Category Archives: Self Love & Healing

Are You Worrying Yourself Sick?

Are you worrying yourself sick? via @drnehasangwan
We’re moving at lightning speed. We’re maxed out, overcommitted, and exhausted. It’s no wonder that one in eight Americans ages 18 and older suffers from an anxiety disorder, and over the last decade, the rates of anti-anxiety and insomnia medication use have skyrocketed. Anxiety is rooted in a fear of what might happen in the…

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Manage Stress Through Soft-Belly Breathing

GET THE MP3 FOR THIS EPISODE  |  LISTEN ON iTUNES Have you ever felt stressed or overwhelmed—and then become completely annoyed when somebody chimed in with, “Hey, just take a deep breath.” Today, you're going to learn about a very underused yet extremely powerful tool called soft-belly breathing. I didn't learn about this in medical…

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Are You On Empty or Self-Full?

Are You on Empty or Self-Full?
How many times have you tuned out the safety instructions blaring over the loudspeaker on an airplane? I bet you could recite them verbatim. The flight attendant calls for everyone’s attention. You know the drill … let’s fast forward to this part: “In the unlikely event that the cabin pressure should drop, oxygen masks will…

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Your Body is Talking. Are You Listening?

Over the last decade working in hospitals, I was surprised by the number of times learning the skills to communicate helped alleviate my patients’ physical symptoms and even helped them get rid of a dependence on certain medications. Research shows that communicating effectively helps us better cope with stress, nurtures our relationships, and enhances our…

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