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Body Scanning: Learning how to reduce anxiety and improve resiliency

When experiencing uncomfortable sensations in the body what do you do?  Do you ignore them?  Do you try and distract yourself from what you are feeling?  Or do you stop and sit still to understand what is going on within yourself? Most of the time it is hard to stop and take a moment to […]

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How To Survive and Thrive During the Holidays – Holiday Stress Edition

How can you we get through the holidays more stress free? This can seem like an impossible task, but by exploring some ideas shared here you will see that it is possible.  After all, the holidays are not just about running around trying to please everyone.  That desire to please others and be everywhere for everyone […]

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Top 7 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety This Holiday Season

Holiday parties, work parties and family commitments can really be stressful for people who have social anxiety. Under normal circumstances an anxious person might be able to come up with some excuses as to why they cannot attend a party or social gathering, but when it comes to the holiday season this can be even […]

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Just Breathe – Breathing Exercises to Feel More Resilient and Relaxed When Feeling Overwhelmed 

Deep Belly Breathing Practicing deep belly breathing is one of the most effective ways to help calm down the mind and body.  To get an idea about what deep belly breathing looks like, I want you to place one hand under your belly button and the other hand on your chest. Now imagine that your […]

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3 Myths and 2 Truths – Why is Self-Care So Hard and How Can I Overcome It?

Self-care is something we hear about often.  We hear that adding in a self-care practice is important for our overall well-being.  So then why is it so hard to actually get the ball rolling on taking care of our needs? Self-care may sound good in theory, but to actually implement it is an entirely different […]

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