Yoke of Responsibility

As a massage therapist for 25+ years, the area where I most frequently find stress-related tension and symptoms is the neck and shoulders. If I had a penny for every time I’ve referred to the ‘yoke of responsibility’ around someone’s shoulders, …

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Stress Eating

When you are stressed, what foods do you choose? When I am particularly stressed out and overwhelmed, a coping mechanism is distracting myself with food. Do I seek my usual health-supporting fare of broccoli, omelettes, and bone broth? Umm, not so much. I hunt through the refrigerator and cupboards, mostly looking for sugar, chocolate and…

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Stress, Cortisol & Sleep

Is stress keeping you from sleeping well? I know that sometimes I stay up waaayyyy too late. For me, this is really more just a bad habit than a result of stress. However, it does increase the stress on my body and negatively impacts my immune system. (Hint, hint … Is staying up late an…

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Stress, Tension & Feelings

Do you hold tension in your body? Does this impact how you feel?? Uh, … Yes! Would you like to find new ways to help release the tension and stress? Today’s video blog continues what I’ve been sharing in the Your Health ‘On’ Stress & What You Can Do series. For earlier episodes, see the…

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Fight, Flight … or FREEZE!

How do you respond to stress and danger? The first episode of this Your Health ‘On’ Stress & What You Can Do series introduced the Fight or Flight response that we have when confronted with danger. It is also commonly called the Stress Response. Today, I share another of our instinctive survival response. And provide…

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