Reduce stress and increase flexibility

Thanks to everyone who responds to my newsletters. I appreciate your thoughts and feedback. Email me and let me know what you think about reducing stress and increasing flexibility. Journal Prompt – Your eye on aging – this is a tough one. Why do we do it? What is your most unhealthy habit? Why do you engage …

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What is your stress level?

I was thinking about stress this week because I couldn’t motivate myself to get some of my “to do” list done. Then I said to myself – “Hey, you have a good excuse! You’ve been under stress.” And I decided that I should go easier on myself and not be so critical of my accomplishments …

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5 steps to improve your resilience and why you care

Resilience is the ability or capacity to bounce back from stressful situations. This doesn’t mean you don’t feel the stress, but that you have the skill and strength to cope with challenges and recover from difficulties. How do you feel now that communities are opened back up from Covid restrictions? Did you notice an old …

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Tips for being present

Being present allows you to take a break from your thoughts of worrying about the past and speculating about the future. Separating yourself from thoughts of past worry or future anxiety allows you to really pay attention to the moment. Realize that at this moment, you have nowhere to go, nothing to do, except be …

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How Community Helps?

Hi Everyone! Currently, I communicate with people mostly by text, email, zooming, and taking walks in the forest preserve. My friends have described this time using phrases like, nerve-racking, wanting it to be over with, asking how we will get through it, not knowing the next right thing to do, and feeling an overall level …

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Ground yourself!

Were you ever “grounded” as a kid? Do you remember what you were grounded for? It seemed like “being grounded” was a form of punishment for something we did. “Being grounded” was for our own good. You may have had to stay home or had privileges taken away from you. This past year with Covid …

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What is self-care?

Self-care is acknowledging that you are human, and there’s no such thing as perfection. It means recognizing your self-worth. You are enough. Self-care is allowing yourself to ask for help and being willing to receive help when it’s given. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or incompetence. To resist receiving help defeats the …

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Have you had enough?

“I am so over this.” But “this” is not over with us. It’s hard to keep going sometimes when you don’t know when or where the finish line is. Some days are good; some days are bad. Sometimes it’s hard not to be over-reactive, anxious, panicky. Little things become big things. Just when we need …

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Is your jawbone connected to your hip bone?

I’m very grateful for my Advanced Functional Yoga Therapy Training (even though it was 5 days on zoom). Get ready for some new ideas and assessments. Is your jawbone connected to your hip bone? Do you remember a song similar to your jawbone is connected to your hip bone? (Maybe you are too young to know the …

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