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 [...]

2020-05-09T15:24:21-07:00October 21st, 2019|

Making the Shift from Self-Critical to Self-Compassion

Have you ever had moments of being self-critical and self-judgmental?  If you have, you are not alone. The thing is, sometimes we are aware of our self-criticism while other times we are not.  These thoughts can be automatic which is why increasing our awareness of this self-criticism, belittling and self-judgment can be so impactful.  The thoughts of “I’m not good enough,” “I can't do this” or “I'm a failure” whether we are aware of it or not can leave us feeling anxious, [...]

2020-04-12T23:25:10-07:00September 8th, 2019|

Does Coaching Work?

Core Energy Coaching - Research Paper Article Does it Work? New Scientific Evidence Points to Yes New scientific evidence that iPEC’s Core Energy Coaching™ model produces results for clients. Improving their life satisfaction in several key areas. If you’re thinking about hiring a coach, one big question probably keeps circling through your mind: Will it work? There are plenty of success stories that provide evidence that coaching helps people make positive changes.  People can create success in their personal and professional lives. [...]

2020-02-27T22:37:34-08:00July 5th, 2019|

What is Emotional Hygiene and Why Does It Matter?

Emotional hygiene is a practice of daily care for your psychological health.  Just as you take care of your physical health. This can mean making time to exercise, drink enough water, brush your teeth, get enough sleep and eating your greens. It’s also important to take care of your emotional health. By not practicing emotional hygiene the body/mind can experience stress, anxiety, irritability, depression, loneliness, pain, and other strong emotions.  Your body responds to these emotions which can negatively impact your health.  These [...]

2020-08-02T21:13:07-07:00June 17th, 2019|

3 Easy Mindfulness Steps to Beat Stress

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is choosing to pay attention deliberately without judgment and being fully present at the moment, in the here and now. Break the daily routine and take a moment to be completely present.   Try this exercise next time you eat your favorite meal, take the time to smell it, see it, touch it, taste it and notice the sound it makes as you chew it. Enjoy your meal consciously using all of your senses. Notice how you ate [...]

2020-02-27T18:21:56-08:00March 10th, 2019|

Writing Away Your Stress – 5 Benefits of Journaling

  Besides being free,  journaling is available 24/7 with therapeutic benefits. Think of it as your companion and friend. 1) Reduces the intensity of your emotions by writing about your anger, sadness or painful emotions. 2) Reduces stress - by writing down your anxious/worry feelings it creates a structure and reduces stress and the physical impact on your body.  Once you have identified the problem you can then work on a plan to overcome the problem and in turn, reduce and/or eliminate [...]

2020-02-27T18:13:46-08:00November 18th, 2018|

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