Category - Stress Reduction

22
Mar

Music Monday: Warm Breeze – In Honor of Spring

It’s been a long winter. But now you can take a slow, deep breath. It’s Spring.   There is a warm breeze; the sun is shining; the crocus and grape hyacinth are blooming; the daffodils are protruding their leaves, drinking in the sunshine.   The snow and cold are now past and the warmth of …

11
Feb

7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier Perimenopause

Perimenopause happens soon after 40. And the “Oh No, Four O” for many is the beginning of personal issues such as food addiction, unhappy relationships, workaholism, getting over stress, over anxious, or overweight.   Have these internalized beliefs left you worried about whether or not you will remain healthy, desirable, lovable, or employable? Do you …

5
Nov

Menopause, Stress and You

Menopause is stressful; hormonal changes, sleep changes, mood swings, and more. Throw in the economic issues we’re now facing, 100,000 new cases per day of a pandemic, and all the social and political tensions people are facing in this country right now, and everywhere you turn there is stress. You don’t have to be a …

28
Sep

Musical Monday: A Painted Pony – Relaxation Music

Today in the United States, about 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety; worldwide, according to the WHO, 300 million have an anxiety disorder. That’s a lot of anxiety. And it’s no wonder. Covid19, the economy, racial equality, political rancor, and fear of even going to the doctor in a pandemic are just some of the …

7
Sep

Musical Monday: Stress and Work

Since Covid19 has become a household international word and Corona went from being a brand of beer to being a potentially lethal virus, the world has been experiencing a tremendous increase in stress. And since this is Labor Day, it’s worth mentioning that the impact of Covid19 on the workforce is particularly great.   A …

24
Aug

Musical Monday: Relax – Take a Break Before You Have One!

Just about everyone I talk to is stressed. Covid19, money, work, school, elections…the list goes on and on. You fill in the blank________.  And stress makes everything worse, including menopause symptoms.   The reason may vary, but what is universal is the need to destress. To take time to stop the world and get off …

14
May

Covid-19 And Routine Care: Staying Healthy and Happy While You Wait

Remember BC (before Covid-19)? You could call up your doctor, dentist, optician, physical therapist, etc, and book an appointment. You could also go to work, travel, go to a restaurant, visit friends, and just live your life.   Time to change your mindset! Most people have been living in social isolation. Even though it is keeping …

20
Nov

How To Control Weight During the Holidays

It’s the holiday season…   And you know what that means…   Lots of parties, lots of food, and lots of calories.   The average person gains about 5 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.   So I asked weight specialist Dr. Holly Wyatt from the University of Colorado a …

16
Mar

If There Were Such A Thing As A Unicorn – Imagination to Lower Stress

When one of my young adult daughters was 8 years old she wrote this poem on the back of a sweatshirt… and she drew the head of a unicorn on the front. There is a lot of anxiety today from the news, the weather, the world we live in. But there is always the magic …

10
Feb

Lower Your Stress With Yoga

When it comes to stress, we have an abundance of it. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that up to 85% of doctor’s visits are stress-related.   But popping a pill is not the only solution for lowering stress.   There’s a very ancient solution…yoga.   Years ago when I was running a medical …

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