Have you Succumbed to Over Giving Syndrome?

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Yes, you hear yourself saying.
Yes, I’ll be there at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
But your inner dialogue is saying NO! Why did I say that? Why do I always get roped into these things? I’m so bloody tired and I can hardly drag myself out of bed in the mornings. I’m struggling to take care of my own basic needs, never mind committing to helping someone else. (more…)

4 Signs That You’re Heading into Burnout

And Need to Change Direction Now

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Burnout is most often something that builds up slowly over time. Repetitive patterns that are not working for you continue to build with one issue compounding the next, making it hard to get off the cycles that are creating it all.

The sooner you can recognize these signs, and most importantly take action to make some changes, the less debilitating your health issues will be and the sooner you can get on with coming back to living your best life.

Here are 4 signs that will let you know it’s now that you need to redirect. (more…)

Adrenal Yoga Dr Lam Product Review

 

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I have a different kind of post for you today, something I haven’t done before, but I really wanted to share my thoughts on Dr Michael Lam’s Adrenal Yoga™ program so you can get a sense of whether you feel it is the right fit for you.  You can check out the video above and/or read below for a little more insight. (more…)

What Your Immune System Really Needs

Moving From Fear to Love

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Adrenal fatigue symptoms can be tough to deal with and unfortunately one of the knock on effects is that because your cortisol functioning may be affected, there can be an effect on how well your immune system is supporting you.

A common effect is having to deal with frequent respiratory type viruses and this on top of the other debilitating symptoms that you may already be dealing with can make for a really unpleasant time. (more…)

The Unseen Addiction Leading to Burnout

The Unseen Addiction

As I walked back to my car at a local shopping centre one afternoon, I was pained to see the ravages of addiction on a young woman’s face. I was also reminded not to judge her for the majority of us live with some form of addictive behaviour/s we are trying to come to terms with.

Some addictions are simply more visible on the outside, such as obesity or drug and alcohol addiction, but this is not to say that they are supposedly better or worse than those that are more hidden.  (more…)

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Guest Post by Amy White www.farfromparadise.org

Are you caring for a loved one in crisis? While you might not see yourself as a Caregiver, that is exactly what you are.

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Identifying as a Caregiver is so important because it allows us to be more open to seek out and accept support, guidance and tools that help our loved ones and us throughout the crisis experience and beyond. Without a level of support and a self-care routine, you’ll likely find yourself burning out. Not long ago, I was well on my way to burnout. (more…)

How to Really Relax, Properly.

And give your body the best chance at maintaining vibrant health.

How to Really Relax, Properly

There is so much misunderstanding out there about what relaxation really means and I’d like to clear a few things up.

In the work I have done as a massage therapist and also in helping people to get relief from stress, adrenal fatigue and burnout, I regularly ask people what they do to relax.

The 3 most common responses I hear are

  • exercise
  • watching some tv in the evening
  • nothing – I don’t have time.

The responses very much in the minority are things like

  • meditating
  • restorative yoga
  • breathing techniques. (more…)