If you’re anything like me, you may have found that throughout your life you have inadvertently trained yourself not to be present in your body. I’m sure you can recall those times when you have driven yourself home and can’t remember doing so. Thankfully, we have an amazing subconscious mind that … [Read more...] about Relaxing in two- to five-minute moments
When you feel chronically stressed, you continue to be in 'fight-or-flight' mode far too often and your body releases cortisol each time. The run of events that occurs as a result of this process occurring overstimulates your sympathetic nervous system, and your default level becomes … [Read more...] about You Do Know How to Relax
Are you running on automatic right now? Playing out a whole host of patterns that are not feeling good in your life? Are you dealing with overwhelm, stress and a ton of frustration with all the over giving you're involved in right now? It's time to shift this, today! You do not have to go down this … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Make a Game Changing Choice to Avoid Burnout?
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 … [Read more...] about Have you Succumbed to Over Giving Syndrome?
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 … [Read more...] about How to Really Relax, Properly.
Have you ever rushed from one thing to the next, frenetically cramming too many things into your day, only to then wonder what it was all really for? Did it leave you basking only briefly in that adrenalin high of the rush because shortly after you felt a big low with an accompanying feeling of … [Read more...] about 7 Simple Tweaks to Help You Slow Down
Adrenal fatigue can create a whole host of issues that need your time and attention. The recovery process can be made a lot easier however, by doing many different things all throughout the day that calm your nervous system. Remember it is from this calm place, i.e. where the parasympathetic … [Read more...] about Adrenal Fatigue Issues? 21 Self-Care Ideas to Restore Balance
Recent research has shown that within as little as six minutes, muscle tension reduces and heart rate decreases as a result of reading. It seems we are not to underestimate the powerful benefits of reading for stress relief. … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Reading for Stress Relief: Some Astounding Research
Do you know when your body is moving into what is known as the fight or flight response (otherwise known as the stress response)? It can be a fine line between feeling relaxed and coping, to suddenly feeling stressed. It can also be a very clear divide between feeling relaxed and feeling … [Read more...] about The Fight or Flight Response: What’s Really Going On?