Burnout vs. Stress: What You Need to Know

Do you force yourself to go to work and then have difficulty staying focused and productive? Are you critical at work, irritable and frustrated with co-workers or clients? Are you disenchanted and feeling trapped in your job like there is no way out? Do you feel overwhelmed and dread with way too much to do? Are you self-medicating with alcohol,
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Water And A Mission

Water. We cannot survive without it. We turn on the faucet and flush our toilets and don’t think twice until our situation changes perhaps due to natural disasters or failing infrastructure. This article is a little different from my other writings yet still educational as I spotlight one group and three outstanding women. I recently learned more about our worldwide
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Your Shadow Self

Inside each of us is a darker side, certain personality traits we don’t want others to see, much less acknowledge and accept in ourselves. Displaying our weaknesses for all to see is uncomfortable, so we hide these unconscious wounded aspects of ourselves. This hidden self is called the shadow self, a concept introduced by the Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung. He
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7 Must-Have Herbs for Stress and Memory

How many times do you find yourself forgetting things or you are at a loss for words? Do you ever wish you were more mentally clear and focused? Do you have difficulty relaxing enough to get a good night’s sleep? Have you found that when you are feeling stressed, it makes matters even worse? It is well documented that stress
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12 Simple Messages for 2019

Wishing you a blessed, prosperous and Happy New Year. As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year that has passed and be thankful for all the blessings we have received. Be grateful for the all the challenges that helped you to grow spiritually and personally. In the New Year to come, welcome new beginnings and
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7 Holiday Indulging Eating Tips

The holidays are a smorgasbord of tantalizing foods and drink. It is possible to indulge in the festivities and still feel good afterwards. There are ways to stay healthy and maintain your weight without feeling deprived. As a health and wellness nurse coach, I hear many of my clients’ anxiety and fear over holiday eating. Some are afraid of gaining
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Hearing No

How many times a day do you tell yourself no? How often do you stop your growth by listening to the messages you received and believed in childhood? If you said yes to either of these questions, then you might want to read on. I will share a story that shows how the messages we receive in childhood can affect
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3 Practices to Open Awareness and Melt Stress

Awareness is energy. Stress is energy. At times, they can be conflicted. Stress can close our awareness to a challenges only one way, with no way out. Closed awareness is like wearing blinders, seeing only what’s directly in front of you. The two main stress emotions, anger and fear, can cloud over the potential for seeing alternative paths or solutions.
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Mushrooms and Their Magic

Before I discuss the magic mushrooms also known as shrooms, I would like to share the benefits of eating common mushrooms. There are over 100,000 species of mushrooms. The mushrooms I will share are Saprotrophic fungi. They grow and feed on dead plants, trees, animals and insects helping clean up the environment by recycling organic matter into fertilizer and soil.
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An Ayurvedic View at Clearing Stress: Does Your Body Type Matter

I want to share with you an Ayurvedic perspective on how your body type may influence your reaction and coping abilities when dealing with stress. Pronounced I-your-vay-duh, Ayurveda is the 5,000-year old comprehensive and preventive healthcare system of India. The teachings describe three main body types, or doshas – Vata, Pitta, Kapha – each having its own physical characteristics, mental
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