Author Archives: Sofia Reddy

About Sofia Reddy

I’m a busy Mom, wife, social worker and teacher. As a mental health therapist, I have worked with clients to help them manage their recovery with mindful stress management and self-care. To manage my own stress, I practice mindfulness and meditation and am passionate about teaching it to others. I provide self-care workshops and presentations on strategies to prevent burnout amongst working professionals trying to balance multiple roles and responsibilities. I’m also a volunteer meditation instructor with New Leaf Meditation Project, a community dedicated to helping beginners learn about meditation and wellness for free. As caregivers, perhaps we’ve learned that we need to put others’ needs ahead of our own, but that is a quick path to burnout. It is also important that we make time to take care of ourselves. When I’m not working or blogging, I enjoy exploring new hiking trails and going on day trips with my 2 rambunctious children and awesome hubby. For self-care I meditate, journal, read, and practice yoga. I would love to hear from you! Join our community on Facebook @Sofiasanctuary *Please note: the information presented on this blog is not meant to replace professional healthcare. Always consult with a healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns regarding your health. The views expressed here are solely my opinions and suggestions, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the mental health or educational facilities in which I work.

Managing stress with mindful eating

Quote of the Day: “When walking, walk. When eating, eat.” ~ rashaski · Zen Proverb Reflection: One of our major struggles in modern day life is trying to do too much in a short amount of time. Often what is … Continue reading

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Managing stress with mindful connections

“Have you offered your presence to the person you love? Are you so busy that you cannot be there for that person? If you are a father or a mother, or a partner, generate your own presence, because that is … Continue reading

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When stress levels go up, take a mindful breath

Beach Day at the Cape, MA ~Photo by Sofia Reddy When I feel my stress levels start to creep up I imagine this beautiful day at the beach and look forward to my next escape.  I’ve been listening to a … Continue reading

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