Mental Yoga Week #25: Clear Your Mind/Mini Meditation


Holidays are hectic.  Even when sales are down due to recession, holidays are hectic.  So this week’s Mental Yoga exercise is about quieting your mind. You may already be a meditation or yoga practitioner.  In that case, this exercise will be easy for you.  You don’t have to spend an hour-and-a-half in lotus position to … More Mental Yoga Week #25: Clear Your Mind/Mini Meditation

Mental Yoga Week #8- Read Mental Floss


One of my clients turned me on to this really cool magazine for those who need fairly regular mental stimulation.  http://www.mentalfloss.com/ The magazine’s tagline is “where knowledge junkies get their fix.” The periodical is an odd combination of articles about the origins of things, like this month’s well known medications in your drug cabinet; brain … More Mental Yoga Week #8- Read Mental Floss

Mental Yoga Week #7: Practice Long Division in Your Head


I learned this one from artist/teacher/hypnotist/friend Zebe Pearsall who teaches students how to balance left and right brains.  (You can read other methods for brain hemisphere balancing throughout this blog.) Zebe says she learned to use this technique when she found herself getting overly emotional (especially angry to the point of tears) in situations where … More Mental Yoga Week #7: Practice Long Division in Your Head

The Science of Happiness: Getting in the Flow of Your Life


Almost 20 years ago, a Hungarian psychology professor, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, published his ground-breaking work, ‘Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.’  I’ve been a fan of Csikszentmihalyi, (“chick-send-me-high-ee”) ever since that time. According to “flow” theory:   people are most happy when they are in a state of flow— a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity … More The Science of Happiness: Getting in the Flow of Your Life