Dealing With Stress and Anxiety? Make Something with Your Hands.

We’ve all experienced “being in the zone”; that space where we are so totally engrossed in what we are doing that all distractions disappear. When we are dealing with stress and anxiety, I truly believe one of the fastest ways to find our zone is to make something with our hands. Whether you build a […]

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 Deal With the Stress of Others

There are plenty of stressed-out people in this world, so it’s not a stretch to guess that there’s someone in your life that is constantly on edge, too. While you might not realize that his or her stress is rubbing off on you, it’s probably happening. Blame it all on your brain, as your body’s […]

The Secret To Change

Are there things that you want to change?  We all say things like “I want to feel better, I want to look better, I want to have less stress in my life, I want this or that.” Yet when it comes to making actual changes, boy do we dig in our heels!  As a business […]

Lessons From My Dog Shadow In Handling Stress

Only I and Shadow, the mostly black and gold mellow looking guy lying down on the floor next to the Doberman, witnessed Ally’s sudden death-it took less than ten seconds. I have deduced, after obsessively pondering everything that took place that night, as well as a few of the signs that had presented themselves for […]

Sticking With a Stress Free Life Sometimes Means Starting Over

I just saw an email article about “backsliding.” It looked catchy, but now it’s lost somewhere in the enormity of unread mail. I could stress about missing it, but hey, life goes on. Stress happens when we think we’re supposed to have everything under control, and we beat ourselves up getting off track. As humans […]

How To Stay Motivated When Life Keeps Handing You Lemons

While you can’t always control what happens to you, you CAN control how you deal with the lemons life keeps rolling your way. Instead of giving into feelings of negativity and powerlessness, take responsibility and use these time-tested strategies to help you manage both how you act and react toward the challenges you face. Nurture […]

Learn How to Effectively Remove Stress From Your Life

When I did a recent survey on every day stress, I had no idea what the results would be. I was amazed when more than half of the participants rated daily stress at a level higher than 5, from 0 to 10. More than half of them experience high levels of stress on a regular […]

Ways to Manage Stress

Although stress is often viewed as a negative, it is actually a natural and normal physical response. A stress response is simply the body’s ability to defend and protect itself. This “fight-or-flight” reaction can help a person stay energetic, alert, and focused. These behaviors can be beneficial. A winning touchdown, successful board room presentation, or […]

Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Anyone who has trouble sleeping understands how difficult it can be to function without the proper amount of sleep. In addition to avoiding the next-day grogginess, there are many benefits of a good night’s sleep. Reduce Stress When you do not sleep enough, the body becomes stressed out. When this happens it increases the overall […]