Managing Stress

WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Self care massage for those knots in your shoulders

  Do you have knots in your shoulders? You know the ones I mean… those deep tension spots that can sometimes feel like the size of golf balls at the tops of your shoulder blades and base of your neck. Getting massages can be great for working those knots out. But the fact is, in between massage sessions, life happens and those knots have a way of regularly creeping back in. Especially if you sit at a computer a lot. I always recommend to my massage therapy clients that they […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: What to do (and not do) when you’re in pain

  Pain is a phenomena that can stop the hardiest of us in our tracks. It has a way of affecting everything. Sometimes it can feel impossible to focus on anything else in your life when significant pain has got your attention. And when you have pain that is affecting your life like that, it’s also very easy to stay stuck there, and even subconsciously exacerbate it. If you’ve ever had times in your life when pain has caught your breath and kept your attention like that, you know what […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: To Do List stressing you out? De-stress with the opposite

  Do you have an ever growing To Do list that stresses you out? Life is busy. But the key to managing the stress that comes with it is to build up your resiliency. And resiliency’s main ingredient is your sense of self efficacy – that sensation of believing in yourself and your capacity to accomplish what you set out to. So on this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’m sharing an idea that offers a powerful way to build that self efficacy and resilience with a counterbalance to your never-ending […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Breathe better – get your ribs out of your stomach

  Ever feel like, even when you’re just sitting around, it’s not that easy to get a deep breath? If you stop to notice — does it seem like your breathing is short and shallow, up near your throat? So many of us, without realizing it, have gotten into a particular posture habit that has a blocking effect on our ability to breathe well. And I can’t stress enough how much the practice of breathing well – breathing fully and slowly – makes a difference in our health and wellbeing. […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to get more restful sleep

  When you wake up in the morning, do you feel like your body fully rested? Many of us bring our day’s thoughts to bed with us – which causes us to never really sink into our mattresses and let go of the tension in our bodies. Do you sometimes feel like you are laying on your bed, even hovering a couple of millimeters over it, rather than actually sinking in and really resting? This week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday is a reminder about the tuning in to your body and […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: The key to preventing your neck tension

  Your head is heavy. And like most of us, you probably often have it jutted forward looking at your computer or hanging down over your phone. That means you’re making your neck muscles do the work that your vertebrae should really be doing. It’s not surprising that they’re tired and achy. On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’ve got a fun tip to help you get out of that bad head posture habit and prevent your neck tension from building up. I invite you to try the visual reminder […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Feeling overwhelmed? How a brain download can soothe you.

  Do you ever have times when you feel overwhelmed about all the things you have to do? Have you also experienced the added stress and frustration that comes when something important has dropped off the end because you couldn’t remember it all? On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to limit that frustration and bring the overwhelm-stress down a notch. I invite you to try this brain download strategy the next time you’re feeling the stress of your busy life. And let me […]

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