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4  Stress Relief Tips Used Around the World 1. India: Pranayama Breathing Techniques => Sitting with your legs comfortable crossed, preferably on a pillow your palms open and facing up. Inhale deeply through your nose focusing on filling up your lungs and stomach with air. Exhale through your nose as your lungs release air and stomach pulls in as you exhale relax. Consciously focus in on each breath. Imagine breathing in the presence of God down to your cellular level and exhaling any worry, doubt or fear: Breathe in the Holy Spirit…exhale negative concerns. Repeat 10x. We breathe about 10-12 deep breaths per min. normally we breathe 20 – 25 x per min bringing in about 500 cc’s of air going into our lungs, 1/3 or ¼ of our lungs in use. When you do this breathing technique you bring in 6 x more air going in with each breath in (3000 cc’s). Respiration instruments slow down breathing to lower blood pressure. When we breathe shallow, respiration goes up because brain says we need more O2. Many studies link the cause of heart attack, stroke, asthma, panic disorders, cancer to lack of O2. Korea: To relieve stress: Clap your hands quickly together as … Continue reading

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Enjoy a quick look into the fuel behind the mental muck that occupies way to much head space and self-care systems worth your attention for mental clarity and high functioning.   Basically, 90 % of your actions and responses in life flow from what is referred to in NLP as your SHIP: Strategies/Habits/Impulses/Programs (I will give you more insight into your SHIP in the near future).   10% of your conscious mind is driven by your WAR: Willpower/Analytics/Reason AND FOUR physical conditions/emotions that quickly paralyze your ability to use your WAR for your highest good and the good of those concerned:   Hunger Anger Lonely Tired Sick   Perhaps you are all too familiar with your HALT?  Plus the “S”. In college when I didn’t eat enough of the right things or at the best time to fuel my body my friends would say, “Look out, here comes the gremlin.” My mind would flip into a crazy impatient, reactive zone that would often result in a lot of clean up. After I ate, my mental clarity would return along with the ability to choose a response that better aligned with the person I am committed to being in this world. … Continue reading

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The Following Excerpt is Taken from Lauren’s International Best Selling Book NOW Available in Ebook: Click Here for More Behind the scenes of stress   “What am I afraid of?”   Behind every experience of anger is a fear. The next time you feel angry, ask yourself, “What if I fail?” Know that your definition of failure flows directly from your belief system (as explored in Chapter 3, “Messages We Get Growing Up”). What would you dare to do in life if you knew you could not fail? ~ Unknown   “What will other people think?”   When we worry about what other people will think, we end up becoming our own publicist and exhaust ourselves every day protecting our reputation. We stress out doing daily damage control when we could be putting that energy toward learning, growing, and creating solutions.   “What am I worried about?”   The German word for “worry” means “to strangle” and the Greek word for “worry” means “to divide the mind.” The word “doubt” means to be uncertain about something. Most of the time, stress is felt when you doubt yourself and your ability to handle a situation. Jesus spoke about the craze of … Continue reading

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  A Tip to Help Solve Workplace Anxiety   Lauren E Miller, Stress Relief Expert/International Award Winning Author/Speaker: The American Psychological Association says stress costs corporations $300 billion a year in absences, medical costs, lost productivity, and turnover. 78% of American workers feel burned out and a third of Americans say they’re living with extreme stress. Nearly 80% of all doctor visits are stress-related and 43% of adults are sick because of stress.[1] A landmark 20-year study conducted by the University of London concluded that unmanaged reactions to stress were a more dangerous risk factor for cancer and heart disease than either cigarette smoking or high cholesterol foods.[2] Get the picture? Workplace stress not only costs money; it costs lives. Stress is a silent killer and one of the top stressors that occur in the workplace: “Oh no, what if I lose my job? I stress out every time I have to speak, travel, complete a project by a deadline, or have a performance review.” Anxiety shuts down the brains ability to tune into available options for solution. A mental tip to help solve workplace anxiety: What if you know that no matter what situation you find yourself in at … Continue reading

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Laughter, Gratitude & Random Acts of Kindness for Less Stress & More Wellness 3 Things You Want More Of in Life: Laughter, Gratitude & Random Acts of Kindness for Less Stress & More Life Satisfaction. Laughter: Humor and love dissolve rigidity and fear instantly in life. When you die, you become rigid. When you are alive you move, and live, and have your being in the flow of God’s love here on Earth. Laughter flows from within the soul and along with it unleashes healing powers. Studies have shown that laughter boosts immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies; lower blood pressure; reduce stress hor­mones; and increase muscle flexion. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, producing a general sense of well-being. Knowing all of this, make it a priority in your day to remain flexible and infuse your sense of humor into all that you do. Don’t take yourself or others too seriously. Look for appropriate moments to lighten things up and laugh out loud. Practice laughing. The more you practice the better you will get at it. Becoming the observer versus the reactor … Continue reading

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  Addictions and cravings in life have many different faces yet the same result: they block your ability to choose your response to life and your ability to remain connected to your authentic self as connected to God (you before all of the pain and false beliefs kicked in). According to Webster, an addiction is to give oneself over to a strong habit and a craving is too long for something eagerly. “I need to have this thing, outcome or person in order to feel relief, calm or momentary peace within” is a common thought linked to addictions and cravings in life. Honoring the physiological component of a craving is also an important ingredient to overcoming the “eagerly longing for” moments in life. Low serotonin levels have been linked to physical challenges including migraines, depression, lack of concentration and insomnia. Your body makes serotonin from tryptophan. Where do you get tryptophan? Sugars/Carbohydrates…not a good choice and the results often time are more cravings… “I can’t just have one Oreo cookie, I need to devour the entire sleeve!”… Of course you do, sugar is addicting, as are carbs. Don’t stress yourself out when you observe this kind of behavior in your … Continue reading

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Effective communication is in direct relationship to systems that support understanding and the ability to see ideas, information and experiences from another person’s point of view without judgement and the need to control. Giving another human being the space to be who they are with their unique experience, beliefs and insights they have gained on their journey of life, allows for growth and opportunity to create collaboratively. When we assume or expect that another person should see things the way we see things along with jumping to conclusions based on our assumptions we twist our ability to step into effective communication (Mind Reading). Our greatest strength to connect with another person lies in our ability to ask questions which bring about a more expansive understanding around the information being transferred through the spoken word; body language; emotion and intonation. Release your attempts at mind-reading when connecting with other people in your life. This happens when you believe you know what another person is thinking or feeling without direct communication from this person. I see you as I am not as you are so in order to see you for you it is essential that I step away from my perspectives. … Continue reading