Category Archives for Stress

How to Change Your Life with Your Breath

This week I’m happy to bring to you a guest blog post from my good friend and yoga studio owner, Anne Basco. She has written about the yogic practice of mindful breathing called pranayama and the health benefits it can bring, especially for those in cancer treatment. Really it’s good for everyone in our busy […]

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Meditation Step by Step

If you haven’t tried meditating, what is holding you back? Many people are realizing the benefits: increased focus, reduced anxiety, fear and depression. Meditation has also been shown to help with reactivity, anger management and improve feelings of equanimity and peacefulness. From high level CEO’s and entrepreneurs to stressed out parents, people are adding meditation to […]

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5 Easy Ways to Have More Energy and Less Stress

You’ve probably heard by now that powerful hormones are released when you’re under stress. I have even heard urban legends of people doing extraordinary feats like the woman who could suddenly lift her car to save her trapped child. Superwoman strength aside, these same hormones that can help save us in an emergency, can also […]

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Get inspired and empowered at MamaCon!

Let’s face it; motherhood is hard. I wrote about the stress I put myself under trying to be the perfect mother in my book, WTF?! I Have Cancer? Mothers juggle so many tasks and wear so many hats (chauffeur, personal chef, housekeeper, nurse, caretaker, educator, counselor, mediator…). And because I am apparently an over-achiever, I also […]

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Clutter and The Lightness of Being

Happy Spring! With the arrival of Spring today, it seemed a good time to bring up to the front an old post from five years ago—Springtime, 2012. Time to spring clean, declutter, release the energy of things we don’t need, and experience a lightness of being! I realize some of this may be similar to the […]

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A Morning Ritual for Health

I keep reading about successful CEO’s and thought leaders having morning health rituals. Interestingly, most include some form of meditation and exercise. I developed a morning health ritual during my treatment and recovery from two back-to-back cancers that I felt was rather elaborate but necessary at the time. I let it slip as I got […]

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How to deal with Stress, Fear and Anxiety

Stress seems to be rampant these days. I know several people right now who are unfortunately dealing with big stuff. When faced with life’s big challenges, fear can take hold, leaving us immobile to make any decisions whatsoever. Unanswerable questions arise as we try to navigate unchartered waters. All of the “what ifs” run an endless […]

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The 5 Minute Stress Reducer

Studies are finding that stress is at the root of most ailments, many of which lead to serious disease. The common cold, weight gain, sleep problems, heart disease, and stomach issues are just a few of the ailments connected to stress. And apparently, those of us over 50 are more stressed than anyone. A recent Harvard […]

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