stress

Holiday Eating Without Guilt: Your Top 4 Go-To Party Foods

Holiday stress isn’t all just about juggling the social commitments, traveling or picking out just the right gift. Most people report that being surrounded by rich holiday foods, temptation everywhere, impulse eating, and weight gain during the holiday season adds a significant amount of stress as well. If there was ever a time that people worry about their weight, it’s during the holidays. How to navigate this tricky but wonderful time of comfort food, decadent desserts and candies? Here are some of my very favorite holiday party foods that I never ever restrict:   1) Chocolate! Shown to support heart […]

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Anxiety Ages You: 10 Ways To Reverse It

Published February 5, 2015 in the British Journal of Psychiatry, a new study shows that anxiety increases the rate of aging AND that treating anxiety helps reverse the aging process!   Looking at over 2,300 patients with anxiety disorders and matched controls, researchers found that those with active anxiety had shorter telomere length than both those with no history of anxiety disorders and those with adequately treated anxiety disorders. Shorter telomere length is a known marker of aging, and the fact that telomere shortening can be reversed when an anxiety disorder is treated is awesome news.     Telomeres are

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7 Ways To Feel Hopeful Even Under Incredible Stress

    Mid-winter is the perfect time to post these tips, as often it is in the darkest of winter, post-holidays, that we can feel most bleak.   It doesn’t have to be that way. Here is how to remain hopeful even during times of immense stress and darkness.     To retain hope increases resiliency, and is one of the best ways to persevere through any type of adversary in life, whether that be a personal tragedy, a health crisis or a series of financial stressors (or all three, as they often travel together.)   As I recently blogged

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7 Ways To Improve Your Health Even During Times Of Stress

  I received a wonderful question from a reader recently. She asked me: “How do you remain hopeful even during times of immense stress?”   This is such a good question and one that I thought about for many days.   Here is the list I came up with of real-life strategies that I use personally and that I find work well for others during times of crisis and stress.   To remain hopeful really seems to be the key during any type of adversary in life, whether that be a personal tragedy, a health crisis or a series of

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Decreasing Health Anxiety

One of my missions in life is to help decrease your health anxiety!!!!   Anxiety over health is one of the biggest obstacles in healing. I see it in my patients time and time again — and whenever we can work together to reduce their health anxiety… even just by 1 degree… healing begins. Even in chronic conditions patients have had their entire lives… if they can decrease their health anxiety by one small bit it’s like breathing new life into old conditions and things begin to shift and release.   So I’m going to be doing a series of

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Fibromyalgia Relief Right NOW

Since so many women in my practice are affected by fibromyalgia, I’m going to blog about it today with a tribute to the energetic dynamic behind this disease… because shoulder tension is something that is personal for me. What can you do energetically to release fibromyalgia flares? Read on:     I carry all of my tension in my neck and shoulders. Painful trigger points, tension headaches, tenderness in my upper back and neck so strong that at times I can’t even wear a bathing suit or a sports bra or a ponytail, or anything pulling on my neck at

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3 warning signs the men in your life are under killer stress, and how to help them.

Because of my work with grounding, I was recently contacted by an amazing man, Jed Diamond, PhD.   His passion is helping men cope with the immense amount of stress placed on them. Stress on men kills… point blank. Whether from harming men physically (high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, etc…) or emotionally (depression, mood disorders, suicide, etc..) or spiritually (increased feelings of isolation and despair) the bottom line is that men are under killer stress every day. Jed uses grounding techniques in his own private coaching practice and in his own life and has found that being grounded can

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