201, 2017

Closing out 2016

By |January 2nd, 2017|Goal Setting, Grief, Self care, Spirit, Stress|1 Comment

I spend a lot of time on Facebook. I know, shocking, right!

My Facebook feed has been inundated with status updates about how horrible the year has been to people. This is followed by how glad people will be to see the end of it and how much they want 2017 to be better.

There has been […]

2012, 2014

Speak your Truth

By |December 20th, 2014|Mental Health, Self care, Spirit, Stress, Wellness|2 Comments

Do you ever feel like you need to stay quiet to keep the peace? Do you feel like you can’t let people know how you feel? Do you ever wonder what actually happens within yourself when you hold your tongue and refrain from speaking the things that are important to you?

I want to share this […]

3011, 2014

Celebrating Stress

By |November 30th, 2014|neuroscience, Self care, Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

Celebrations and stress are not usually words we see together. However today they are. Because today, we made it!

It is officially November 30, 2014. Which means that this is the final day of the NaBloPoMo challenge, and our series on stress.

And the National Blog Posting Month has definitely been a challenge! Probably not in the […]

2911, 2014

Manage stress simply

By |November 29th, 2014|Self care, Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

We’re almost at the end of the month so today I wanted to discuss how you manage your stress. If there is one thing I have learned as I make mistake after mistake in managing my own stress, it’s that simple is always better. Follow the KISS principle (keep it super simple), and you won’t […]

2811, 2014

Listening to Stress

By |November 28th, 2014|Self care, Stress, Wellness|2 Comments

For today’s post I’d like to thank a good friend of mine for assisting me with some ideas and brainstorming for the innovative analogy that we are about to share with you all. Please join me in applauding Libby! 🙂

I want to talk with you about the signals stress provides, to tell you that you […]

2711, 2014

Stress and Laughter

By |November 27th, 2014|Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

I want to discuss laughter and how it’s related to the stress response. Can we use it as a tool to manage our stress?

We’ve already discussed a lot of stuff about how the brain and body are impacted by stress. We have learned about the activation of the stress response and how our heart rate, […]

2611, 2014

Stress, alpha and beta

By |November 26th, 2014|Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

With only 4 days left of November, we’re on the downhill sprint of this NaBloPoMo challenge and our focus on stress. It’s been an exciting ride!

I want to finish off the month with a few posts that will help you all to integrate everything we’ve discussed over the month, and our final post will celebrate […]

2511, 2014

Stress and Glorious Food

By |November 25th, 2014|neuroscience, Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

What is food to you?

Many people would respond with words such as nutrition, fuel, sustenance, energy, life force, nourishment.

Others would say comfort, stress reduction, safety, security, crutch, solace, home.

Which would you choose? I know that for much of my life I have been the second.

The school you feel you belong to says a lot about […]

2411, 2014

Eat food, not feelings

By |November 24th, 2014|Grief, Stress, Wellness|0 Comments

2311, 2014

Stress and Movement

By |November 23rd, 2014|Mental Health, neuroscience, Stress, Weight management|0 Comments

Movement.

Moving your body.

Do you do it? How often and what kind do you do? What kinds of movement are there?

In no particular order, let’s list just a few things as they come into my head …

Walking, running, sex, yoga, tai chi, weight lifting, boxing, self-defense, dancing, gardening, swimming, ball games, playing chasey, creating a snow […]