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stress

Determined to finish: 3 ways to push through when you feel pulled away

You’ve done it. Your goals are written. Your meals are planned. Your alarms are set. You mapped out all the steps for a positive, productive week. What you didn’t plan for is the discomfort you feel in the process of making healthy changes. Oh yes—the difficult parts. The parts of juggling being a wife, a mom, a professional, and let's not forget it's the first week of school. The parts of wanting and planning for change when you see no results. We start to feel stressed out, anxious and overwhelmed[...]

A Heart Issue: 3 simple ways to manage stress

Five years ago, with slurred speech, numbness in my arm, and difficulty breathing, I was admitted to the emergency room. All the signs of a heart attack. Surely, this wasn’t happening. I was only 35. But it was. Living with high levels of stress was putting my entire body and life at risk. After much care and tests, the doctors were able to rule out a heart attack, but not without warning. Looking at me, the doctor said words that changed my life. “Whatever you are not dealing with in your life is killi[...]

Have a merry Christmas: 3 ways to enjoy the holiday season

For most of us, Christmas is a fun time. From celebrating the birth of Christ to cheesy holiday movies, Christmas is a time to make new memories with family and friends. Some of my favorite memories have been loud, off-key singing Christmas songs while driving around looking at lights and coming back to our house to make homemade ornaments with our fellas. Each year, I look forward to enjoying these moments. Sadly, the holidays can also mean stress. The mixture of crowds, fast-paced music, high-fat foods, and[...]