Is Social Isolation From COVID-19 Causing You Stress? [Ways To Cope]

It has been about 4 months since many people have been in social isolation.  With all of the news scares going around it is no surprise to see that many people have been social distancing out of sheer fear.  You see all of these statistics on the news about how many people are dying of COVID-19 and instantly the cortisol levels of the population arise.

 

I personally have not been social distancing and I also do not believe the statistics shown on the news.  However I can empathize deeply with people around the world who's mental health has been greatly impacted by this.  I feel for people who are unfamiliar with: medical research, how viruses work, nutrition to boost immunity, and the false news narratives designed to instill fear in people.

 

People are doing as they are told because they believe that the news and people in so-called power recommending social distancing have their best interest at heart.  I thought about social distancing...

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Are you asking for permission to start a health-coaching program? Here is why you should stop

Investing in a health-coaching program may not seem ideal when you have tried every single coaching program on the planet and found that nothing worked for you. Maybe you have tried Weight Watcher’s. Maybe you have tried a 12-week program that included fitness and nutrition. Maybe you have tried a life-coaching program.   However when you left those programs you have felt completely bamboozled. You invested in those programs and saw absolutely no results.

 

Now you feel as though a program won’t work for you. Now you may not even trust yourself because the other programs didn’t work. You may feel tempted as many people are to consult with someone about your decision. Having a conversation with someone about a decision that you are in the process of making usually gives some sort of comfort. You feel as though you have made the right decision.

 

Someone has either encouraged you to join the program or discouraged you. Whether they are for or...

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How Can You Stay Active During A Busy Work Day

As a professional woman or an entrepreneur it can be easy to get bogged down with work. Let’s face it you have meetings, you have clients, and now that most people are home, you also have family duties. It can be extremely difficult to focus on your health and wellness. I completely get it. It can feel defeating when you make those brand new health goals to get that lean, fit body, all to realize that the day is over and you missed yet another day to workout.

 

Many women in the professional or entrepreneurial field like yourself have a tendency to put their health last because they just cannot seem to find the time in their schedule. This cycle continues for years and then the goals that were originally set are now forgotten. It is as if they have accepted that this is how their life is going to be. The business and/or workload now control their lives.

 

 

Now they feel drained and extremely low on energy because their work is their life and the needs of...

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Can Exercise Reduce Your Stress Levels?

Have you have ever heard that exercise is a drug or an anti-depressant?  Well there is no exaggeration there.  Exercise releases certain chemical responses in the body that people who are addicted to drugs crave.  Exercise is a much healthier alternative to substance abuse and dealing with stress.

It is something everyone should be doing on a daily basis.  It gets you moving and not living a sedentary lifestyle.  Exercise is crucial to the health of the lymphatic system.  Your lymphatic system is closely related to your immune system.  When you are moving and not allowing yourself to be sedentary you are giving your body a chance to flush out any toxins.

When toxic waste sits in the body it creates an inflammatory response, which can raise stress levels.  An inflammatory response can also be linked to imbalance in the body.  If you are healthy, the body can eliminate the toxins.

You want to make sure you are moving every single day. ...

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5 Ways To Boost Immunity

Having a healthy immune system is imperative to achieving optimal health and improving quality of life.  When the immune system is healthy the body can fight off airborne pathogens.  It provides great defense against pathogenic organisms.  An immune system serves as a protective barrier.  It identifies and eliminates what it needs to support the body’s natural defenses.  The immune system is similar to that of a surveillance camera.  It is always watching.  Every part of the body is being watched by the immune system.  It consists of the lymphatic system, bone marrow, spleen, skin, bloodstream, thymus, lymph nodes, and mucosal tissue.  Immunity may not perform the same tasks as the liver or the heart, but it consumes enormous resources, which produces the large number of cells that it depends on for optimal function. White blood cells and red blood cells are important to cultivating a healthy immune system.

 

White blood cells...

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How To Manage Your Time As A Mom

 

Whether you are a stay–at-home mom or a working mom managing your time can be difficult.  You are not only taking care of yourself, you are taking care of others.  When you do not have good time management you can feel stressed, overwhelmed, and extremely anxious.  There is a sense of not feeling balanced and not at peace.

As a mom many people are demanding of your time.  If you are married with children then your husband and your children require your time.  If you are not married, but have children then children require your time.  Add working on top of this, well many people need you.  However you need yourself as well.  Managing your time is a form of self care so you can visibly see where you can find time for yourself and others.

When you are able to manage your time you can feel clear-headed and feel a sense of accomplishment.  Everything you set out to do that day you were able to implement because you planned ahead...

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Are You Being Heard? [Your Husband Does Not Take Your Stress And Anxiety Seriously]

 

 It can feel isolating to have stress, depression, and anxiety.  Sometimes mental health issues are not recognized as a “true” illness.  It can be frustrating to wake up each and everyday feeling chronically unhappy, overwhelmed, drained, debilitated, and just not good.  It can be frustrating to feel all of these things and feel as if you are being dismissed because of it.

Some people have the mindset that only physical health issues are real and mental health issues are not.  This mindset really needs to change.  People are really suffering and their pain is real.  I struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, PMS for many, many years.  Trauma played a huge role in this process.  I will never forget when I was 11 years old watching “Dark Shadows” and not being able to get up off the couch.

I was so debilitated.  My stomach was having spasms, my tears stuck to my face and the sweat stuck my shirt to my...

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