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Want to Feel Less Stressed? Find Your Stress Triggers

Posted by zcsirkin on  April 26, 2018

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Category: Life Coaching, Self Care
Stress is ubiquitous today. Our bodies are built for fight or flight, and when we can neither run nor directly attack what is bothering us, that stress builds and builds until it is unmanageable and we break. But we can be prepared for better outcomes if we know our stress triggers, which are those situations and feelings that flip a switch inside us. When we know what these are, then we can work to control

Work-Life Balance: 3 Ways to Stop Stress at Work

Posted by zcsirkin on  March 5, 2018

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In the business world today, stress is one of the primary driving forces. It’s not surprising that forty percent of adults lie awake at night, unable to fall asleep because they can’t get the day’s stressful events out of their heads. How can you find work-life balance like this? After all, the larger animal to wrangle in this balance is definitely work for men and women with high-demand careers. With anywhere from thirty to a

How to Make Positive Changes and Stick to Them

Posted by zcsirkin on  February 21, 2018

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Category: Life Lessons, News
How to Make Positive Changes and Stick to Them We all have parts of ourselves—habits and passions we’ve formed—that we’d like to grow and allow to flourish. Unfortunately, sometimes these parts of ourselves tend fall to the wayside. As modern men and women, there always seems to be a million other things that need to get done, and stopping to focus on our own self-care seems unimportant in comparison. But taking the time to breathe,

Start the New Year Right: 5 Ways a Life Coach Can Help

Posted by zcsirkin on  January 3, 2018

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Start the New Year Right: 5 Ways a Life Coach Can Help It’s the turn of yet another new year! What better time to think about bettering yourself? When you held up your drink at midnight and kissed the loved one beside you, you might have thought about 2018 and how you plan to make it better than last year. Were you unsure of your goals or unclear on how to achieve them? A life

Stress Relief Breathing: Why It Works

Posted by zcsirkin on  December 5, 2017

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Category: News
Many people are afraid to try new stress reduction techniques because they think they don’t have time. But with some techniques, you only need a few minutes to see the benefits. One such technique is stress relief breathing. Take a moment to think about how your body reacts to stress and ask yourself these questions: How is my breathing different? Are my muscles tense? What are my thoughts like? The answers to the second and