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Overwhelmed

5 Steps For Moms to Regain Control Over Anxiety in Overdrive

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

Addressing this anxiety can be tricky, as it needs to be dampened down but is impossible to completely banish. If the goal was to rid a mom of all anxiety then the plan would be doomed to fail from the start.

8 Easy Ways to Uplift Your Mood

Tarynn Playle | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Tarynn Playle

As a stay at home mom, I get overwhelmed a lot. The whining, the constant questions/requests, and the mess, make me completely forget about my potenti...

Overwhelmed and Over 50

Nancy Solomon | Posted 01.22.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Solomon

Before I learned to say, "Mama, Dada" I was coached to say, "Plan of Action." Okay, a little harsh. My mother was the most organized human being I ...

When Plan B Is Not an Option

Melissa Heisler | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

As we look toward the New Year, review your plans, hurdles, and challenges. What is the big scary mountain you need to head down? What are the "what ifs" holding you back? Are you ready to have the courage to take the next baby step toward your achieving your challenge?

5 Ways to Stop Surviving and Start Thriving

Danielle Dyball | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Dyball

Surviving differs a bit from thriving, doesn't it? To survive is the least one can do. It's just getting by, simply existing. No one wants that. It's so minimal, so basic, without meaning; lacking substance.

3 Surprising Ways to Feel Less Busy

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Although people tell me all the time they like feeling busy -- perhaps because it makes them feel important and significant -- I'm not buying it. Would you ever choose busyness over a more relaxed form of productivity?

How to Quiet Your Racing Thoughts When You're Highly Sensitive

Tree Franklyn | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tree Franklyn

A few years ago I sat in bed at 3 a.m. looking out at a lonely full moon, frustrated and trying unsuccessfully to quiet the swarm of swirling, non-sto...

How to Immediately De-Stress When You Are Overwhelmed

Lisa K. | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa K.

While life will always have its stressors, these are the few ways that I handle life's stress from overwhelm. They work for me every time.

Cures for Too Much

Dawn Falcone | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Falcone

Getting organized is a life changing habit. Life changing habits take time, effort and practice to implement. It's a marathon, not a race so keep at it. The benefits will make the process completely worth it.

Buried Under 'Yes'

Erin Parker | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Parker

I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes, impossible to breathe away or hold back. I couldn't go into my classroom full of students and let them s...

6 Steps to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

Dawn Falcone | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Falcone

I have strategies to stop overwhelm in its tracks and I want to share them with you because one less stressed out person running around the world is a good thing.

6 Cures for the 'Not Enough' Blues

Dawn Falcone | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Falcone

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that if you keeping focusing on "not enough" you in turn will not have enough. A small shift has to happen. Spend a bit of time practicing the six steps above and mix it with a little gratitude.

Overcoming Overwhelm In Your Life and Business As A Leader

Ellevate | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Ellevate

I mean, we all know that, if you are not well taken care of... there is no way that you can take care of anyone else -- clients, students, family, friends and customers. Right? Are you wondering what you have to do to get through the storm? I have listed five steps to "overcome the overwhelm."

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Daughter's Wedding

Greg Frucci | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weddings
Greg Frucci

An ability I have gets the best of me sometimes. When I keep a straight face, sometimes I'm really being real. At the rehearsal dinner for my daught...

Can a Bridezilla be Tamed?

Claire Enston | Posted 07.13.2015 | Weddings
Claire Enston

Planning a wedding can be stressful, there are lots of decisions to make! It's impossible to make every decision at the same time, so it makes sense to break them down into areas. Focus on one thing at a time so you avoid overwhelm.

3 Very Good Reasons to Procrastinate This Summer

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 07.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dorothy Breininger

Summer time is a perfect time to attack those long-awaited projects, right? Well, we thought we wanted to do them but realize we need a break. Is there ever a time to say procrastination is not such a bad thing? Read on to find out.

The Torture of Our Tired Times and What to Do About Our Sleep Deprived Situation

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

Being sleepy stinks. Being exhausted feel like our nails are clinging near off the edge of sanity. Being zombie assed catatonic tired can ruin us. Why are we all so sleepy? And what the hell do we do about it?

Waiting For Permission To Quit

Katie O'Brien | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Katie O'Brien

For most of my life, I've been seeking permission and validation to move forward -- everything from what sport to play as a kid to what area of concentration I was focusing on in college to what clothes I wore or car I drove as an adult. I was always being unconsciously influenced by others.

7 Ways To Prevent Work Burnout

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Nicole Williams

The last time I spoke to Emily she was on the verge of tears -- she's tired and overwhelmed. If you can relate, try these tricks to fight off burnout at the office.

Taming the Frenzy: Staying Calm When the Unexpected Happens

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

When frenzy shows up, our emotional brain hijacks our cognitive brain, and we are spinning. How we react in that very moment has a huge impact on whether life unravels or if we muster the energy to deal with the problem the best we can. Often our reaction at that very moment will determine how we feel for hours, days or even weeks ahead.

5 Things Moms (Yes, Moms) Need to Know About Meditation

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

All of those reasons we're overwhelmed are all the reasons that we moms may need it more than anyone else. We mamas need to know about some of amazing effects of meditation. Things that can help us with all of our stress and overwhelm.

Today, I'm Drowning In Parenthood

Stephanie Jankowski | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Jankowski

For a second, I think about just leaving. Running away. How long would it be until they noticed? Where would I even go? I don't leave, of course, but today would be a great day to take off. Today, I am drowning in parenthood.

The Last Thing I Thought I Would Be Thankful For

Mona Kelly | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
Mona Kelly

I strongly believe that our pain, whichever it comes from, is on purpose. It helps us grow and give birth to a better version of ourselves. It is hard to be thankful for our pain but, if we shift perspective, we realize it always brings us a lesson in disguise.

My Wake-Up Call Came in the Form of a Broken Face

Alicia Hansen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia Hansen

By taking the time out for myself and doing these simple acts of self-care you, I am no longer unfulfilled, exhausted, running around in a frantic state or on auto-pilot. Instead, I am present, I feel connected to myself, and those around me and for the first time feel like I am living life on purpose.

How To Quit Being Overwhelmed For Good

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

When we start practicing this with simple things -- everyday things that aren't emotionally charged -- we make it easier to do when we need help with big things, or when we need to be vulnerable about big things. Asking other people for help isn't being a burden; it's part of making the world a better place.