Mind, Body & Spirit

LOVE STRIKES

LOVE STRIKES

By | February 8, 2017 at 3:10 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison If you are a hopeless romantic you will be looking forward to Valentine’s Day with your sweetie. If you are single and ready to mingle, a singles Valentine’s party may be more to your sensibilities. Perhaps you’re exacting a holiday from relationships....

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

EVERYDAY CONFIDENCE

EVERYDAY CONFIDENCE

By | January 25, 2017 at 11:10 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Everyone can relate to experiencing a lack of confidence at one time or another.  We’ve questioned whether or not we can perform a specific task.  Peers, friends, and family may have questioned you on more than one occasion with respect to your...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Evolving Goals

Evolving Goals

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:10 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison The onset of a New Year generally encourages people to set resolutions. Some may prefer to reference these as goals or aspirations. However you define what you would like to achieve in the upcoming year, follow through should be a part of your overall...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

NAUGHTY OR NICE

NAUGHTY OR NICE

By | December 22, 2016 at 10:07 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Have you been naughty or nice in 2016?  You may have grown up hearing this adage during the Christmas season.  If you were naughty you may not expect to find as many presents under the tree.  However, if you were nice you may have a plethora of...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

IT’S A WRAP

IT’S A WRAP

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:20 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison As we draw nearer to the year’s end, I am more passionate about 2017 than I was about 2016. Closing out 2016 feels extraordinary.  It feels exuberant not because the year was not successful but rather it was one of my best years yet.  Therefore, I...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

You Are Enough

You Are Enough

By | December 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison The question begs to many, “Am I enough?”  You are enough if you choose to believe so.  Our self-doubt looms within us lending one to believe we need to measure up to others.  There are days you feel on top of the world.  Perhaps, the...

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OVERCOMMITTED?

OVERCOMMITTED?

By | November 30, 2016 at 3:15 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison You did it again and now you are feeling inundated and frustrated.  Your heart was screaming “no” but you politely acquiesced.  Feeling overcommitted, in what is already a stressful world, will guarantee you living in anguish.  Why do we...

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“THANK YOU”

“THANK YOU”

By | November 22, 2016 at 4:10 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and time of year. Tis’ the season for gratitude, sharing time with loved ones, making memories, and enjoying a delectable meal.  Prior to clicking away on my laptop, I pondered whether or not to share a...

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STRESS LESS

STRESS LESS

By | November 16, 2016 at 8:15 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison As we quickly approach the holidays our stress levels increase. The holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year.  Isn’t this supposed to be a joyous time?  The current hustle and bustle intensifies and it is easy to become...

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Who Needs 6-Pack Abs?

Who Needs 6-Pack Abs?

By | November 9, 2016 at 8:39 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Six-pack abs appears to be a fascination with Americans.  Possessing rock-hard washboard abs is the goal for many.  Truly one should be thinking, how do I maintain the muscles “springy and elastic,” in a well honed state?”  A healthy...

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INTEGRITY

INTEGRITY

By | October 28, 2016 at 12:15 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison One of the most important values your parents could teach you as a child is integrity.  You would think most people would have a great sense of this value. Unfortunately, time and time again I have either experienced or witnessed a lack of this important...

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LIFE’S TESTS

LIFE’S TESTS

By | October 20, 2016 at 8:00 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison In life we are challenged with tests and passing them is a part of never giving up.  Without trials and tribulations we would not prosper.  I am certain you have had circumstances you didn’t believe you could surmount.  Yet, as time passed you were able...

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OPTIMISIM VS. PESSISMISM

OPTIMISIM VS. PESSISMISM

By | October 6, 2016 at 10:24 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison You have likely heard, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity.”  When it comes to optimism, “An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  I have always pursued endeavors with diligence.  Yet, this isn’t to say I haven’t...

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WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

By | September 28, 2016 at 9:00 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison You know the emotions generated when you allow thoughts to swirl in your head. Good, bad, or indifferent. Our minds are powerful. Our thoughts can determine our moods, how we respond to others, and can dictate our day. However, often we allow negative...

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HOT YOGA & YOU

HOT YOGA & YOU

By | September 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Yoga continues to be one of the fastest growing fitness modalities in our Western culture. I reference yoga as a fitness modality because our Western culture has been more partial to adopting this practice for physical reasons. However, once a person maintains...

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THE GIFT OF GIVING

THE GIFT OF GIVING

By | September 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Giving connects us to others. Research shows being magnanimous provides a sense of fulfillment. Also, it provides a sense of well being for all concerned. Giving creates stronger bonds with family and friends. Serving others allows us to connect with our...

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TAKING A LEAP OF FAITH

TAKING A LEAP OF FAITH

By | August 18, 2016 at 4:04 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Fear is generally what precludes us from taking a leap of faith. How often have you desired to make the jump and fear impeded your progress? I would venture you have displayed trepidation when you’ve considered a new venture. I was once told, “When you are...

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SEE IT THROUGH

SEE IT THROUGH

By | August 11, 2016 at 11:10 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison How many times have you commenced a project and neglected to see it through? Too often we miss the opportunity to reach our full potential. We either get sidetracked or it’s likely we fail to believe in ourselves. Perhaps, we believe we can achieve the goal...

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PEACE AND TRUST

PEACE AND TRUST

By | August 3, 2016 at 8:35 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Recently I was asked, “What is it that you want in a friendship or relationship?” I pondered for a moment and then asked, “How much time do you have?” I’m being facetious. I proceeded to list my wants and needs. Fortunately, they were well received...

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WHY YOU SHOULD EAT CAULIFLOWER!

WHY YOU SHOULD EAT CAULIFLOWER!

By | July 21, 2016 at 9:02 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Cauliflower is an inconspicuous vegetable. You may be surprised by the plethora of health benefits this cruciferous veggie packs. Commonly recognized on crudite’s platters, the cousin to broccoli, kale, cabbage and collards, the crunchy vegetable provides...

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RECHARGE & RESET

RECHARGE & RESET

By | July 14, 2016 at 6:40 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison A short hiatus is exactly what I needed. Although, I missed writing each week, I really needed to recharge and reset my batteries. The summer months are the opportune time to gain perspective and reorganize. A one-week vacation to the High Sierra’s to one of...

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Moving Through, Not Stuck!

Moving Through, Not Stuck!

By | June 30, 2016 at 3:20 am | No comments

By: Bronwyn Ison Often times we have heard someone say, “I'm just going through something right now." When we hear these words, we have a tendency to refrain from inquiring what the person in experiencing. Why? Generally, we believe the person must be going through...

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HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME?

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME?

By | June 24, 2016 at 12:12 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Do you feel as though you cannot complete your multiple tasks throughout the day?  You are not alone.  Most people feel overwhelmed by their to-do lists.  It is possible you feel frantic and are wondering how you can get everything accomplished.  Breathe...

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DIGGING DEEP, SOULFULLY

DIGGING DEEP, SOULFULLY

By | June 16, 2016 at 11:17 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Soulfully “Digging Deep” sounds intense, doesn’t it?  This may be just what your soul is ordering.  Dig deep, get raw and get to know one self.  Ahhh, but of course, you already know who you are.  You have it resolved and feel reassured with whom you...

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WHEN IN DOUBT

WHEN IN DOUBT

By | June 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison It is without a doubt we contradict or thoughts.  Doubt is transfixed between two contradictory propositions. We should learn to juxtapose the contradictions.  Doubt is a lack of certainty, trust, and leaves you feeling indecisive.  At some point when you...

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TIME ON TASK

TIME ON TASK

By | May 28, 2016 at 12:45 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Growing up I often heard, “time on task.” Translation: Time on task is the length of time spent actively involved on a task. Most of us are easily distracted in our fast paced society. We are derailed by some of the most miniscule of things and it...

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NO VACANCY

NO VACANCY

By | May 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison In a society which appears to have a plethora of negative influences we often succumb falling victim to others poor attitudes and energy.  Whether it's gossip that provokes your thoughts or a feeling of inadequacy both equate to unhealthy reflections of...

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CELEBRATE YOU

CELEBRATE YOU

By | May 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Celebrating who you are along with possessing a good opinion of yourself will not prove deleterious.  In fact, it could be potentially harmful not to think you are absolutely wonderful.  Yet, let’s not get confused with an exuberant approach.  You want...

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LIVING COURAGEOUSLY

LIVING COURAGEOUSLY

By | May 6, 2016 at 1:19 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Are you living courageously?  While you may think you are doing so, perhaps not?  Living with courage translates into coming face-to-face with your fears.  Facing our fears is daunting.  We may have to work through what we have dusted under the rug.  It...

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

By | April 21, 2016 at 2:19 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison You are not alone when you candidly admit to a broken relationship with a family member, friend, spouse, or potential life-long partner.  We’ve all been wounded at one time or another.  It is possible you have had numerous flawed relationships during your...

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MAINTAINING CONFIDENCE

MAINTAINING CONFIDENCE

By | April 14, 2016 at 12:25 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Confidence may be challenging to maintain if you are comparing yourself to others.  Reality check; regardless of how smart you are, good you look, talented as you are, big your house or fancy your car, there will always be someone that surmounts your...

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SILENCE

SILENCE

By | April 7, 2016 at 2:20 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Silence is extraordinarily powerful.  We need and should remain reticent several times per week.  Embracing silence allows us to gather our thoughts, foster cohesiveness and maintain overall calmness.  There are a couple ways you can observe the topic of...

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JOURNAL: FOR A HEALTHIER YOU!

JOURNAL: FOR A HEALTHIER YOU!

By | March 30, 2016 at 4:26 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Journalizing daily explores the thoughts and feelings encompassing the events of one’s life.  Expressing your thoughts on paper is expedient in your personal growth as well as it relieves stress.  Did you know expressing your thoughts on paper improves...

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DIVINE TIMING

DIVINE TIMING

By | March 24, 2016 at 6:07 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Presumably you may read this weeks article as a sequel to my last.  Previously, I shared with you how we need to demonstrate patience while waiting.  Although, we may not like being delayed by standing in line or sitting at a stoplight, it’s simply a part...

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WHY WAIT?

WHY WAIT?

By | March 17, 2016 at 2:26 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison On two separate occasions today I had cause to ponder the topic of waiting.  The first contemplation about “waiting” was dissimilar than sitting in the lobby at a doctor’s office while helping a friend.  In addition to my waiting, I was stopped by...

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