Today, I’m not going to spend time writing about the stress people carry every day. Instead I want to get to the nitty-gritty of how to manage stress.
One common requirement to successfully manage stress is that you have to understand who you are. That means knowing your trigger points, your reactions, and your level of desire to change. Beyond that, you have to make choices that are good for you. Choices that allow you to take positive actions versus being in a negative reactionary mode. The right choices that engender confidence in your ability to minimize, end, and/or avoid stress.
I have helped many people to manage stress and live happier using the following approach Read more…
I once asked a client, “How can you love others if you don’t even love yourself?” He bellowed, “Love, that’s such an overused word. It doesn’t have meaning anymore.” I understood what he meant.
People in his life made such a big deal of the word, love, and how and whether it is understood, that he was burned out by it. His family and friends were overtly baffled by his lack of success with love, and past lovers browbeat him for not knowing how to love. He felt inadequate and disconnected from love. Soon, he feared and loathed it, cementing his misconception of being undeserving and incapable of experiencing love.
Perhaps you too can understand why love became a confusing and meaningless word to him. For many of my clients, “love,” the word, act, and emotion is inconsistent and overwhelming. Hence, they unknowingly block themselves from it and ultimately deem it impossible. The best way to become comfortable with love and reap its benefits is to Read more…
When you solve challenges by focusing on personal growth, magic happens and you feel more at peace with self. Plus it’s liberating, especially when you stop a repetitive problem from ever occurring again.
Are you dealing with issues that keep popping up in your life, like …
Lovers cheating on you
People controlling and suffocating you
Untrustworthy and disrespectful people
You don’t keep jobs long
You’ve always disliked your jobs
Relationships with lovers are short-lived
You have a history of saying the wrong thing and suffering painful consequences
You keep losing arguments, because you are not as sharp when in the heat of the moment Read more…
Ever had this happen? You eat a pastry. Feel energized. Then soon after, fatigued. And what?! Hungry again! And the craving won’t leave you alone. It nags you to nibble on something else. You’ll feel guilty if you eat more, but you have no choice. Your desk is filled with work and you need a sugar boost.
So you eat a snack bar. The craving disappears. But soon after you’re tired again, only this time with a mild headache. You check the clock. It’s only 10 a.m. There is no way you can handle your day with a headache. Defeated, you trash the idea of “cutting back on caffeine today” and head for your second cup of coffee.
The daily indulgence of high sugar treats and caffeine wreak havoc on the body. Plus they put you on a vicious cycle of false happiness that is soon after followed by fatigue and mental downers like, sadness and depression.
I want you to know that you CAN stop this self-inflicted train wreck and get control of your body.
In parts 1 and 2 of Managing Weight Loss, you learn how to mentally get control over food addictions, and gain insights on what and how to eat for successful weight-loss and weight-management.
With the mental part being the most important to get control of, and then getting a grip on what food to eat being next, the third fundamental key to losing weight and keeping it off is … Read more…