Health Is the Fertilizer; Wealth Is the Fruit

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The most well-adjusted, happiest, healthiest individuals are those who carry good habits through their work and personal lives alike—and the habit of self-care is among the most important. Guess what? Those same individuals are also more likely to be comfortable financially. It wasn’t just good luck that got them there. A connection exists between health… Read more »

Get Healthy Right At Your Desk!

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“Health is wealth.” You’ve heard the saying, but do you believe it? I absolutely do! Over and over again, I’ve seen my patients and coaching clients reap professional and financial benefits after adopting wise self-care practices. The idea makes perfect sense when you think about it. Those who invest in their own wellbeing have the… Read more »

Stressing Out Over Stress? Part III

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Traffic jam? Stress. Family disagreements? Stress. New boss making waves? Stress, big time. A decadent wedge of cheesecake and a little relaxation before the TV to put the mind at ease over it all…what? MORE stress? Yes, indeed. We’re very aware that high-pressure, high-emotion situations trigger those damaging cortisol-overload reactions in our bodies, but not… Read more »

Stressing Out Over Stress? Part II

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In the last newsletter, you learned about some of the ways your environment or physical position can put stress on your body. Today, we’ll add two more stress types to the list. The first is perhaps the best-known type of stress, the true “big guns” when it comes to negative effects: your mindset. This is… Read more »

Stressing Out Over Stress? Part I

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In one form or another, stress is all around us every day. (I know some of you right now are saying “No kidding! I live and breathe stress!”) But what is stress, and what triggers it? Answer those questions, and you’re on your way to regaining control over it. Physiologically, stress is the body’s reaction… Read more »

Stress and the 3Rs

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In my last post, I discussed the fight-or-flight reaction as one way the body physically reacts to emotional stimuli. When your body reacts with fight-or-flight too often, though, the response can lead to tension and the damaging effects of stress. Remember the 3R’s? They can work right alongside therapies such as NET to help you… Read more »

Taking Control of Stress

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Ever think that pain, discomfort, and other symptoms all feel worse when you’re stressed? You’re not alone…and you’re right on the money! In fact, various studies have shown that anxiety, stress, and other emotional conditions can actually decrease the body’s immunity and leave us open to illness, from the common cold to heart conditions. Psychologists… Read more »