Life's biggest stressors are often attributed to the responsibilities we have in our lives. Our responsibilities as adults, employees, lovers, friends... basically our responsibilities towards being an active and contributing member of society. But what I often see with myself and with my clients, is that we tend to take responsibility for more than what's ours. This post is going to be all about managing stress by learning how to identify your responsibilities. Because the last thing we want to … [Read more...] about How To Manage Stress: Identify Your Responsibilities
How often have you felt like your thoughts take over your life? Or that your brain never ever stops? Or that you're always thinking, even when you're not actively thinking? What if this kind of thinking, this never-ending brain activity that goes nowhere important, might be contributing to the stress and anxiety you experience in your daily life? All of our automatic thoughts are conditioned From a young age, we experience the world and learn every single step of the way. What we … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Practice Mindfulness to Reduce Fear and Anxiety
I'm BACK! If you haven't noticed I've been quiet on my site because... I got married last weekend! It has been a whirlwind few months and wedding planning became far more chaotic than I expected it to. In order to protect my energy, I had to step back a little bit from the blog. But it's perfect, because now I get to write a post about how important it is to protect your energy to avoid burnout! Because believe me, if I hadn't let some things go, I'd probably be lying in bed for the … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Protect your Energy to Avoid Burnout
In case you missed my most recent Facebook LIVE video, I've uploaded it to Youtube for you right here! I've also decided to write a post to go right along with it. Today I'm talking about why “GO WITH THE FLOW” has become my new mantra. Because really, there's something so powerful about words and affirmations. What does "go with the flow" mean? Consciously choosing to live a healthy life can get tough sometimes, but it's a commitment to ourselves that we are worth it. I believe … [Read more...] about Learn to “Go With The Flow” to reduce stress!
Does balance exist? What a loaded question... Honestly, this one has required some serious thinking. After having spent some time pondering the idea of balance - heck, I even have a few programs surrounding balance - I've come up with an answer. It may not be the popular answer, but it is mine. Yes, "balance" does exist - but probably not in the way that you think. Let's start by diving into some of the common arguments for why balance does NOT exist. Many people who don't believe in … [Read more...] about Does Balance Exist? Here’s My Answer.
Have you heard of the barrel effect? It's a well known analogy in the holistic health community, as it helps us describe how illness can happen to our clients. Illness isn't just a result of a few simple factors, like genetics. It is often a result of several or even hundreds of compounding factors that all work together to support disease. What is the barrel effect? The barrel effect is a very simplistic way of generalizing how our bodies respond to toxins and can lead to … [Read more...] about Understanding Stress: What is the Barrel Effect?