Life may throw us for a loop sometimes but it is always within our power, to choose how we respond and where we put our focus. Changing your focal point, even for a few minutes can help you calm and get centered. Here’s a simple centering exercise: Allow one of your senses (sight, sound, smell, taste) to take center stage of your awareness. Choose something to focus exclusively on for two minutes (i.e. how a flower smells, how the mountaintops peak thru the clouds, how the air feels against your skin, the sound of running water in a fountain, your body sitting in a chair, etc.) keep saying “I’m aware of”….and allow yourself to become aware of everything you notice about the experience for 2 minutes. . You’ll be amazed how quickly you relax and unwind.