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Micheline Nader says: Let the Dolphin Dance guide you

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Conscious awareness is something that many of us only dream of—if we’ve heard of it at all. But that state of self-understanding seems closer than ever, thanks to Micheline Nader’s new book, The Dolphin’s Dance: Discover Yourself Through a Powerful 5 Step Journey into Conscious Awareness (Balboa Press, 2015). Her self-help guide is designed to allow people to tap into their inner selves through an easy-to-follow five step process, called the DANCE. BookTrib sat down to talk with Nader about conscious awareness and her own path to discovering her true self: BookTrib: Can you explain exactly what your five-stage “DANCE” process entails? Micheline Nader: The five-stage process follows the acronym DANCE. The first stage is about discovering emotions. The second stage…

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Barb Schmidt Asks: When was the last time you did nothing?

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Sitting doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, sitting alone with your thoughts can be extremely therapeutic. If you’re looking for answers; if you want a stronger sense of self; if you desire an inner calmness you’ve failed to obtain, you need to listen to Barb Schmidt’s latest TEDx talk in Boca Raton. Schmidt has been involved in spirituality for the past thirty years as she promotes the concepts of “plugging into you” and “sitting with yourself.” It goes beyond the relatively simple concept of meditation; it’s about understanding ourselves and gaining a greater awareness of our own thoughts. Schmidt, founder of Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life, Zen Ed and Zen Sports, promotes the virtue of the self care. As she…

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Barb Schmidt has a de-stressing strategy for the holidays with The Practice

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So it’s Thanksgiving again, and the entire family is over for dinner. Uncle Phil has had a little too much wine. Your teenage daughter is fighting with you over seeing her boyfriend, who you can’t stand. Grandpa is on a rant over the Republicans (or is it the Democrats?).  And there’s a wild herd of kids upstairs, their thundering shoes carrying them from one room to the other and back again. Is it New Year’s yet? As much as we love the holidays and our families, this time of year can be tremendously stressful. More than ever, this is a period when we need to stop, breath and take care of ourselves. So says Barb Schmidt, spiritual coach, businesswoman, philanthropist…

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