You know that uncomfortable feeling about an hour after you’ve eaten a meal and then wished you hadn’t?
Maybe it feels like the food is just sitting, not going anywhere, or there’s bloating, pain, indigestion, that awful sense of needing to know where the bathroom is, or,,,,,,wind!Read More »
There can be a lot going on in your busy life to make you tired and at times overwhelm can quickly take over, even if you’re normally relaxed and organised.
When the two are combined, it’s a double-whammy on your nervous system and ultimately your health.Read More »
Nothing adds to a busy woman’s stress levels more than a sick child.
As a mother, you worry about your children all the time, it’s a given. But you naturally worry about them more then they’re sick. With sleepless nights, timeout from childcare or school, time off work for you and the worry that it will spread to the whole family, your stress levels can go through the roof!Read More »
Why does December roll around long before we’re ready? It seems like yesterday we were setting our good intentions for 2014. Where did the year go?
How would you like to “stress proof” your health leading up to the Big Day and land on 1 January with energy, vitality and enthusiasm?Read More »
Ahhhh….. that illusive sleep.
If you’re familiar with the infomercials on free-to-air-TV that run all night, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
And the busier and more stressed you are, the more difficult getting a great night’s restful sleep can be – just when you need it the most.
Sleep is a basic human need (like water), so it’s important to ensure that good quality sleep is at the top of your priorities. Read More »
Does receiving an invitation to a social gathering involving more than 2 or 3 people have you immediately reaching into your bag of excuses of why you “just can’t make it, sorry” ?
Being a self-confessed introvert, I understand what it’s like to be uncomfortable in crowds. It’s something that our counterparts (the extroverts) simply cannot comprehend.
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Have you ever noticed that some people handle the colder months so much better than others? What about you?
We are right into the winter months here where I live – it’s cold! And, as the days get shorter and colder, even the best of us can feel a little down.
“Winter blues” is a general term that describes the mild depression, lack of motivation and low energy that many people experience when the weather turns nasty.Read More »
Being sick can be a pain, literally! Everyone experiences being sick at some time or another. And, everyone experiences stress. In fact, life is full of low-grade daily stress. But it’s when stress mounts up, or is compounded by an unexpected event, that we get tipped over the edge and then not only our mood, but our health suffers. It’s when your body has been under stress for some time, that our coping mechanisms are compromised and we leave ourselves open to illness. And, it’s when we don’t get on top of our stress that common conditions are driven deeper into disease, both chronic and severe.Read More »
I used to think that being overwhelmed was just a normal feeling from doing too much with not enough time to get it all done.
Something that would go away as I worked through endless “to-do lists”.
Now, I realise that overwhelm is not a natural or healthy state – it’s part of our stress response to tell us that we are not coping. Sometimes it just doesn’t go away, but develops into deeper states such as anxiety, hopelessness, depression and illness.
Overwhelm is usually accompanied by its good friend “procrastination”, and there the party begins. ĵRead More »
…. it just never seems to happen.
You may have a goal to change your diet, join the gym, exercise regularly, lose weight, meditate, do that yoga or pilates class, or simply look after yourself better. Whatever your thing, self-sabotage rears its head again, just like the other 47 times you tried.Read More »