Last weekend, I met up with my business school friend, Kate, who I haven't seen in years. When I asked her if she would be going to our next reunion, she said only if she was in a good place in her life inside and out. When I asked her to elaborate, she said that she would go only if she was feeling good about how she looked and what she was doing with her life. Read more
I asked her if the reunion were next month, would she go—meaning is she happy with where she is RIGHT NOW? She said she…
Added by Dina Colman on May 1, 2013 at 12:36pm —
The long hours, the heavy workload, the job insecurity, the threat of job loss or redundancy, and the conflicts with other workers or bosses – Can really make you feel overwhelmed by work stress.
Work stress takes a toll on your physical and mental health every day. Headaches, fatigue, upset stomach, irritability, anger, lack of motivation and even depression and anxiety. Excessive job stress can even make you lose your appetite and sex drive…
Added by Meital James on April 30, 2013 at 2:28pm —
I was hoping the title would get your attention. Every one is looking for the secret to weight loss. I have seen many clients who say they have tried every weight loss plan out there, but the weight just keeps coming back. This blog is about the secret to long-term weight loss. It is about creating a new way of living—for life. It's about resisting the temptation of the grand promises of the latest shake, supplement, pill, plan, or product to lose weight. Those may work in the… Read more
Added by Dina Colman on March 22, 2013 at 12:30pm —
There is no doubt that the stress of the holidays and the availability of unhealthy food can be a challenge to our healthy eating plan. Cookies, cakes, and candy are everywhere we go. Dinner tables are filled with dishes high in sugar, fat, and carbs. By all means, enjoy! Just do so in moderation so that your waist line doesn't expand too much as you enter the New Year.
Here are seven ideas for not overeating during the holidays.
1. Eat before…
Added by Dina Colman on December 18, 2012 at 1:11pm —
chances are, you’ve experienced stress in your life. (i know i have!) whether it’s work-related, home-related, or otherwise, stress plagues everybody from time to time. and a little stress here and there is no biggie, but if your stress is persistent, keeps you from being productive, and seeps into your downtime, it’s time for a change.
for me, rushing and stress go hand in hand. when i’m stressed, i rush. and when i rush, i’m stressed. and thus, the stress-cycle is… Read more
Added by Cailen Ascher on December 3, 2012 at 4:22pm —
Last year I wrote Stop the (Holiday) Madness with the focus on giving a gift to the environment by reducing waste. This year I am inspired to focus on giving a gift to ourselves by reducing stress. I'm already feeling the holiday energy in the air. Christmas decorations have been out for weeks now, shopping has already begun, and neighbors have begun to hang their holiday lights. Black Friday and… Read more
Added by Dina Colman on November 28, 2012 at 3:53pm —
Lately there seems to be a balanced living backlash. Many people, including “expert” consultants, have begun telling overextended women to give up on the idea of balanced living. I feel sad and frustrated when I hear this.
My physician thinking kicks in and translates this to any other health issue. … Read more
Added by Diva Toolbox on September 17, 2012 at 9:30am —
Cancer. I've seen it up close and personal and it's not pretty. My sister had stage 3 breast cancer when she was 31 back in 1998. She went through chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, surgery, and radiation. She had an aggressive cancer and she needed aggressive treatment. She survived the disease and the treatment (Go Deb!). She's one of the lucky ones. Read more
Cancer is just all too prevalent these days. Each year 12.7 million people in the world learn they have cancer, and 7.6 million…
Added by Dina Colman on September 11, 2012 at 9:00am —
We've all heard about cancer and we've heard about heart disease. But what about autoimmune disease? It is the third leading cause of death and yet many people have never heard of it or know exactly what it is. The National Institutes of Health estimates up to 24 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and close to 100 different autoimmune diseases have been identified. Read more
It is difficult to diagnose (unfortunately often by the time it is, it is systemic) and it's hard to…
Added by Dina Colman on September 6, 2012 at 3:11pm —
Since moving to my new home in a new town, I have been struggling to find a fitness routine. I thought once we moved I would buy a treadmill to help me along with workouts or walk diligently each day on my lunch break. However, between the cost and space associated with the treadmill and the fact that my lunch breaks seem to be non-existent, I haven’t been able to get consistent exercise.
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Added by Sara on July 2, 2012 at 7:55pm —
We have come a long way from those winter and early spring days when my son and I began exploring our newly inherited back garden. It has been so exciting to see some plants turn green, sprout leaves and, in some cases, flower. I will admit that I am a little… Read more
Added by Sara on May 21, 2012 at 3:49pm —
I was filming a video today that demonstrated exercises to release tension in the hands, wrists, and forearms, and I started to think about emotional stress and tension.
I was talking to a friend yesterday about how difficult it can be to stand up for yourself when you are a people-pleaser by nature. How is it that the fear and anxiety that comes from saying "no" to someone else can be greater than the stress and anxiety that we are placing on ourselves by saying "yes"? I have… Read more
Added by Karen Morse on May 15, 2012 at 3:14pm —
Don’t we all think at some point that we can do it all? Work, family life, house stuff, school etc. We push and push until we come to a point where we are at our wits end. Generally this is a tough time of year for me. Work is extremely hectic and I always end up with a massive cold or flu. This year has been a total eye opener, today especially. Since January, work has been beyond draining. To combat the stress I was practicing yoga 5-6 nights a week when the kids went to bed and I was… Read more
Added by Catherine Garcia on April 13, 2012 at 10:08pm —
Let’s talk “Whole-Health,” mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and financial. I am desperately working on pulling my five health segments together for “whole-health.” Each one is extremely valuable so, negative stress is poignant toward anti-health.
My next-door neighbor is pushing my buttons and draining my energy.
I'm generally a fun person to be around and I like being around others. I get lots of visitors and anytime I have a gathering,… Read more
Added by Yvonnie DuBose on March 2, 2012 at 8:29pm —
I am new… Read more
Added by Britny West on January 1, 2012 at 11:00am —
Anxiety can get the best of us. Take yourself from chaos to calm by following the seven tips listed below and relieve your anxiety now.
1. Stop – Take three deep sighs. As you release your sigh make an audible “AHHHHH” sound. The conscious use of sound creation creates wellness in your body. Release anger and frustration through this simple vocalization and get the chaos out of your body.
2. Breathe – Take a deep… Read more
Added by Alison Miller on November 29, 2011 at 6:28pm —
Draw on someone's back. With your finger. Their job. Is to guess. What. Your are drawing. The focus is on. The quality. Of the contact. Trace. Outline. And discover. It's gentle pressure.
Human touch reduces. Stress hormones. And enhances. Immune function. By slowing the heart rate. To a relaxed. But more attentive. And sensual state.
... an excerpt from… Read more
Added by Jeanette Gibson on October 24, 2011 at 6:00am —
"What a difference a day makes." This was my sister's mantra as she battled Stage 3 breast cancer for a year. I think of this mantra often because it can apply to all of us—no matter what challenge we are currently facing in our lives. Read more
When my sister, Debbie, was going through her treatment which included chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, radiation, and surgery, she had good days and she had bad days. What got her through the bad days was knowing that there would be good days.…
Added by Dina Colman on October 18, 2011 at 5:30pm —
I’ve written about stress before, but I was compelled to write on this topic again after some of the interactions I’ve had this week.
Psychological stress and anxiety can’t be completely avoided, they are a part of life. Did you know that there is a 50% increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) for people who deal with chronic work stress? That’s a 50 percent greater chance than the average person has of developing CVD if you are stressed at work and don’t… Read more
Added by Karen Morse on October 15, 2011 at 1:10pm —
Are you a worrier? Some people are more prone to anxiety due to a genetic mutation. Research focused on a gene known as the COMT gene has show that people with two copies of the met158 variant of this gene suffer from greater anxiety than others.
Don’t despair! Other research shows that even… Read more
Added by Karen Morse on September 26, 2011 at 8:35pm —