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Stress Management Techniques
AIP Health Sleep & Stress

Stress Management Tools: Legs Up the Wall

“During the time of stress, the “fight-or-flight” response is on and the self-repair mechanism is disabled. It is then when we say that the immunity of the body goes down and the body is exposed to the risk for disease. Meditation activates relaxation, when the sympathetic nervous system is turned off and the parasympathetic…

June 29, 2017
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Mornings in Mosman
AIP Sleep & Stress Lifestyle

The Importance of a Morning Ritual

Do you have a morning ritual? The most important thing about a morning ritual is that it isn’t about mindlessly just going about your routine of choice. Rather, it’s a way of building something good into your life. It's a very deliberate and conscious process that helps to set your course for the day.…

September 23, 2016
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Why You Should Meditate
Health Sleep & Stress Lifestyle

Embracing Meditation

  “The more you rationalise, the more you move farther away from your authentic self.” ― Shannon L. Alder I have a very critical and chatty mind. I over think stuff. And, I’m a worrier. I even worry about my worrying. Yes – I do recognise just how ridiculous this sounds. I am also the queen of…

July 8, 2016
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Bad Day
Health Sleep & Stress Lifestyle

What to Do When You’re Having a Bad Day

  “It has been a TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY. My mom says some days are like that. Even in Australia.” ~ Judith Viorst, ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’   Turns out, Alexander’s Mum was right. One can have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.…

March 11, 2016
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JFC Just Be You
Uncategorized Sleep & Stress Lifestyle

Do You Know Your Personal Values?

“Technically, values are desired qualities of ongoing action. Poetically, they’re our heart’s deepest desires for how we want to spend our brief time on this planet. Metaphorically, they’re like a compass: they give us direction and keep us on track.” – Russ Harris In my previous life, working in Human Resources, I could rabbit on…

July 30, 2015
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JFC Feelings
Sleep & Stress Lifestyle

Describe THAT Feeling – Changing the Way You Think

Today I want to tell you a story. Don’t worry. It’s a story with a happy ending. One of my clients was complaining to me in passing about an increased feeling of frustration she was experiencing with her partner. While she didn’t feel he was actually the cause of this feeling, there was definitely a sense that…

July 21, 2015
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JFC The Elimination Diet
Health Sleep & Stress

5 Mindfulness Tips That Don’t Include Meditation

A few posts back I wrote about having a critical inner voice. Mine is pretty chatty and frankly, a little too damn critical for my liking. Somebody suggested to me the other day that she doesn’t just have a critical voice… She has a whole committee! I love that thought. I can really relate.…

June 19, 2015
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