How to Deal With the Stress of Trying to Do it All

We live in a “do-it-yourself” age. When you’re trying to deal with stress, though, trying to do it all can do you in. I am not simply talking about the stress of trying to balance a job, keeping a home going and raising a family. That’s plenty as it is. But even with all that, […]

How to Relieve the Stress of Insomnia

We all have nights we can’t sleep. But if you repeatedly have trouble sleeping, or feel the stress of being too tired to sleep, then you might be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia may be caused by stress, or happen when we feel fine. Still, even if we feel relaxed at bedtime, we can easily become […]

Feeling Stressed? 5 External Stressors You Can Prevent

Stress is a part of everyday modern life. Stress can be positive in some respects as it can motivate; it can also create health problems or other issues. If you are feeling stressed, there are ways to manage your stress levels. You can also work to prevent or minimize some of the issues that are […]

Six Ways To Make Your Life Easier If You Stress About The Small Things

Life is full of distractions and many opportunities to see the proverbial glass as either half empty or half full. Allowing yourself to feel stressed about every small detail can really complicate your days and rob you of joy. Read on for six ways to make your life easier and gain some peace. Gratitude Journal […]

Give Yourself Permission To Do Or To Do Not. 50%

One of the greatest things we can do for ourselves is to give ourselves permission.  Permission to do — or to do not — will allow you to live a life that you love.  Those of you familiar with Star Wars know that Yoda says “Do or do not”; there is more to it but […]

Ebola, Stress and Exercise

Ok, I’ll admit that the title is a ploy to get your attention but it’s no lie. Exercise is the best antidote to stress of all types; regardless of whether the stress arises from fear of Ebola or from anxiety induced by a more imminent danger, exercise is the best antidote. Recently, I have had […]

How Great Stories Help Heal Depression and Stress

One of the side effects of anxiety, stress, and depression, is the vague feeling that we can’t fix whatever is bothering us, because we don’t really know what it is. People may ask “what are you depressed about,” and we want to scream that it’s not about anything. It just is. But we don’t have […]

How to Stay Calm, Centered and Peaceful Facing Emergency Situations

Not too long ago I decided to take out the word ‘overwhelm’ from my vocabulary. By simply not letting myself say “I’m so overwhelmed,” it took a lot of stress away. It helped me immensely.  I felt better, freer and more at ease.  Ahh, it was such a great feeling.  I was moving along in […]

5 Tips to Deal with PTSD after a Car Accident

Car accidents—especially those that result in injury—can leave a deep impression on a person, even leading to PTSD. If you are suffering from severe anxiety as the result of a car accident or other traumatic event, here are five tips that may help you get through. 1. Talk About It    You may feel like nobody […]

How the Power of Focus Can Help You Deal with Stress

When you are under stress, do you feel sometimes like you just can’t focus? You may have deadlines, or a to-do list that is a mile long, but your mind doesn’t seem to want to get in gear. I think there is a good chance, though, that we can’t focus on what we want to […]