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Three Things You Need to Know in Unstable Times

Life feels chaotic and unpredictable. The path that you thought would carry you forward shifts with every step. It’s confusing. Frightening. Fortunately, there are simple answers that can help you navigate the surprises ahead successfully. In uncertain times, it helps to turn back to the timeless truths in nature. My Summer Navigating the Rapids I …

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Weighed Down by Worry? Here’s an Easy Shift to Regain Your Energy and Enthusiam

Do you ever feel weighed down by worries? Overwhelmed with the things you need to do? Discouraged by problems you feel incapable of fixing? We all have those days. The worst part is that that kind overwhelm feeds itself. In the face of mountains of unmet need, it can be easy to easy to give …

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How to Live With an Open Heart in Times of Stress

Did you catch my guest post at Love Wide Open? “You can actually heal your heart by opening it. Amazing, right? When you see stress as a threat, your cardiovascular system literally tightens. Your blood vessels constrict and inflammation increases. It’s a biological carryover from times when humans faced more physical threats. It’s great news …

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How to (Finally!) Do the Thing You Absolutely, Positively Cannot Bring Yourself To Do

It shouldn’t be such a big deal. You are good at getting some things done. You know this. You may even remind yourself of it at times—especially when you come face to face with the other thing. You know the one I’m talking about. The one that makes your stomach tighten and your heart put …

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How to Turn Stress into Fuel for Growth, Productivity, and Happiness

Your stomach twists. Your shoulders tighten. Relax, you tell yourself. But your heart rate increases along with the tension. You know you should manage your stress better. Stress increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Not to mention a nasty, slimy head cold. Relax. Your breathing gets fast and shallow. Your throat constricts. …

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The Breathing Technique That Will Help Your Learn to Manage Stress Like a Navy Seal

The anxiety builds: Your heart races. Your stomach clenches. Your muscles contract. Your nervous system is out of control. Soon you will be in full-on fight-or-flight mode, and there is nothing you can do about it. Or is there? What if you could learn the same technique Navy Seals use to calm the autonomic nervous …

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