Executive Director's Blog

Executive Director’s Blog

It’s Hard to Feel SAD in Sedona!

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It’s Hard to Feel SAD in Sedona! Some of us, especially young people, find that they experience an intensification of depressive symptoms during the fall or winter.  This seasonal occurrence is stronger for those living in northern regions, such as New England, and less so for those living in balmier climes, such as Florida. Seasonal…

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Getting Better by Giving Back

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Getting Better by Giving Back “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Sir Winston Churchill Years later, we are discovering that Churchill was right, and giving to others creates more health and happiness than acquiring wealth or possessions. It is not only good for society…

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Moving Through the Holidays With Minimal Stress and Maximum Mindfulness

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The holidays are supposed to be a time when we enjoy family and friends, and when we think about the joys of both giving and receiving. However, for many of us, there is a big problem with that phrase, “supposed to be.” The media projections of happy people singing carols while snow drifts gently down…

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WHAT MAKES RED MOUNTAIN SEDONA UNIQUE

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When considering an after-care program for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to find the right fit. After-care is generally a long-term commitment, usually six to nine months, and you don’t want to end up somewhere that will make you miserable. If you do, it’s likely that you will find yourself going back to…

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RED MOUNTAIN SEDONA

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Not many of us trip and fall over the dining table. We trip on the little obstacles that we didn’t see. We worry and plan for the big things. We celebrate the big things. We have learned to ignore the little things. Our bad habits, addictions, whatever, depend on us not paying attention to the…

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I LIKE TO UNDERSTAND WORDS

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I like to understand words, to take them apart and get to the root of what was intended. Lately, I’ve been contemplating, and feeling, “REJECTION.” The word “REJECT” means, “To throw back or away.” To be rejected is to be thrown away. Wow, yes, that is certainly what it feel like. Doesn’t it? Rejection comes…

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RED MOUNTAIN SEDONA TURNS 1!

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It is amazing what can happen in one year! 365 days to live, breathe, create, grow, sit and do nothing, or sit and do everything. On this day last year, October 12, 2014, Red Mountain Sedona officially opened its doors and my vision of some 15 years became a reality. I remember the day clearly.…

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