More articles in category: Stress

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Do You Ever Know You Are On The Right Path?

I spend a lot of time in my head. 

As you may already have interpreted from my previous articles, this website has become more of a therapy outlet to unload the continuous thoughts that sprint through this exhausted mind. SO, just ONE of my frequent concerns that always seems to pop up is, Am I really on the right path? Am I do everything I should be doing to align...

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You Earned It, So Use It

A young woman was standing on the deck of a cruise ship. It took her months to save up the money to travel with her friends. She noticed another woman, about her grandmother’s age with beautiful silver hair. This woman was elegant. She wore a fabulous designer evening gown and had the most dazzling diamond ring. 

The two women locked eyes.  

Just before the yo…

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Stay Calm and Motor On

Women hear me roar! In today’s world of fast food, fast service, and fast technology yet you may be feeling more overwhelmed than ever and these stress levels are sabotaging your health. Stress is insidious. It infiltrates our bodies. Stress can lead to depression, anxiety, heart disease, and even diabetes.

However, physical symptoms that accompany stress are par…

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Making Choices

I see it in my son’s face and I recognize it completely because I know the feeling. It is panic, and it is there because someone has told him (maybe me!) that he gets to be and do anything he wants in his life.

“Anything” is a lot of things. All of them, in fact. How can you pick the right one?

When we are children, it is a common question to have the ad...

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High Octane Parent

I am a high octane woman. 

I wear many hats and play many roles. 

I am a professional speaker, an investor, a real estate agent, a coach, a leasing agent, a volunteer, a wife, a daughter, a sister and to top it all off in a month and half, a new mother. 

How do we do it? 

I know I am not the first to sport these “generously” bestowed ...

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3 Steps to Overcoming Mental Work Week Exhaustion

Have you ever felt exhausted? 

I know most of you would be nodding your heads and rolling your eyes at this moment saying, “DUH!”

We all have had the immense pleasure of feeling completely mentally and physically run down. But how much is enough? What is your limit that forces you to throw in the towel? And what can we do, if anything, to help us to avoid thi…

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Club Championship Weekend

Labor Day weekend in Canada is usually the time of year that golf clubs hold their annual club championships. The focus is usually on the A class championship, where the best golfers at the club battle for the title. Most clubs also have multiple classes that allow more golfers of all skill levels to participate in real competition. It is fun to see even a fairly noncom…

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Do You Smile Enough?

Do You Smile Enough?

It’s a harsh early morning. Initially, my alarm system does not go off. After that I’m late delivering my daughter to school since driver chooses to roll their van right into me. It does not harm my truck, yet it entirely ruins my state of mind. After that I reach my doctors consultation just to recognize I’m 1 hr early. Si…

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Drama And The People Who Thrive On It

I love a good story now and then myself, however, there’s nothing worse than drama friends. You know, the ones that send you a text or message that there’s a dramatic event going on… but never finish their sentence and like to leave you in suspense? Some of these events are not even categorized as dramatic… but still, they magnify them into a Level 1 trauma event just to …

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Pity Party

I throw pity parties on a regular basis and have become a huge advocat for them. Hosting a party like this can be very difficult at first but, once you learn the Do’s and Don’t’s, they can be extremely beneficial to our mental health. For quite some time now, I’ve noticed that our peers put so much pressure on us to not complain or feel sorry for ourselves, however surp…

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How to deal with Writer’s Block!

OH, the dreaded writer’s block. I know we have all went through a phase where we couldn’t seem to get any words on the paper. For anyone who has been stricken, you know it can be one of the worst feelings in the world. You feel hopeless, desperate, and for myself personally, I wonder if I will ever be able to write anything of value again. Luckily for you, I have had a…

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3 Top Tips to help your child manage stress.

Stress. There’s a lot of it around these days isn’t there? And I’m not talking about us grown ups here, I’m talking about our children. I have lost count of the number of stories I hear about children as young as 5 suffering from stress, anxiety and depression. The work I do with teenagers has increased phenomenally over the last 6 months, the workshops I run in …

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Procrastination that Bugger

Procrastination.uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Even thinking of the word causes me agony and this is not due to any lack of determination. Why do you say?? Because it is in my life every second of the day it haunts me it’s a shadow that follows behind wherever I may go. It hovers it waits and the minute I get distracted or get a little down or disappointed. Procrastination that b…

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“Life is a Balance of Holding On and Letting Go”

I have always been the type of person to say, yes! I can do that! You need help? Sure I can help you! This process continues on until my plate is so full that it feels I’m trying to get my money’s worth at an all you can eat sushi buffet.

In the last year and since having my daughter almost 3 years ago, I realized that I don’t have the time or the en…

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Self Care: Your Right, and Your Responsibility

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a strong willed person- it seems my children have inherited this trait from me, which is hard right now, but I think it’ll pay off in the end. Between my complex with feeling guilty for resting, and my own hard headed personality, I have found myself running on empty on more occasions than I can count. For me, “running on emp…

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Stress Management

When it comes to effective stress management, eating an order of  cheese enchiladas from Taqueria Jalisco’s Restaurant seems to do the trick for me. Of course, after I’ve finished the meal that included a basket of chips and salsa, I temporarily feel better. I then remember that the salad without dressing or anything else that was good had been my original plan. You …

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Battling the Blues

Occasionally in life, we wake up and immediately feel as if the day is going to be bad. Everyone has felt this way at least once or twice. Having that cloud hanging overhead can often times make one feel drained and emotionally in a funk. Bad days come and go, fortunately they don’t stay forever and the sun will soon be shining again.

If you are anything like m…

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How Listening To Our Body Can Change Us

‘Listen to your body, it’s smarter than you.’ Unknown

This quote is one that I came across years ago, and now keep close to me. I found it saved on my phone a few months ago. I realized that the version of me that had saved it so many years ago had kept this quote for a reason during a time that it didn’t resonate with me, or when I wasn’t ready to really hear the …

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Writer’s Block

Got writer’s block??

It’s not the end of the world!

First, just relax and step away from the computer (after you finish reading this article of course). You are not the first person to run into this roadblock along your way to success and you won’t be the last. Whether you are juggling too many ideas and can’t focus on one or you’re completely drawing blank, yo…

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The Roller Coaster of life called stress

Everyone has stress in their life on daily basics as well too. There are both good and bad stress in our lives every day as well.   A fast way to help control it is this;

Eat a healthy diet. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress, so be mindful of what you eat. Start your day right with breakfast, and keep …

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New Book: “Dear Stress, I’m Breaking Up With You”

Now available for preorder, with a release date of, Tuesday February 21st, 2017. “Dear Stress, I’m Breaking Up With You” – The Woman’s Guide To End Internal And External Pressures While On Her Way To Success.

Preorder now from your favorite retailer: http://www.dearstressbook.com/buy

SYNOPSIS:

We want it all as modern women today, don’t we? …

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Don’t Stress It

Is the stress of the real world bringing you down?

 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Writing a book is easy…. Said no one ever! Stress is normal and unavoidable so buckle up and be prepared to come face to face with the monster of stress every day for the rest of your life. Now is the time to begin teaching yourself how to cope with the stress of your everyday life. …

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Decisions…Beauty In Not Knowing What To Do

” I myself find the way such a decision comes about to be problematic. One thing is clear to me, however, that one personally – that is, consciously – has very little control over the ultimate yes or no, but rather that time decides everything…I have noticed again and again that all the decisions I had to make were not really my own decisions…In a dilemma, let it gro…

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S.T.R.E.S.S.

A lot of us are stressed out. Most people who are stressed out don’t even know it, because stress has come to be their default state of being. So if you know you’re experiencing stress, you are already ahead of the game. You’ve noticed your state of being, and perhaps you wish to do something about it. Though you might not be able to immediately (or ever) eliminate the…

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Burnout 101

Nine years ago, I was burning out and didn’t even know it. I knew something was wrong and that I needed a break in the biggest sense of the word, but I didn’t know I was experiencing a breakdown of my nervous system (aka nervous breakdown or burnout). I had to do SOMETHING, so I decided to take a sabbatical year off from my job in health care. To everyone including myself, I…

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Don’t give others your energy, share your energy

What would you like for the holidays? Some people might say a new car, some fancy game system, more money or how about a better home. Why do people ask for things and not something that will make them happier as a person? What if we all just asked to be able to give forgiveness, have more understanding and patience, also a conversation to help someone?

Here is a in…