The Effects of Stress on the Body and what to do about it!

Uncategorized Apr 02, 2020

Over the past year I have become increasingly interested in the effects of stress on our bodies and what we can do about it! Having worked within the hospitality Industry for more than 10 years and in a busy resort town, stress is something that has become a part of peoples life's and is literally talked about daily.

"The World Health organization says that Stress has become a World Wide Epidemic"

Wow! That's all I have to say about that.... so I thought before I dive into the effects on stress on the body, let's understand what happens internally when we are stressed and why our bodies have something called a stress response aka "flight or fight" response in the first place.
 
The Dictionary defines stress as " a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances" and "pressure or tension exerted on a material object". The moment stress is activated our heart rate speeds up, blood pressure increases, respiration quickens,...
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The Art of Letting go

Do you ever find yourself hanging on to things that no longer serve you? Do you procrastinate a lot? Do you feel unable to let some things go?

While it sounds simple to let things go, I believe it is an Art and it is often harder than we think. Personally I spend a lot of time practicing letting things go and it took repetition and commitment to do it. The good news is the day you start to let things go you will start to reduce stress, feel more energized and overall more at ease!

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on ~ Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle who is a spiritual teacher believes that we create and maintain problems because they give us a sense of identity. If we believe this to be true than it would explain why many of us choose to hang on to pain and worry far beyond it's ability to serve us. In my last blog on how I went from exhausted to thriving I spoke about perfectionism. If you are a perfectionist, letting it go, may be a...

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How to create a "power up" hour to find balance

Conversations around powering down at night and creating some good habits has been talked about a lot, but I noticed powering up was left behind. Creating a powerful morning routine can have incredible benefits on your body & mind and allow you to rise &thrive rather than rise &rush.

If you are a go-getter and strive to be successful, chances are you use every hour, minute and second of each day to achieve and conquer. Perhaps you get up and go, if you are lucky there is a coffee and a bite to eat (that is if you are eating breakfast). Or you like to get caught up on everything you've missed over the last 8 hours of sleep and jump straight out of bed and onto your phone or computer. Does this sound familiar at all?

We all have magnificent obsessions and mornings are often viewed as rush hour and getting going versus a time to rise &thrive. But here within lies the problem. Mornings are incredibly valuable and with the right steps, you can go from starting your day in...

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How I went from exhausted to thriving using 7 simple steps

Thriving is a conscious choice, we all have an innate wisdom inside ourselves, tapping into it is the key to your personal power!

I remember the day I woke up feeling completely exhausted, I didn't want to do anything anymore. I had gone at a hundred miles an hour, staying on top of running a successful hotel and at the same time studying and building my own coaching practice. The constant stress and pressure that I had put myself under had crushed me from the inside out. I would consider myself a chronic busyaholic, stopping felt like failure. Yet, getting up was a struggle, sleeping was a struggle, eating was a struggle, making decisions.. you guess it.. a struggle. But that day, when I woke up, I accepted that I was burned out and just knew something had to change and I needed that change. I was ready to give up on my dream of bringing my coaching from corporate to the public when I found myself on a call with my Success Coach from the Health Coach Institute. After me rumbling on...

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