3 Strategies for Solving Most of Your Problems

I was visiting with a friend a while back who loves The Dr. Phil Show.  Personally, I like Dr. Phil just fine and think his advice is pretty solid.  I mean come on … he is Dr. Phil.  However, I usually find shows like that quite frustrating .  When I shared my thoughts with my […]

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Stress Less Decision Making

As I’m sitting here in my study on this beautiful Saturday morning drinking my tea, I was thinking about a decision I made this week.  I even alluded to it in a recent Facebook post!  Many years ago — in fact, it almost feels like a lifetime ago, I would have obsessed about whether I […]

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Is Your Job KILLING You?

In the News … A new study of office workers in England found that employees working eleven hour days or longer were 67% more likely to develop heart disease than those working seven or eight hour days.  The study was published in the April 5, 2011, issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. My Take on […]

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Could You Be Stressed Without Even Knowing?

When I show clients strategies to help minimize stress in their lives, I often begin with one very simple, yet amazingly powerful tip:  Become Aware. When we are stressed, our bodies begin to tell us we are stressed before we may even realize it.  We may not “feel” stressed out, but our bodies may be telling a […]

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Taking Lessons from an 11-Year Old

Although we all know that worrying about what other people think about us, can send our stress levels through the roof, it can be difficult to “stop” caring about what everybody else thinks of us! I recently spent time with my awesome nieces, 11-year old Emileigh and 12-year old Ryleigh, who reminded me that we […]

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Take an Online Sabbatical in 3 Easy Steps!

The other day, I was visiting Facebook pages of friends and colleagues with whom I hadn’t communicated lately … posting lots of “shout outs, hellos, and take cares.”  One colleague replied to my post a few days later commenting that

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The Stress of Chronic Illness & Pain

Chronic illness and chronic pain can rob you of your joy and cause an abundance of stress, but there are several things you can do to prevent that from happening. 1.  Get a second opinion from someone NOT associated with the clinician who made your initial diagnosis.  It’s important to make sure your diagnosis is […]

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Enrich Your Spirit!

Many of us spend hours every day enriching our minds via the work we do.  Then we often spend a great deal of time enriching our bodies by exercising and closely watching our diets.  Sometimes, however, we forget to take time (or make the time) to nourish and enrich the soul … the spirit – […]

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Swine Flu (H1N1): Are You Scared Yet?

Are you stressed about H1N1 Influenza (previously referred to as Swine Flu)? If you pay attention to the news and various other media, then it’s quite likely you are stressed … at least a little.  Don’t be! A few thoughts on the H1N1 Flu situation to help turn that stress around: 1.  Unfortunate circumstances — […]

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Kava Kava: Friend or Foe?

Although I’m a huge advocate of medication-free strategies, I’m not 100% anti-medication.  Some medications have a very valuable role in this world.  I view herbal, natural, homeopathic, and other nutritional supplements for stress in a similar fashion:  there are times they may be appropriate. One supplement I do NOT recommend is Kava Kava, sometimes known […]

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