‘Stress Management’

Fretting about Weddings: Stop Comparing, Start Celebrating

By Darla Breckenridge on 06/17/2013

At a wedding this weekend I spoke with three single women of varying ages. There was a great deal of fretting displayed by these women as they worked to negotiate the dance floor, the bouquet toss, and shapes and sizes of the other women. But we don’t think you need to be single (or the bride) to experience wedding stress, […] Read more »

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Change Your Brain with Mindfulness

By Darla Breckenridge on 06/10/2013

Have you ever felt so stressed out or frozen from fear that you that you couldn’t think or move or make any decision? This kind of flight or fight stress helps us when our very survival feels threatened. This can be because of too heavy a work load too much of the time, from being afraid day in and day […] Read more »

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How to De-stress More Healthfully

By Robyn Priebe on 04/24/2013

Do you know how to de-stress? I’d imagine many of us have “tools” we use when we are stressed, but they are nothing that we’ve consciously identified as stress reducers, but they work none-the-less (at least in the short-term).  The problem is that our stress reducers might not always have the healthiest outcome.  Here are some examples of things we […] Read more »

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Feeling Low? Try A Helper’s High

By Darla Breckenridge on 04/22/2013

If you find that you’re dwelling too much on your weight and feeling low, one way to take the focus off your feelings is to do something — really almost anything –  for someone else.  This act of giving can be through an organization or just doing a good deed for your neighbor, such as  picking up the newspaper and […] Read more »

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What Kind of “Springer” Are You?

By Darla Breckenridge on 03/11/2013

An extra hour of daylight…woo hoo! So what is it about “springing ahead” that can feel like renewal and a new beginning (more so than the New Year), or can catapult us into the “spring blues?” Whichever kind of “springer” you are, how can you use that hour to re-energize yourself? For many of us, spring means a new beginning, […] Read more »

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