High Anxiety

November 14, 2019

The Holidays are quickly approaching and that means people become more stressed than any other time of year. People put so much pressure on themselves to get everything done. Being around family can trigger certain behaviors that you would rather avoid.  It seems like everyone is so stressed out these days. Anxiety is the # 1 condition that children are now plagued with. The research is showing that here on Long Island NY, where I live that Xanax is the highest prescribed medication than anywhere else in the country! Why are people so stressed? And a bigger question is why are children becoming so stressed out?

There are three types of stress that people experience.

  • Physical Stress: Injuries to the body, such as broken bones, torn ligaments, wounds or any other trauma that can inflict the body.
  • Chemical Stress: Food poisoning, hang overs, chemical sensitivities, electro-magnetic interference from Wi fi, environmental toxins, viruses and other such reactions.
  • Emotional Stress: Single parenting, working two jobs, divorce, type A personality, work overload, traffic jams, deadlines, unexpected bills, caring for elderly parents and the list can go on and on….

All of these will affect the mind and body in a negative way.

When you are having a difficult time quieting your mind, your body will give you signs that your out of balance. IBS (Irritable bowl syndrome), headaches, rashes, aches and pains and a myriad of other symptoms can appear as well as disturbed sleep, depression and so on. 95% of all illnesses are stress related.

Taking Xanax and other such medication has become a crutch and an addiction. Anxiety can be treated in natural ways by developing a healthy lifestyle.

Here are Seven tools that can help ease the stress and anxiety.

1-Breath: Take a few deep guttural breaths in and out when you feel like your head is spinning and your thoughts are racing. It will calm the neuro-pathways in your brain and relax your body.

2-Movement: Take a walk, dance, yoga, qigong, swim or anything to change the energy in your body. Your body always keeps score. Emotions are energy in motion, so change the energy and change the emotion.

3-Diet: Unfortunately, our food change has become corrupted. The more live natural and organic foods you can eat, the better. Eliminate sugar, processed foods, wheat, meat and dairy as much as possible. It has a direct correlation to anxiety in stress. A healthy microbiome is #1 defense against illness and disease.

4-Meditate: Quieting the mind chatter and focusing on a mantra is a wonderful practice to stay in the present moment and eliminate distraction.

5-Nature: Connect with the outdoors. Take a walk in a wooded area or by the ocean. You are a part of nature and so many people have disconnected themselves from the natural world. Touch the soil with your feet and feel the energy from Mother Earth. It is healing.

6-Purpose: Discover what you love to do and do it every day. What are your gifts, abilities and talents? By focusing on your purpose, you will find that your mind will be absorbed in something greater than your worries.

7-Laugh: Laughter is good medicine. You can heal so many ills through laughter. It is good for the mind/body and soul.

Also reach out and talk to a professional, such as a coach, therapist, or specialist that can help and support you. Having someone who is compassionate and understanding to talk to is vital to heal the wounds, trauma and anxiety that you have bottled up inside yourself.

Let’s change the course of direction for our children and ourselves by utilizing these natural ways to alleviate stress and anxiety rather than numb and medicate.

Let’s become a more compassionate, grateful, loving, caring, understanding, creative and imaginative world. It all starts with YOU!


Feeling Tension?

September 14, 2016

“Feeling tension does not mean something is wrong. It means something is working.” Graham Cooke

The  energy that you may be feeling can be used for fuel for tension or your intention!

How many times a day are you being pulled in so many directions? I know I have many things on my schedule every day! Between appointments, and emails, calls, and juggling my business and personal life can get quite hectic. I can feel the tension build if I am not aware of using that feeling for constructive purposes. The feeling of that pressure is just energy. Once we label that energy as tension or something negative we are already moving away from being productive to destructive.

So the next time you are feeling tension, remember that something is working and  something is building. Fuel it with your intention to create something positive. Become aware of your thoughts, your feeling and actions to propel you forward with passion to fuel your purpose!

Need more guidance as to how to transform your tension into intention, reach out and call me for more tips and tools!!

Have an empowered day!!!

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Stretch Your Limits

August 24, 2016

Being flexible is so important for your body and mind. When I don’t take the time to stretch my body, I feel sluggish and ache.  The same thing goes for my mind! If I don’t take the time to learn  something new each day I get caught up in the trivia of life. I really enjoy growing and creating. Taking the time to go beyond what you think you can do is so important for your well being. When your body stays stills or sits around for too long your muscles will atrophy. The same is true with your mind. You must use your mental muscles  to stay sharp, stay focused and creative. There are many ways to stretch your limits however it can be challenging to know where to begin and how to get started. 

Just start by taking the time to write down a few things you want to accomplish. Look at it everyday and begin to take small action steps toward them. 

If you need help to get started or need some encouragement please get in touch with me and begin to stretch your limits and see your life unfold in magnificent ways.stretching oneself


Creative Ideas

May 20, 2014

Creative-Ideas-for-old-drawersCreative ideas are born in our imagination. When was the last time you thought of something creative? The more ideas you have the more creative ideas will pop into your mind. Not only is it fun, it is inspiring and energizing. Have you ever seen something that someone else has done and you thought to yourself that you had that idea too, but just never followed through with your idea? I recently was watching a program on how to purify contaminated water for areas in the world that did not have access to clean water. It was remarkable to see the ingenuity of what people are developing. There is nothing new under the sun, however we must begin to tap into our creative minds and give birth to creative ideas to solve the massive problems that are plaguing the earth today. Use your imagination and think of five new ideas every day. Some might be good, and  others not so good,  it doesn’t matter. What matters is that we begin to create new ideas. The next creative idea to help the world could be yours!


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