Tips for Coping with Social Isolation

Humans are social creatures and we don’t do well in isolation. That’s exactly why state penitentiaries punish prisoners by putting them into solitary confinement. It causes them great mental anguish. Many of us have felt like prisoners in solitary confinement over the last couple of months because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. And many of us have been feeling our own mental anguish from this extended isolation. Who knows how long this may go on? While none of us have [...]

2020-05-27T21:35:18+00:00May 15th, 2020|

5 Tips To Take Control Of Your Time & Reduce Stress

One of the best ways to cope with uncertainty is to take charge of your time. Why? Because being proactive can help reduce your stress levels, can support your mental well-being and help you form healthy habits. Here’s 5 Tips To Take Control Of Your Time: 1. Structure Your Time Believe it or not, creating a plan for your day can reduces stress and anxiety versus having no plan. Having a plan gives you focus, an intention and purpose in your day. [...]

2020-05-08T17:52:58+00:00May 8th, 2020|

4 Simple Tips to Disarm Emotional Triggers and Take Control

Have you ever been emotionally triggered and you reacted in a way that was less than ideal? You may have noticed physical sensations such as increased heart rate, rapid breathing, a temperature change or feelings of constriction or tightness. You’re not alone. Before you know it, you may have found yourself being short tempered, shutting down or fleeing from the situation all together. Our reaction can leave us feeling disempowered in how we handled the situation.  This not only affects how we [...]

2020-04-28T17:46:00+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

5 Action Steps To Step Into Your Powerful Self

"If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you"- Louise Hay How many of us had limiting beliefs that hold us back from taking action, making progress and reaching success? I know I have.  I didn’t feel qualified enough thus I didn’t put myself out there, was playing it safe in my career thus wasn’t growing personally and/or professionally.  I realized how this belief was holding me back and decided to take the leap, took action and [...]

2020-02-27T23:00:27+00:00January 2nd, 2020|

Social Connection Is Good For Your Health

Have you ever tried something new and ending up liking it? After leaving a long -term relationship, I had joined a social running club.  I did not enjoy running at that time however I was in transition, feeling lonely and thought it would be a good way for me to meet new people. It wasn’t until I started going regularly that I had the opportunity to meet and build some very close connections with the people I ran with. These people actually [...]

2020-04-26T23:09:53+00:00November 7th, 2019|

Quick Tips to Manage Stress

Quick Tips to Manage Stress We all encounter stress in our lives and to varying degrees. In some cases, stress can be beneficial as it can help us prepare or perform or the “fight or flight” response when faced with a life-threatening situation. Stress that is negative can have harmful effects on your emotional, mental and physical health. This typically occurs in the following situations: work, overextending yourself, going through transitions like divorce, a break-up, a death, a traumatic stress/event or having [...]

2020-05-09T15:24:21+00:00October 21st, 2019|
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