Category - Stress Reduction

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 …

7
Feb

The Seeds You Sow Is What Will Grow – Planting Seeds of Stress Reduction

Do you spend a lot of time ruminating over past negative experiences? According to an article in Psychology Today, when people are anxious and depressed, most rumination involves feeling inadequate or worthless. And that leads to stress. Click here to listen to my narration of the post below about the consequences of ruminating over a …

26
Jan

Solitary Confinement – The Health Risks of Social Isolation

There have been a number of recent reports about the importance of socialization and the risks of social isolation. This topic has become increasingly important for people in middle age who often have routines that keep them isolated and for the elderly who are also challenged by isolation. I’ve summed up the facts in this …

26
Dec

U Turn

It’s not always easy getting where you want to go. There is lots of rerouting and you may have to make a U-Turn. But it can be easier if you are flexible and willing to learn from your mistakes. Here’s a Musical Musing about a U-Turn. Listen to it with the original music I’ve created …

23
Oct

Accentuate the Positive Helps Eliminate the Negative

It seems most people today are feeling like the world’s a pretty stressful place. News stories keep the focus on negative things that make it difficult to feel relaxed.   We can’t avoid our realities – there are a lot of challenges and there is much work to be done to make the world a …