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(Note: I sent this to my Ezine folks on Monday, but got so much positive feedback, I’d like to share it with you here…) Is There a Monkey on Your Back…? Last week, I talked about depression, and how doctors often get the diagnosis and treatment wrong (see my Feb. 21, 2015 Blog Post).  Today I want to talk a little bit about a similar state – Overwhelm – and how this problem contributes to Loss of energy and focus Fight-or-Flight responses, i.e., fear and anxiety Sudden anger flareups (road rage) Tightness in the Solar Plexus Feelings of exhaustion Feelings of hopelessness,... (Read More ...)

Feeling overwhelmed right now with all those incomplete New Year’s resolutions, paper notices and bills piling up?  Here’s a solution:  stamp or stomp your feet real hard for a few minutes. I know it sounds strange, but stamping your feet – ideally with heavy shoes or boots in a safe and uncluttered place – is a great tension reliever, and can do two things: Ground you, and Release “sympathetic overload.” The Grounding Effect Stomping will ground you.  Seems obvious, but the association with 2-year-old temper tantrums keeps most of us from doing this as... (Read More ...)