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Your Brain’s Letter to Santa

(Guys, just change the gender for your brains!)   Dear Santa, All in all, I think I have been very good this year. I have tried to hang in there, processing 400 Billion bits of information/second, day in and day out, occasionally under some pretty harsh conditions. I try to keep going when I am hungry […]

5 Ways to Make Decisions Less Stressful!

The second your brain shifts into consciousness each morning, you start analyzing your world, assigning meanings, weighing pro’s and con’s, and predicting outcomes—from what to eat/wear/do/watch/read, to how to think/feel/behave, to which of your of billion plus thoughts should actually come out of your mouth. (There’s a constant challenge!) You are a decision-making machine—making an […]

International Stress Awareness Day!

It is International Stress Awareness Day!  In honor of International Stress Awareness Day, I had a great conversation with Dr. Heidi Hanna, executive director of the American Institute of Stress.  You can empower your stress management by getting clear, ramping up your awareness, and “playing” or experimenting with small tweaks to take back control and recharge […]

Now is the Time to Take a Bite Out of Holiday Stress!

Date: October 6, 2017 Temp: 75F Holiday stress is ALREADY upon us! How?! The leaves are still green. Halloween décor is still full price. And I am wearing shorts as I wandered into Home Depot to this scene. Oy! Right?! I know retail is hurting. Of course, they are trying to generate excitement and false […]

6 Subtle Signs You Are Overdue for Self-Care

Self-care is not a luxury!!! It is a critical part of finding the energy and brainpower you need to navigate life.  It is non-negotiable for brilliance and resilience. And it is the ultimate burnout antidote. But sadly, as a culture, we have a personal energy crisis on our hands. A recent New York Times article […]

Finding Peace in the “Stress is Normal” Age

Finding peace in today’s fast-paced world is vital to our health and well-being. As I read the article, Losing Weight in the Anti-Diet Age, in the New York Times, I was struck by the relevance to the world of stress management. Of course, finding peace and mastering stress management is physiologically critical to losing weight. […]

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