Coping With Stress During Pregnancy

Stress is a part of life, meaning there’s no sure-fire way to eliminate it completely. The idea is to make it manageable; to relegate tension and worry to being a part of our lives and not an overwhelming factor of our existence. This is especially true during pregnancy, when changes to the body, fluctuating hormones […]

Manage Your Stress By Managing Your Time: 3 Simple Techniques

Our society places a lot of emphasis on both time and money. Some people like to say that time is money, so it’s no surprise that the issue of time weighs heavily on our minds. If you’re like most of us, you probably think that there’s never enough time to get everything done that you […]

Know These Strong Tendencies That Hold You Back

Have you ever made a huge change, like losing a bunch of weight, only to find that you regress back to where you were in an equally impressive rebound?  It’s easy to glamorize dramatic change, but the truth is that most effective change happens slowly, bit by bit, over time.  Even changes that seem like […]

Does More Money Mean More Happiness?

Is having more money an important goal in your life?  Do you think that more money will bring more happiness?  True, it’s cliché to say that money doesn’t buy you happiness.  However, a wealth of recent studies seem to back up that assertion.  More importantly, it’s clear that there’s something even more valuable than money […]

Is This Word Causing Your Stress?

You’ve got a lot to do.  The world is asking you to do it in less time, so you can do even more.  There’s an insane pressure in all this busyness that’s pushing you to the edge.  Yet, what if it’s not all those demands “out there” that are doing it to you? What if […]

Do You Keep Monsters in Your Closet?

Do you have fears that keep you paralyzed with stress and anxiety? There are certainly enough things in modern life for us to be genuinely afraid of, and a little fear is not always a bad thing. It keeps us from going down dark alleys at night, or into grizzly bear dens. What is it […]

4 Steps to Release Negative Thinking and Reduce Stress

You want to be positive. You want to attract all the good things in life. You want to get over all that “stuff” that holds you back. You set good intentions, but things just don’t seem to be working out the way you intended. Then, the negative thinking comes in and it all goes out […]

Are You Stressed Because You Can’t Say No?

It’s kind of a Catch 22. The better you are at your job, the bigger your family, and the more volunteer groups you belong to, the more people expect your help. And sometimes they don’t really ask. They assume you will help them, and are a little hurt or offended when you don’t. If you […]

How to Release Stress to Promote Self-Healing

When you aren’t feeling well, what comes to mind first?  Going to the doctor?  Taking medicine? If so, you can count yourself amongst the majority, who have grown up with these common responses and beliefs.  Sometimes going to the doctor or taking medication is just what you need to do.  However, it’s important to understand […]

Dealing With Stress is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

When we’re overburdened and dealing with stress everywhere we turn, we might cope by looking at some moment in the future, and believing if we can just make it there, then all our stress will disappear. But as one kind of stress fades away, another always seems to be there to replace it. The causes […]