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How Do You React to Stress? Are You an Over or Under- Functioner?

People tend to react to stress in predictable ways. Some spring into action mode, trying to solve and fix. Others shut down and curl up into a ball. Both extremes are old, deeply ingrained strategies for dealing with stress. Read on to find out which reaction you tend towards and how to find more balance.

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8 Things You Can Do Today to Cultivate Joy

If you are committed to growing mentally, emotionally and spiritually, you might be REALLY good at identifying what’s wrong. You notice your shortcomings, take responsibility for your part in any conflicts and are probably very sensitive to all of the suffering in the world. You are constantly looking for ways to improve and grow, and that often includes a harsh assessment of what you can do better.  But it’s important to remember to make room for joy!

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5 Ways for Busy Moms to Stay Positive (Even When the Wheels Come Off)

Sometimes life can feel like absolute insanity. We all have days when nothing goes right and everything feels hard. We want to throw our hands up, go back to bed, pull the covers up and forget it. But there are lunches to pack and buses to catch; life must go on! Read on to learn how to train your brain to stay positive, even when everything hits the fan.

8 Signs of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety and What to Do to Feel Better

Your little bundle of joy has finally arrived! This is what you’ve spent the last several months (maybe even years!) waiting, praying and planning for. You expected to feel joy, overwhelming love and relief. Maybe, like me, you mistakenly thought you would strap your baby in a carrier and go on about your busy life. What you didn’t expect were the tears, bone-crushing exhaustion, constant worry or intrusive scary thoughts that can come with postpartum depression and anxiety. 

A Calm Place Meditation to Lower Stress Quickly

Do you ever have days when you just feel STRESSED out, like you are at your breaking point?

Most of us feel that way from time to time! You may notice tension in your neck, clenched jaw, racing heart rate or sweaty palms. You feel this way because your adrenal glands are pumping you full of stress hormones and sending a message to your brain that you are not safe.