There’s something about knowing you should be rationing your food to limit trips to the grocery store that makes you want to eat more to calm your nerves. Stuck on another boring Zoom call?Eat. Drafting an article for work and stuck on the next line?Eat. Just heard another depressing statistic?Eat. It’s going to happen. You… Continue reading How to stress eat when working from home
When I was struggling with anxiety years ago, my therapist taught me this simple technique to calm the mind in just a couple of minutes. Name....5 things you see 4 things you hear 3 things you feel (physical sensations) 2 things you smell 1 thing you taste How does this work? When we feel stressed, our mind is usually… Continue reading Name 5 things you see
Are you a creature of habit, clinging to the comfort and reliability of routine? Or do you flow through joyful and sometimes anxiety-inducing spontaneity? I've been getting a crash course lately in how BOTH play a very important role and can be hugely beneficial at different phases of our lives. Lately, my focus has very much… Continue reading Balancing routine and flow
Several months ago my coach gave me an assignment to find 3 things that light me up. It was so obvious I'd been so focused on work and struggling to get through difficult changes in my life, that I was seriously lacking joy. It's a simple assignment, but by no means an easy one. Do… Continue reading Your aliveness depends on this
Do you listen when your body asks you to slow down and REST? Or do you feel guilty taking this time for yourself? So many people are sick right now! As for me, I'm just coming out of a week of hibernation, getting over an ailment. I've been resting, taking it slow, and giving my… Continue reading Are you giving yourself this one thing?