Day to day, you and I encounter many variables that affect our cortisol levels. From daily stress to the foods we eat--all can and do af...
Are you growing up in a home or did you grow up in a home where you faced adversities? Because if you experienced adversities like physical abuse, Ch...
Saturday night I received a call from my middle child. A couple of weeks ago her keys to her car and apartment were missing. In the last couple of days, she had noticed a few nondescript items missing from her car. She was alone in her apartment and scared.
Here are a few of my favorite tips for getting through the holiday season with more ease and joy:
The countdown is on only one month till Christmas! Present shopping would have to be one of the most stressful aspects of the Christmas holiday! The...
It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. And yet for many years, in our family, it was one of the worst. After finally getting his diagnosis, and learning more and more about my son's needs, we have taken a much different approach to celebrating the holidays.
When you practice gratitude, you are honing in on everything within the current moment and space in your life that you actively acknowledge. So... it would make perfect sense to say that the best way to give thanks for that recognition would be to give it away.
People who can function in a crisis are no less emotional, no less invested, no less worried, than those who cannot function. It's a mindset, and it takes practice. Try these tips and see for yourself -- and remember, you've got this.
Part of your family wants traditions to stay exactly the same, others want to change everything. Conflicting desires, broken hearts, lots of attention when you'd rather just hide in your blanket fort until the whole thing is over -- it's too much.
The BBC culinary star Nigella Lawson believes in no-stress simplicity, involving her friends and family in setting the table for a simple yet festive meal rather than overwhelming her guests with hors d'oeuvres, fanciful dishes and elaborately 'gourmet' holiday recipes.
The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year. But for many, feeling like they have lack of time and/or money, can wipe that holiday cheer right off their face. Although we all do our best to keep up, the holiday season can leave even the happiest of people feeling stressed and overwhelmed. What can we do to keep the joy plentiful and the stress minimal during the next few weeks?
Let yourself breathe deeply, consciously and lovingly. Let every breath affirm you. Take life in hugely. Let it go utterly. Live large. And let this next breath open up your world!
Carving just 10 minutes out of your day to do these simple yoga moves will help reduce the stress and keep you from holding your breathe so you can enjoy this busy time of the year.
When it comes down to it, we don't remember all the things that occupied our time and seemed to be so pressing. But we do remember the people we love, and the moments we spent being fully present with them. And they remember that about us, too. That's special, that's what life is really about.
It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.
I am convinced that more thanks of the self, is usually the answer to relieve stress not only during the holidays, but throughout the entire year.