Type A Recovery Prescription

Are you suffering from a Type A Personality addiction?  Going non-stop 24/7, always on the go? Do you even know the last time you sat still and reflected, or weren’t doing something for the sake of what you would achieve?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be Type A. I [...]

By |2018-03-05T14:27:58+00:00March 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Type A Recovery Prescription

Annoyed by life’s inconveniences? Here’s how to gain perspective.

Inconvenience. Everyone resists it, whether a large or small matter. Your computer is down, the phone is broken, you miss the bus, or someone sends you an important file you can’t open. You know how it feels; the frustration that arises. You sense that things are not going your way and it puts you in [...]

By |2017-09-20T12:26:02+00:00September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Annoyed by life’s inconveniences? Here’s how to gain perspective.

An Easy Way to be Kinder

 “We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” - Richard Rohr This quote has been a reoccurring theme for me in the last couple of weeks, both personally and professionally.  Even as a kid, I knew that there were times when I chose the way [...]

By |2017-07-28T19:12:20+00:00July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Easy Way to be Kinder

Why you should get a better hobby

Chances are, you’d rather be doing something else right now.  Whether it’s traveling, having drinks with friends, or doing crafts, we all have pastimes or hobbies that help us unwind.  These interests can be healthy for reducing stress and adding to the quality of life. Unfortunately, it’s possible to have too much of a good [...]

By |2017-05-19T04:10:23+00:00March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why you should get a better hobby

Hit the brakes: controlling your physical response to stress

Learning to manage your nervous system can be crucial to good health. The sympathetic nervous system controls your fight, flight, or freeze reaction, which is activated by your response to stress.  Instinct and human conditioning support this natural response as far back as caveman days, and it used to serve a daily essential purpose. (As [...]

By |2017-05-19T04:10:23+00:00November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hit the brakes: controlling your physical response to stress

Are you creating your own stress?

One of the most fascinating and surprising things I discovered when I began to study stress and its impacts on the individual and the organization, was that I was creating my own stress by my thinking and perceptions. Up until that time, I had imagined that stress was coming from someone or something out there—the [...]

By |2016-11-01T14:08:21+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are you creating your own stress?

You cannot stress relief your stress away

Who doesn’t want some stress relief? Whether it’s work deadlines, traffic, or just plodding along without enough free time, a ton of people are up to their eyeballs in stress. There are many ways and methods people use to provide themselves with temporary stress relief. According to the APA 2015 Stress In America Report, the six [...]

By |2016-11-29T21:33:39+00:00October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You cannot stress relief your stress away

3 Stress-Management Lessons from Olympians

We all deal with stressful situations in our lives, but Olympic athletes probably have more experience with high-stakes situations than the rest of us.  From watching the Rio Olympics on TV, the athletes looked so calm that it was hard to tell they were nervous at all.  They made flips, jumps, and sprints look like [...]

By |2017-05-19T04:10:23+00:00August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Stress-Management Lessons from Olympians

How to Avoid Stress Triggers

Stress is an often misunderstood word in our culture. In reality, it is simply a physiological response in reaction to a trigger, which manifests much the same in everyone. Examples of stress triggers include a traffic jam, confronting a co-worker, worrying about something you said, fear of being mugged, or imagining something bad is going [...]

By |2016-08-31T14:45:33+00:00August 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Avoid Stress Triggers

Pause: How to Bring Yourself into the Present Moment

Ever wonder about that voice in your head? The constant chatter of thoughts registering in your brain and piling up? Have you taken a moment to listen to what all the talk is about? Just sitting still for a few minutes will reveal some startling information . . . First, you will notice that much [...]

By |2016-07-14T20:30:57+00:00May 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pause: How to Bring Yourself into the Present Moment
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