Guided imagery meditation is a form of focused meditation that helps create relaxation in the mind and body. It is a way of focusing your imagination to create calm, peaceful images in your mind, thereby providing a “mental escape."
Research shows guided imagery can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression and many other mental and physical conditions. Guided imagery can also improve focus, productivity, and confidence. Click here to listen to some guided imagery meditations now.
Ever feel like you're giving too much, going too fast, and not taking enough time to relax? You are not alone! All of this stress is likely creating an unhealthy response in your body. Research shows that the stress response impacts nearly every organ system in the body. It can manifest as headaches, abdominal pain, muscle tension, and of course, emotional distress.The good news is, you can heal from the impact of too much stress and start to relax!
Questions to ask yourself as you are working towards healing from stress and burnout are:
- What are the sources of my stress?
- What helps me to de-stress?
- What are the barriers that stand between me and healing?
Make a short list of the stressors in your life. Things like - work, finances, illness, family, lack of sleep, etc.
Remember, life stressors are normal and unavoidable. The problem is that often the buildup of chronic stress overtime, with little or no relief, causes the negative...
Many people get their morning boost from a cup or two of coffee. I’m one of those people, so I get it! But what can you do in the afternoon to get a boost, that won't interrupt your ability to sleep later?
Let me start by saying that coffee, and other caffeinated beverages, are often responsible for keeping us awake at night. Sometimes clients will report to me that they have trouble falling asleep, and when we discuss caffeine, they’ll say something like this: “That’s not the problem, I don’t drink coffee after 3 PM.”
For a lot of people, though, 3 PM is too late to have your last sip of coffee. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s important for you to know that coffee after 12 or 1 PM, may keep you up at night. This is because it can take 8 hours (give or take) for caffeine to leave your system, so not consuming caffeine in the afternoon is super important to getting a good night’s sleep. Remember,...
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