The Amazing Benefits of Meditation

Anxiety

The Amazing Benefits of Meditation

Normally there are plenty of things that occur in our daily lives that cause us stress: commuter traffic, hassles at work, and tension in our personal relationships to name just a few. These days, with the upheaval related to the pandemic, this stress has increased for some, and some who weren't feeling stressed previously, are now dealing with it. If...[ read more ]

Overwhelm and the Highly Sensitive Person

overwhelm

Overwhelm and the Highly Sensitive Person In the midst of the current upheaval many are experiencing overwhelm. For some this is relatively new, but for a Highly Sensitive Person it’s status quo. Except that now the level of overwhelm may have increased exponentially. The mandate to stay home and the inability to attend any social gatherings at all in some...[ read more ]

Mother Nature to the Rescue

Mother Nature

  Mother Nature to the Rescue   We’re definitely in a time of heightened stress and anxiety. Many people had already been experiencing challenges just with the frenetic pace of life in 2020, but now with the uncertainty of the pandemic, this has increased exponentially. How are we to cope? One thing which always helps me, and has actually been...[ read more ]

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge. Signs of Emotional Distress and 7...[ read more ]

Holiday Stress

holiday stress

The holidays can definitely be stressful. But, wait, it’s a happy time, how can we have ‘holiday stress?’ Let’s see…running around trying to find just the right gifts while everyone else is doing the same; driving in increased traffic or flying and dealing with airport security; family drama. Or, maybe there doesn’t seem to be enough funds this year to...[ read more ]

EFT / Tapping II

tapping eft eye points

As I mentioned in my last post on EFT, it’s a simple technique we can all use ourselves for various issues. You can search for just about any challenge you’re facing and likely find an example of someone using tapping to help. If you are being diligent and actually doing the tapping (knowing about it and believing in it are...[ read more ]

EFT (Tapping)

EFT, Tapping, stress

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), commonly referred to as Tapping, is a simple yet very effective technique for releasing what doesn’t serve us. It can be used for anything from unhealthy habits to addictions, fears to trauma, pain to anxiety, and anything in between. I became interested in EFT when a colleague offered an introductory training. With a combination of EFT...[ read more ]

What are Highly Sensitive People to Do?

Highly Sensitive Person volcano

What Are Highly Sensitive People to Do? I think everyone would agree that today’s world is faster-paced and more chaotic than the past. There are so many demands, expectations and time-crunches. There are more people than ever, more crowds and busyness. There is so much violence and so many inexplicable events, all of which are blasted out every day…every minute,...[ read more ]

Highly Sensitive Person(s)

Highly Sensitive Person, HSP, sensitivities, stress, highly sensitive, self-care

Throughout my childhood and into adulthood I heard often that I was so (or too) sensitive, that I just needed to not worry about things or just ignore things that bothered me. Sometimes I as told that I was being silly, or over-reacting. I got so tired of hearing, "Just ignore it," or "It's not a big deal...let it go,"...[ read more ]

Mindfulness

Mindfulness I attended a great workshop last week on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction. The idea behind mindfulness is to be fully aware in the moment, in the present. We can't be present if we're focused on the past or future. One of the many things I took away with me from the workshop was a great way to make this more...[ read more ]