Living Anxiety-Free – How to Keep Your Nerves in Tact

“When you suffer an attack of nerves you’re being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?” —Russell Hoban Many of us stress about our jobs, our families, the traffic, bills, etc. However, worries are easily diminished with a hot bath, a warm meal and some relaxation time. ButContinue reading “Living Anxiety-Free – How to Keep Your Nerves in Tact”

Stress and Pain Age the Body and Brain!

Chronic stress ages the body and can make cells appear up to 17 years older than they  really are, according to a recent study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While researchers and healthcare practitioners have long thought as much, this study reveals exactly how stress takes its biological toll onContinue reading “Stress and Pain Age the Body and Brain!”

What are the Symptoms of Stress?

Stress affects us all. You may notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times at work, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. Stress is everywhere. And while a little stress is OK — some stress is actually beneficial — too much stress can wear you down andContinue reading “What are the Symptoms of Stress?”

Taking Time Out for Yourself: The Only Way to Conquer Stress and Its Effects

In today’s world, we all have countless demands on our time and energy. Obligations from work, education, family, church, and countless other outside factors all pile up and lead to never-ending stress. This burden of stress creates imbalances in our bodies which manifest themselves in different ways. Acne breakouts, digestive irregularity, aches and pains, tensionContinue reading “Taking Time Out for Yourself: The Only Way to Conquer Stress and Its Effects”

The Power of Yes: Affirmation and Intention – Energy Medicine

Life is an act of affirmation. Each day that we rise from our bed and engage in the moment-by-moment activities and choices that script our personal story, we are saying “yes” to life. Some do it unconsciously. Some do it with great relish and joy. Some do it consciously and with skill. It is aContinue reading “The Power of Yes: Affirmation and Intention – Energy Medicine”

Energy Medicine – The Importance of Everything

The great Yellow Emperor of China, Huang Di, who ruled in 3000 BC, inquired of his ministers why people’s longevity was half that of those in ancient times. People once lived to be more than 100 years old, remained active and vital and did not show signs of decline now apparent at age 50. IsContinue reading “Energy Medicine – The Importance of Everything”

Living in Difficult Times – Sanctuary in Bodywork

These are uncertain and unsettling times. It’s not just what is played out in the theater of world politics but the very nature of modern life with its ever-present shadow of uncertainty and threat that has produced a continuous low-grade “fight-or-flight” anxiety as the basal pulse of our normal human condition. Psychologist Miriam Greenspan describesContinue reading “Living in Difficult Times – Sanctuary in Bodywork”

The Body-Mind Connection: Part One

Heal the mind, heal the body. Heal the body, heal the mind. We have all heard of the mind-body connection and how our thoughts affect the health of our body. It is true that our thoughts and beliefs are extremely powerful and can affect our body in many ways. But the reverse is also true:Continue reading “The Body-Mind Connection: Part One”