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Meditation and the Ommmmm Zone

Most of us think that meditation is an esoteric practice, perhaps a spiritual practice and the province only of the enlightened.
I’ve been a meditator for most of my adult life and I find it amusing that science is finally catching up with what millions of meditators know intuitively: Meditation helps us to cope with our […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle, Stress Management|0 Comments

Healing Music, Healing Sounds

Here’s an article Kathleen wrote for Natural Awakenings magazine, published in September, 2016.

As primeval drumbeats echo across an African savannah, the rhythms circle the globe, picked up by the chants and rattles of shamans gracing Amazonian jungles and Siberian tundra. They’re repeated in Gregorian chants filling medieval cathedrals and Om meditations resounding in Himalayan caves […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Natural Remedies, Stress Management|0 Comments

Breathing Techniques for Stressful Times

This is an excerpt from my book, 10 Best Ways to Manage Stress. It’s good to remember these skills in stressful times!

Breath is life. Quite literally without breath, life ends in just a few minutes.

Some Eastern traditions believe that we are born with a finite numbers of breaths allotted to us, so the more deeply and […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Stress Management|0 Comments

Thyroid and adrenals: The Stress Cascade

If you’re a regular reader, you know I talk a lot about stress. We all have it, and in our modern life, where we are almost always plugged in, it is becoming increasingly difficult to break the toxic stress cycle that can have profoundly negative effects on your health. 
Largely, I’ve talked about natural ways to […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Stress Management|4 Comments

What is stress and how is it killing you?

Note from Kathleen: It seems that everyone I know, myself included, is under great stress right now for a wide variety of reasons. This is an excerpt from my book, 10 Best Ways to Manage Stress.

I hope it will help you recognize the causes and effects of unrelieved stress and offers way to find your […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Stress Management|0 Comments

Stress Can Contribute to Hypothyroidism

Are you stressed?
I’m sure most of you said, “Oh, yeah!”
If you said you’re not stressed, I’d probably cock my eyebrow at you or assume you are a Zen master.
Stress is a part of our every day lives. It’s unavoidable. It’s not a question of whether we have stress, but how we cope with it.
You’ve no […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Stress Management|0 Comments

Book Excerpt: Exercise to Beat Stress

I know. This time of year, everyone is all obsessed about exercise and trying the shed those holiday buffet pounds and all of my fellow writers are urging you to hit the gym.

I look at exercise in a slightly different way: As a stress management tool. It is perhaps the most effective stress buster that […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Book Excerpts, Healthy Lifestyle, Stress Management|0 Comments

Volunteer

Note from Kathleen: It’s that time of year to give and give back. This chapter from my book, 10 Best Ways to Manage Stress, is my gift to you. I hope it will spark some thought for you and maybe give you some ideas to pay it forward.

So I’m asking you to commit to […]

Take a deep breath and beat summer’s health challenges

This is an article written by Kathleen and published in Natural Awakenings magazine in 2014.

A deep breath of sweet lavender oil can relieve stress in an instant. A whiff of lemon oil can be an instant energizer.

“Essential oils are not magic or folklore. There is solid science behind them,” says Elizabeth Jones, found of the […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Natural Remedies, Stress Management|0 Comments

How Sound Heals

If you’re anything like me, music plays an important part in your life. I walk around humming singing out loud, serenading my horses in the barn and my dogs over their morning cookies. Pandora plays in the background much of my workday and occasionally I stop to look up the lyrics so I can belt […]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Healthy Lifestyle, Natural Remedies, Stress Management|2 Comments