Category Archives: Stress

  • A Few of the Things I’ve Learned From Life’s Crises and Challenges

    Posted on September 2, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Stress

    Some people insist that within each challenge and crisis is a lesson you need to learn, as if the crisis is somehow your fault for not having learned the lesson earlier. I call BS. But just because it’s not our fault doesn’t mean that we can’t learn something from these situations. Actually, we can learn […]

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  • Why You Need Special Playlists for When You’re Stressed Out

    Posted on August 9, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Stress

    They say that music soothes the savage beast. They also say that you often give others the advice that you need yourself. I’m pretty sure they’re both right. I don’t know about you, but when I’m super stressed I find that music really can soothe my savage beast. I’ve also got a lot of stress […]

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    Why Your Massage Therapist’s Words Matter

    Posted on April 12, 2019 by in Chronic Pain, Health and Wellness, Stress

    I cannot tell you how many times new clients have told me about some of the amazing things previous massage therapists, doctors, PTs, etc. have said to them. And by amazing, I mean completely unprofessional and rude. I doubt any of them intend to be unprofessional, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are. […]

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  • Is Stress Really a Serious Health Concern?

    Posted on March 22, 2019 by in Stress

    Just because most people experience high levels of stress, doesn’t mean you can brush it off as no big deal. Why Do You Say That? There’s a saying I learned the first time I attended the San Diego Pain Summit: “Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s normal.” And nothing’s more common than stress. Amiright? […]

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  • Overwhelmed? You Can Cope if You Just Do the One Next Thing.

    Posted on March 15, 2019 by in Stress

    Sometimes life comes at you with both barrels. It’s not fair, but it happens to everyone. I’m not gonna sugar coat it… it sucks. It sucks big time. Your already lengthy to do list can grow to an insane level. So, in addition to the mental and emotional stress of whatever’s happening you’ve probably now […]

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  • What Does it Really Mean to Age Well?

    Posted on September 28, 2018 by in Health and Wellness, Stress

    At 50, I’m solidly middle-aged and I’m good with it. You honestly couldn’t pay me enough enough to go back to high school or college. Or even my 30’s. OK, I have the occasional day where I wouldn’t mind a little of the endless energy of youth, but I’m not willing to sacrifice my hard-earned […]

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  • What You Need to Know About Stress, Anxiety, and Massage

    Posted on June 8, 2018 by in Massage, Stress

    Why do you Get Massage? Why get a massage? According to a survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association, 28% of Americans who get a massage do so for relaxation and stress reduction. That’s a lot of people in the US who feel strongly enough about their own experiences with massage for stress reduction […]

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  • Spring Cleaning With Less Pain & More Fun

    Posted on April 13, 2018 by in Health and Wellness, Stress

    Spring Cleaning: Brilliant or Bogus? It’s that time of year again… spring cleaning time. Many people use it as an excuse to open the windows and go on an all out cleaning binge while others refuse to have any part in this yearly shenanigan… I mean ritual. Regardless of whether you partake in any of […]

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    Start the New Year With Beginner’s Mind

    Posted on December 22, 2017 by in Health and Wellness, Stress, Travel/Vacation/Holiday

    Have you ever went into a class, competition, client meeting, or other important event afraid that most of the people there are smarter or more talented than you? Have you ever pumped yourself up with reminders of glowing things clients, coworkers, coaches, and bosses have said about you? Have you ever tried to fake it […]

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  • Staying Grounded in the Midst of the Holidays

    Posted on December 15, 2017 by in Stress, Travel/Vacation/Holiday

    Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can’t go out without getting caught up in its wake… the traffic, the parking (NOT), the crowded stores. It’s enough to drive you crazy. If you’re going to make it to the new year with any sanity left, you need to find some ways to get (and stay) […]

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  • Why Blogs Are a Terrible (Yet Useful) Place to Get Advice

    Posted on December 1, 2017 by in Health and Wellness, Stress

    2 weeks ago, Andy Richter massively informed a Twitter user on the realities of clinical depression. In case you didn’t see it, someone tweeted “Depression is a choice.” They needed to be schooled. Hard. And Andy did that. I’m not going to try to figure out if this person is completely heartless or if they’re […]

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    6 (Really) Easy Ways to Relieve Stress

    Posted on September 29, 2017 by in Stress

    If you’ve ever been so busy and so stressed that you don’t have time to take a nice warm bath (or said bath would stress you out because the kids would be banging on the door wanting in or your spouse would be asking you non-stop questions, like how to get a chocolate stain out of […]

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  • What “Going With The Flow” Really Means

    Posted on September 22, 2017 by in Self Care, Stress

    Have you ever been told that you’ll be less stressed if you just “go with the flow”? It’s actually true, but not in the zen, surfer dude, nothing-riles-me-up way you might think. The Myth of Going With the Flow Most people think of going with the flow as something akin to a nice, gentle, lazy day […]

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  • Why Stress Reduction Isn’t Just for New Agers and Hippies

    Posted on September 1, 2017 by in Stress

    Who pushes stress reduction and stress management the most? The calm people who aren’t completely overburdened every waking second of their day, that’s who! The people who have time to take the baths and long walks they recommend. The ones who have time to write in their journal and make gratitude lists. The ones who […]

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  • Coloring As Stress Relief

    Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Stress

    Coloring for stress relief has been a thing for several years now, and it’s continuing to grow in popularity. Every time I go into the bookstore, it seems that there are more coloring books than there were the last time. At last count there were no less than 3 tables devoted to adult coloring books. But […]

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