4 Powerful Questions to Ask Your Anxious Thoughts 

The thing that stands between where you are and the life you desire is your thoughts. 

Questioning your negative thoughts is a powerful tool to help reduce anxiety when it strikes.  The problem with anxiety is how it seems to control our thoughts.  We catastrophize, awfulize and fortune-tell frightening futures.  This fallacy of thinking—and believing faulty thoughts--only adds fuel to anxiety’s fire. 

The truth is, we have control over our thoughts. With keen awareness and unwavering determination, we can choose to recognize our unhelpful thinking patterns, push aside negative thoughts and make room for positive thoughts that will result in more positive feelings. By . . .

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Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Men

Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward MenThe Holidays are in full-swing!  For many, the hustle and bustle of the season can create a sense of overwhelm and stress.  For others, the holidays can be especially difficult to navigate if experiencing grief, loss, or depression.

Meditation is a great way to step away and reconnect with your spirit.  This short guided meditation is designed to help you cultivate a sense of inner peace for yourself, and then in the true spirit of giving, extending peace to others!

My hope is that you will take some time to actively pursue inner peace, because peace on earth begins with you!  To help you get started, download my 10 Ways to Cultivate Inner Peace Guide.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Anxiety and Stress

f you have anxiety or stress, progressive muscle relaxation can help calm your mind and your body, and help you feel better emotionally and physically.

Anxiety and stress not only cause emotional upset and discomfort, but they create tension in the body such as headaches, stiffness in the neck, or tightness in the chest and abdomen.  Body tension is a result of the fight or flight response being activated, and it lingers in the body long after anxiety or stress are gone.  To make matters worse, we tend to cycle in and out of periods of anxiety and stress, which keeps our nervous system in a chronic heightened state, and then the cumulative effects take a toll on our body.

A big problem is that anxiety, stress, and body tension is our default state and we don’t even recognize it.

Why does Progressive Muscle Relaxation work to decrease anxiety and panic?

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Why I <3 Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness and Why Has it Become So Popular?

It is helpful to look at mindfulness in two ways.  First, mindfulness is a way of being that includes a quality of mind and an innate capacity that we all have.  Our brain has the capability for awareness, attention, focus, and control, and we naturally flow in and out of these states regularly whenever we are conscious.  So rest assured, mindfulness is not something that is available to an enlightened few, you already possess it.

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