Stress Reduction Tag

Stress can come from many sources, including other people, circumstances, and situations. An overlooked cause of stress is our internal experience based on beliefs and feelings. How we think and feel can be significant sources of stress. Here are five common stress-causing beliefs and feelings: Thinking you...

I'm all for reducing stress – and here's the thing: just lowering stress levels doesn't fix a problem. It's like putting a Band-Aid on a wound without cleaning it first. Let me explain… reducing stress: Doesn't change your circumstances: Sure, you might feel less stressed for a...

Fear-based thinking in today’s world has many people in chronic fight or flight, regularly producing stress hormones which decrease their capacity to focus and to feel good. Our brain was designed to help us survive. But over centuries we have developed an unconscious negativity bias –...

I’m writing this in the summer, when the temperature is warm, the days are long, and as the song goes, “the living is easy.”  Why, then, are so many of my clients telling me they don’t have enough downtime and desperately need a break from it...

Do you spend your days doing what you should do or what you choose to do? My guess is that you do what you have to do or what you think you’re supposed to do.  We wouldn’t want to be irresponsible or disappoint someone – right?...

How many times in a day do you feel like you should or have to do something you don't want to do? It's common to have resistance to things you don't enjoy doing, like exercising or cleaning. Why is that true — especially when these things...

What would this look like? What if treating your body with kindness was the answer to feeling better, less stressed, more confident, and possibly to overcome an illness, injury or weight issue? First, let me share what the opposite of this might look like. Throughout my childhood,...