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We've all taken a walk in nature and experienced the relaxing and often regenerating, healing impact it can have on us, right?
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"A more chilled-out you is a more productive you."
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Don't let stress get the best of you!
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Stress -- it's that feeling we know all too well when things get busy at work, you're balancing what feels like a million different tasks at home and you still have to find that time to squeeze in a workout. It can be overwhelming, there's no denying that. The reality is, stress is just a part of life. However, the way we learn to manage stress makes all the difference in how it impacts our health.
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We check our phones approximately 85 times in a day. It's time to disconnect.
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When you're stressed, you could be experiencing agitation, impatience, an increase in annoyance, pessimism, depression, and self-doubt. Some of this negativity can even act itself out on a subconscious level. And this can be really hard on the people around you.
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Yet another reason to get into meditating.
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I am beginning to wonder if the key to not succumbing to the stress of life is found in focusing less on the overall difficulty and frustration, choosing to not let these be the centre of attention: but rather, finding the five minutes of joy in each and every day.
I try to care for myself throughout the year. Not just the holidays or when it is stressful at work. If I am in a more balanced frame of mind, I can then be a better person for everyone around me. To...
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It's the middle of the holiday season and despite the promises of comfort and joy many Canadians will be dealing with a plethora of less than cheery emotions. There is a route to help keep the stressors at bay that doesn't involve very much effort; all one has to do is eat or drink fermented foods.
With the holidays around the corner, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress and exhaustion. When this happens, I take a step back, breathe and hit the mat. For me, the holidays is about being present and spending time with loved ones and people in my community.
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Moms are riddled with guilt. Guilt about lack of time. Guilt about the food we're putting on the table. What happens next? The workout you planned to do gets waylaid because you feel guilty about leaving your kids once again. Here's the thing, though. There are so many benefits to making fitness a priority in your life when you have children, and many of them benefit both you AND your children.
These five easy life hacks will provide you with simple strategies to shift your energy and focus from work and business to love and passion. They don't require a lot of hard work, but they do require serious commitment that I know you have.
Having a hobby has been noted time and again as an easy and productive way to improve your quality of life. That's right — everything from your stress levels to your heart health can be improved by fi...
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It's called comfort food for a reason; whether you are sad, mad, stressed or simply tired, eating your favourite fatty foods can make you feel good — but only for a short time. In the video above by I...
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Driving. Eating. Cooking. Brushing our teeth. Applying lipstick. Even, having sex! Most of the things we do in life are done mindlessly from memory, and not actively aware. It wasn't until I took a mindfulness meditation course that I realized what we are all missing out on!
It was the year 2000. I was at my first 'real' job with a major international company. I thought this is my time, my career would finally be launching and I would be living the professional life, having it all. Instead, I worked long hours, gained weight and was under a tremendous amount of stress. A few months later, I ended up taking a stress leave from the job.
Mindfulness is the buzz word of the day. You hear mindful eating, mindfulness based stress reduction, mindfulness in meditation, mindful walking and more. Why is this mindfulness such a buzz? Over time, you start to realize you can actually choose your thoughts and thereby choose emotions.
Higher stress levels are linked to more disagreements with lovers, an erotic deterrent of the highest level. In fact, in order to engage with another person on any intimate level we need to perceive enough safety. This safety helps us feel sexual arousal and bonding with our partner due to the release of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin.
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Helping an elderly parent with bathing, can come with some fear or embarrassment for both of you. You want to maintain the person's privacy, dignity and independence as much as possible. It might take longer than it used to for the person to do something for themselves, but the benefits far outweigh the extra time.
As a community nurse I've heard stories from families who, instead of checking items off shopping lists and going to holiday parties, were taking someone to multiple medical appointments. Or, they were worried and asking me how to keep their mom calm and comfortable at the busy family gathering as her dementia was taking hold.
It is the one packaging product that no one can resist — bubble wrap. It may protect your valuables from being squashed in the mail, but it also provides a deliciously satisfying stress release that f...
The end of semester can be a tough time, with students feeling the crunch of big assignments and cramming for exams. Add to it the lack of sleep, eating badly and more than a few drinks, and it's pret...
I'm one of those people who goes to yoga class and keeps sneaking peeks at the clock to see how many minutes left until I can lie in corpse pose, and just breathe and relax. It's not that I don't enjoy other kinds of yoga, but it hurts! Enter restorative yoga.