At Home and Abroad


Looking Out for Number One: A Mindful Exchange with Fabio Fernandes, Mindfulness Coach & Founder of Resting Bell Wellness

Season 1, Ep. 9

All is calm. All is bright. Or is it?

Tis the season of joy and merriment, but for many of us, it can also be a time of stress, over-indulgence and frought family festivities.

In this episode, we learn to embrace the nice over the naughty so we may remain hale and hearty enough to enjoy the holiday hoopla.

Reiki master and mindfulness coach, Fabio Fernandes of Resting Bell Wellness leads us in a mindfulness exercise and shares strategies that will safeguard our spirits sturdiness during the holidays and throughout the year.

Tune out the hustle and bustle for a moment, and hark these happy tidings of self care and wellness!

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Season 1, Ep. 20
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Season 1, Ep. 19
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