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March 13, 2016

Adrenaline, or epinephrine as it is medically referred to, is a hormone that is released by the adrenal glands when the body registers a threat, real or perceived. When the perceived threat is gone, the body is designed to return to a state of physiological relaxation...

March 8, 2016

Struggling with self-care? Life getting you down? Do something simple - see the beauty in the world around you. 

 

Seeing the beauty in the world around you will do a number of things for you. First, it will lift you out of darkness. I received this suggestion...

January 21, 2016

When you do what you say you are going to do, especially for yourself, you build trust with yourself.

 

If you told yourself that you were going to rest, then rest.

 

If you told yourself that you would go for a walk, then go for a walk.

 

If you told yourself that you weren...

January 7, 2016

Hugging activates the release of oxytocin, which activates the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous systems is responsible for rest and digest activities as well as the state of "tend and befriend" (tending to and befriending yourself, not runnin...

November 22, 2015

Take a vagus breath.

 

The vagus nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body, runs from your brain all the way down to your lower belly and breaks into a billion different nerve endings at this point. The vagus nerve is responsible for activating your parasympathetic n...

November 2, 2015

The last 3 articles I posted focused on adrenaline and how it works in your body to make you feel unsafe. This article will focus on 3 powerful and easy ways to reduce the adrenaline flowing in your body.

 

1. Vagus Breaths.

 

Vagus breaths can be done anywhere, anytime. Y...

October 29, 2015

I generally describe stress as the feeling we have when we feel like we don’t have the capacity to cope with what is going on or that we don’t have the power to say no to what is going on.

 

From a physiological perspective stress is the feeling we have in our body when...

October 27, 2015

In my article, “Negative Thinking - Why is it So Hard to Change?” I mentioned that one of the ways we keep the negative thinking going and therefore the adrenaline flowing is by finding things/people/events to be offended by.

 

This struck a nerve with me so I spent a c...

October 23, 2015

Did you know that we typically have 60,000 thoughts or more a day? Did you also know that most of these thoughts were negative?

 

Even if you were aware of the number of negative thoughts you were having every day and made a concerted effort to change these thoughts, do...

October 6, 2015

As a woman, you will never, ever feel safe, and therefore calm, if you have high levels of adrenaline running through your body. That is the point of adrenaline. Adrenaline, or epinephrine as it is medically referred to, is a hormone that is released by the adrenal gla...

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