‘stress’

Need Relaxation Techniques? Try Nothing

By Robyn Priebe

Whether stress, anger, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed is the trigger, many of us probably have tried relaxation techniques in the past to help manage our response to these emotional triggers. From mindfulness practices to meditation to deep breathing, we may have tried it all, but I’d like to recommend you try doing NOTHING. Just rest. I had knee surgery last […] Read more »

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Do You Have the Healing Touch?

By Darla Breckenridge

When stress goes up, self care goes down. One way to implement self-care and self soothe (instead of stress eat) in stressful times is through healing touch. Touch can help you to calm, reduce your heart rate and decrease anxiety. As our world gets consumed by iPhones, social media, texting and e-mailing, it’s not uncommon to go a whole day […] Read more »

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Insomnia and Women

By Robyn Priebe

Maybe it’s because I’m around women all day long, but it seems to me that women struggle with insomnia more than men do.   No doubt for many women menopause plays a role and as I’m starting to struggle with sleeping problems I wonder if that’s something I need to take a closer look at.  Knowing that sleep deprivation revs up […] Read more »

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Pondering Emotional Eating

By Robyn Priebe

Last week in one of our brainstorming sessions I got the question, “what do you do with long-term emotional triggers that send you to food.”  During the week many discussions were had regarding short-term coping mechanisms for dealing with emotions that lead us to eat.  Her question seemed to imply that most triggers to eat are occasional and unexpected, i.e.  a stressor occurs at […] Read more »

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Escaping Stress – I Dare You!

By Cindy Bishop

Yeah, I’m stressed out. Who isn’t? I’m stressed about my weight, my workouts (or the lack thereof), deadlines (some self-imposed, others not), getting this post up by 9 a.m. (failed), and any one of a number of other things. Right now, I feel the physical tension building in my shoulders, a low-grade headache beginning and a growl in my stomach that says, I […] Read more »

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