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How to Make Sure Your Holidays Are Happy and Balanced

happy-holidaysThe holidays are a time of year for celebration, being with family, and enjoying. Yet, they also tend to be a time of stress for many people in terms of preparation, overindulgence, and cost. The following are five ways to manage your stress through this holiday season.

1. Make time for your family but also for yourself.

If you are a parent, the holidays can be extremely stressful as you prepare for your children’s celebration. However, even if you are single the additional stress of attending holiday parties, family gatherings, and gift buying may seem like more to do. This… Continue reading

Reduce Stress to Reduce your Anxiety and Depression

Many of us are experiencing stress. If you have tired adrenal glands, you may not be able to handle stress well. Here are some symptoms of adrenal stress and some simple ways to reduce stress so you can feel better and healthier.

  • Wired and tired
  • General fatigue, needing coffee in the morning to get going
  • Poor focus or “brain fog”
  • Depression, lack of motivation
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Impulsiveness
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Anxiety or panic
  • PMS
  • Feeling better only after exercise or in extreme cases feeling exhausted after exercise

Here are some quick easy ways to support your adrenal glands… Continue reading

Simply Reduce Stress

Could reducing stress be this simple?

The American Psychological Association recognizes that up to 90 percent of disease is due to stress, which is primarily linked to negative thinking.

It’s so simple; positive thinking creates health and harmony and negative thinking results in disease and disorder. As Richard Conn Henry, Professor of Physics at Johns Hopkins University, wrote in the journal Nature (2005, Vol 436[7]:2)
“The Universe is immaterial – mental and spiritual. Live, and enjoy

Design a plan to fit your lifestyle and start thinking positively. It’s a habit that may take some time to learn but it can… Continue reading

Stepping Back to Move Forward

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s contributor is Tamea Burd of Shine and Rise Life Coaching. Tamea is a certified Life Coach, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. With a personal, kind, practical approach, she specializes in motivational, relationship, communication and career coaching.

Although it sounds counterpScreen shot 2014-10-03 at 9.28.53 AMroductive, often the best way to move forward in your life is to take a step back. When plans, goals, and dreams all seem to be a jumble of uncertainty, and we feel stressed, disappointed or fear that we “do not enough time” – that’s exactly when we need to take one solid… Continue reading

Mindfulness in Every Day Life

A recent study found that calmer people are consistently more successful than those who are stressed out.

On top of the fact stress can set you back in your career, not living mindfully can also negatively impact your health. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist,  has treated women in their 30s and 40s with physical health issues such as heart flutters and chest pain – just from their stress issues. She recently shared in a Huffington Post blog post,

As women, multi-tasking and doing it all, we have allowed our brains to take over and run the show. In… Continue reading

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