Category Archives: Stress

Managing The Holidays
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The weather has changed, stores have had their holiday stuff in the aisles for weeks now, parties are being planned and, as the weeks go on, everyone seems to be becoming cheerier. If you’re not, there’s nothing wrong with you. … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Harsh Winter
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For those of us living in Utah, we are used to the winter. The snow, the cold weather, and the inversion are all old news around here, but we are not used to living with those conditions all at once … Continue reading

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Chill Out!
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I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about calming down when you are fighting. If your fights are escalating to the point that one or both of you feels overwhelmed, you could be experiencing diffuse physiological arousal (DPA). Dr. … Continue reading

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How to Respond to Your Children About the Tragedy in Connecticut
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Many of us have watched the news today from Connecticut and find it difficult to comprehend that such terrible things continue to happen in our country.  Some of us may attempt to deal with such actions by trying to search … Continue reading

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Slow Down This Holiday Season
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We are fully into the holiday season and one of the most common complaints that I hear about from clients this time of year is that they are too rushed/committed/tired/overbooked, or any variation on that theme.  Here is the message … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Feel More Joy
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Are these gray, winter days leaving you in a funk? There are things you can do to feel more happiness. Stanford psychologist, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of “The How of Happiness” (http://chass.ucr.edu/faculty_book/lyubomirsky/) has found that there are parts of the … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Yoga
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An increasing amount of research indicates that yoga has numerous benefits ranging from physical to mental to emotional. Physically, yoga can improve strength, flexibility, range of motion, immunity, digestion, heart rate, blood pressure, circulation, sleep quality, and the ability of … Continue reading

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MANAGING THE HOLIDAYS
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The weather has changed, stores have had their holiday stuff in the aisles for weeks now, parties are being planned and, as the weeks go on, everyone seems to be becoming cheerier. If you’re not, there’s nothing wrong with you. … Continue reading

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Four Steps for Parenting
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For many of the couples that I see in my office, parenting issues are a significant factor in their unhappiness in the relationship.  When parents are not on the same page as far as what they expect from their children … Continue reading

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Life In Balance
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Life sometimes feels like a big balancing act. We are trying to balance the demands of family, friends, and work while doing our best to stay happy and healthy. I sometimes think of the stresses of life like a big … Continue reading

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