Balance: Create Resilience to Stress

Anxiety: Simple Ways to Calm and Soothe By Fine Tuning Your Biology

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The Power of Self-Care to Smooth the Rough Edges of Anxiety

In my own life, I’ve had to contend with my personal biology to discover the ways in which I am more vulnerable to anxiety. Taking good care of my body’s needs has been one of the cornerstones of my mood stabilizing strategy. A few key corrections to my nutrition and lifestyle has made a world of difference.

For all of us, self-care is…

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The Genius of Our Anxious Minds

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Reframe Anxiety: How to Use Its Wisdom as a Trusted Guide

How does it make sense to use anxious and genius in the same sentence?

Isn’t the opposite true? Aren’t our anxious minds–you know, the way they churn and burn with worry about what has not yet happened, question everything, and stay on high alert–our downfall? A whopping character flaw? Loss of all control of, well, everything? The enemy…

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Thrive Through the Holidays

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I find the holidays to be curiously stressful. There have been many past holiday seasons when I have struggled with sluggishness, irritability, and resistance to the challenges and expectations that seem to be part of it all.

And yet our winter holidays are a time of celebration in the many ways of our diverse traditions–light within the darkness, family, sharing, and coming together. The new…

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Abundance: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

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I love all that I love, but I still feel the need to step away, be unplugged, to pause, to be alone. I don’t enjoy getting everything I want and I am easily overwhelmed by too much of anything that I love.

Abundance has a beautiful resonance to it. It is the focus of many peoples’ desires and affirmations—to be abundant and to have an infinite supply of everything they want.

Indeed our world…

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