by Deborah Metzger There is no doubt that the pandemic and subsequent lock-down has been a challenge for everyone. If the inconvenience of closing businesses is all that we have had to deal with we should count ourselves very fortunate. Unfortunately for many of us this year has been much more challenging. And though there… Continue reading Mindfulness in the Continuing Pandemic
Though the holiday may officially mean something else, Thanksgiving is known as a day of overindulgence verging on gluttony. And not only with food, but with drink and shopping, too. It may be the day when we are encouraged to give in to most of our vices under the guise of giving thanks for what… Continue reading Tips to Avoid Overindulging
By Lauren Swanekamp, HC, RYT, AADP Thanksgiving is almost here and it is a great time to celebrate family and reflect on what we are grateful for. However, it’s also a holiday that can encourage overeating of unhealthy foods. If you are tired of the bloat, fatigue and blood sugar crash that accompany this holiday, here are… Continue reading 5 Tips for a Mindful and Healthy Thanksgiving
by Deborah Metzger If the thought of meditation conjures up sitting in a lotus position for hours or chanting something unintelligible with knees screaming and legs falling asleep, let’s dispel that myth right now! The fact is that most of us cannot sit still for even a nanosecond without time traveling in our minds –… Continue reading Daunted by Meditation? Try Eating a Raisin!
By Lauren Swanekamp One of the biggest themes of the holidays is giving to others, doing for others, and spending time with friends and family. It’s a beautiful time of year for giving and being thankful, however, many of us go slightly overboard with this theme and end up exhausted, resentful and just plain burnt… Continue reading Find Relaxation this Holiday Season
By Deborah Metzger, Owner and Director Humans have been making – and breaking – New Year’s Resolutions for thousands of years. Improvements in health are perennial favorites: losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more, and taking time for relaxation, are likely to top many people’s lists. Unfortunately, research and surveys show that a small minority of… Continue reading Worried About Breaking Your New Year’s Resolutions? Try Thinking Like a Yogi
by Deborah Metzger, Founder and Director, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health Town Topics August 2011 Are you constantly thinking about things that happened today, yesterday or last week? Are you fixated on planning for the future – preparing for a day when things will miraculously be “better”? If you’re like most people, even as… Continue reading Three (Healthy) Ways to Cope with Stress
By Deborah Metzger I find that most people are their own worst critic; they are tougher on themselves than anyone else. We beat ourselves up over things that we would tell someone else is OK to have done or not done. We analyze situations and think over and over what we “should have, could have… Continue reading Go Ahead, Be Yourself!
by Deborah Metzger The Courier News and Home News Tribune, October 5th, 2010 The practice of mindfulness can improve physical, emotional and mental health. Though this claim isn’t brand new, it is one that Americans should listen to. Research supports the claims that mindfulness helps with such challenges as anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, sleep… Continue reading Become mindful of the moment
It isn’t always easy, but being mindful can make all the difference. As women, we know all about stress. From running a household to working, from chauffeuring children and coordinating extracurricular activities to business meetings, from trying to keep up with friends to trying to keep up with your family, from making sure the bills… Continue reading Stress Less – Seriously!