Leave Christmas Stress Behind

How do you handle the potential for Christmas stress?

Do you try and squeeze in everything into those few short weeks before the year ends?

There’s people to see, presents to buy, Christmas parties to attend, oh and don’t forget those goals you want to set for next year and then of course the usual every day stuff that is usually enough anyway.

Overwhelming!!!  But STOP, wait a minute, CHALLENGE what you are pushing yourself to do.  Do you really have to? Continue reading

Stress and Cortisol: 10 Simple Must Knows

I’m sure you have heard this term cortisol flying around the place when it comes to the conversation of stress.

I also have a sneaking suspicion that many of you are confused about what cortisol is exactly and whether it’s something you need to care about.

I’m going to give you 10 simple facts about what it is so you can take some action if you feel that the release of too much cortisol is an issue for you.

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PMS – Is it really just Stress and Hormones?

Do you suffer from PMS symptoms that you have been led to believe are due only to stress and changes in hormones?

Have you intuitively recognised that there is more to this than we are led to believe?

Stay reading, because this profound wisdom from Dr Christiane Northrup could totally change the course and quality of your life!!

(And men, keep reading for the benefit of the women in your life). Continue reading

5 Real Solutions to Addiction and Burnout

A few weeks ago, I took some quiet time for 24 hours. During that time I discovered an unexpectedly compelling and captivating book Choose Yourself, in which I discovered that the author, James Altucher, had some great insight into burnout.

Not only did he provide a really interesting take on burnout, but James has a writing style that makes you want to keep reading just one more page, even if you don’t agree with all that he is saying.

This man knows how to string an engaging sentence together and he had me hooked from page 1 right through to the end. Continue reading

Where is the Sound of Silence?

Over the weekend, I decided to take a 24 hour hiatus.  I had been desperately searching for the sound of silence for a few months and I couldn’t wait any longer.

I was quite surprised by the insights  that the weekend brought me and at the same time I also was not surprised at the power of what happened when I stepped back from the doing of my day to day life. Continue reading

4 Reasons Why You May Be Suffering Stressful Insomnia Symptoms!

Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night?
If you do get to sleep, do you have trouble staying asleep?
Do you find it extremely difficult to get out of bed in the morning?

If this is you, unfortunately you are not alone.  The stats on insomnia symptoms are growing at an alarming rate.

But, we can focus on the grim statistics, OR how about instead we focus on some of the reasons why insomnia symptoms may be an issue for you, and set about creating new behaviours to help you out.

Getting a good nights sleep is one of the single most important things that you can do for health and wellbeing.