Managing Stress

WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to keep your immune system strong during cold season

  These beginning of winter weeks are not just holiday time, they are also the start of cold and flu season. And that brings to my mind your immune system. How is yours? This time of year when we find ourselves indoors a lot, interacting with more people, juggling stressful schedules, navigating various food temptations… it’s no wonder we sometimes find ourselves struggling to fight off a cold or even the flu. In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday video I am sharing a reminder for you about four things that […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Breathing techniques to de-stress and stay centered during the holiday season

  The December holiday season can often be filled with situations and circumstances that feel stressful and pull us off center. We might find ourselves irritated, frustrated or even angry with things like holiday travel, shopping, or even challenging family gatherings. Another way we might also experience the weight of this season is with sensations of inward loneliness or overwhelm that has us feeling shut down. Have you ever noticed how all those kinds of feelings show up in our bodies? The hackles at your back? Your closed in shoulders […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: What meditation is really about

  What is the point of what you’re actually doing when you meditate? And why is having a meditation practice a useful thing? In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday video I have a suggestion about how to approach (or start) your meditation practice from one simple perspective that I think answers those questions powerfully. Whether you already have a meditation practice or feel like you are someone who can’t meditate… I invite you to check this out. This concept about what it is that you are actually doing when you […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to be more resilient

  What do you think of when I say the word resilient? Bouncing back? flexibility? recovering easily? Do you think some people are more resilient than others? How resilient would you say you are? Resilience isn’t something that we simply either have or don’t have. I think instead it’s a dynamic state of being that can be cultivated. And starting with a good foundation of wellbeing is the key. In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday video I’m sharing some thoughts about how you can build up this foundation and your […]

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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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