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Adrenal fatigue can mess up your life

Adrenal fatigue can be dragging you down and you might not even know it.

Do you experience any of the following:

Difficulty waking up in the morning?
Deep fatigue?
Mildly depressed?
Cravings for salty foods?
Higher energy levels in the evenings?
Stubborn belly fat, especially large hips and thighs?
Dizziness if you stand up quickly (due […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Stress Management, Supplements|0 Comments

5 Solutions for Summer Stress

Summer—is it your time of languid summer days floating on a tube down the river or balmy evenings listening to the tree frogs – or are you exhausted from endless guest, barbecues, family crisis and any manner of stress inducers?
I’ll have to admit that this summer, most often I fall into the latter category. One […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Stress Management|0 Comments

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 […]