for sure: stress is no fun if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. According to a report published in Cell Metabolism this year, when stress is chronic, fat cells form at a higher rate than normal. You can thank a certain type of hormone called glucocorticoids (say that five times fast), which run rampant when we’re stressed out. I know from experience, and from what

3 Mindfulness Tips to Prevent Your Phone from Blocking REAL Connections

Posted by zcsirkin on September 15, 2018

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When I first thought of writing this blog, I didn’t know whether a few mindfulness tips would be enough to combat the ever-growing hold that our smartphones have on us today. The numbers just seemed too steep. Only two years ago in 2016, 77 percent of adults in the U.S. owned a smartphone. Smartphone use seems to begin earlier and earlier, with a whole generation using phones and tablets from as young as three years