Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Dr Patty Mulligan

For several years, I have been practicing mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. In my next few blogs, I will share mindfulness activities that have worked for me that are easy to integrate into your daily life. As You Begin to Think More Mindfully Start by taking short breaks at work or in the middle of your daily routine. Stretch your body … Read More

The Importance of Pets for Your Wellness

Dr. Patty And Trixie Bella On The Beach

Interactions with pets can protect us from certain health problems which are known to be worsened by stress. My dog, Trixie Bella, a female Pomeranian, brings so much joy into my life. She makes me laugh and comforts me when I am sick or upset. Our daily interaction decreases stress in my life and lowers my blood pressure and cholesterol. She … Read More

Mindfulness in Educational Leadership – Stress Reduction for High School Principals

Mindfulness in Educational Leadership Stress Reduction for High School Principals

“School leadership during this Age of Accountability has become more stressful, more political, more complex, and more time-consuming” (Duke, Grogan, & Tucker, 2003, p. 212). According to a recent report, data from several states suggest that only about half of beginning principals will be in that same job after five years. Not only do they leave their beginning placement but … Read More