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3 Steps to Reduce Stress: A Must-Read for Women Over 40

Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from stress than men? Although it's something we "manage," it's not something to be taken lightly. Women over 40 should take serious steps to reduce their stress load not just for anti-aging and longevity factors, but also because it's a contributing factor for heart disease— a leading cause of death for women. 

Scary— I know. But how many times have you started a sentence with, "Things are just really busy right now?" For many of us, it's our motto! But the truth is, neglecting ourselves for the sake of an endless To Do List is a dangerous practice to get into. 

In the 3 Step Guide to Reducing Stress below, I'll walk you through some expert strategies to reduce your stress load and increase your nourishment so you can start living happier and healthier today. 

Step 1. Identify your stressors

Social media is flooded with moms volunteering at their kid’s school, becoming...

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3 Tips to Leave Your Work at Work & Be Present at Home

What if the stress from your workday no longer spilled over into your home environment?

What if you could come home from a stressful day at work and feel completely present to your family and leave all your work angst at the door?

Whether you’ve had a bad day or you’re stuck in traffic, there are a few different ways we can reduce our stress and change our state. 

While deep breathing is an effective way to reduce stress and I do recommend it to my clients, sometimes we just don’t feel like it. Sometimes, we feel like actually holding our breath, or being upset!

Yet, here we are stuck in the car after a long day of work and within a few minutes we must compartmentalize our work day and come home to our family. 

So, the question is: how can you change your state when you’re gritting your teeth and you don’t feel like taking a deep breath?

Here are 3 of my go-to’s in concrete, doable action steps that take you from the stressed...

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10 Gifts to Give Yourself This Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, & it's a perfect time to look at ways we can decrease stress and find opportunities to pamper ourselves. 

As moms, we're taught to juggle:

    • our career

 

  • our family
  • our relationships
  • cleaning and managing the household
  • providing meals for the family
  • our family's health
  • social functions and responsibilities

It's like the more we “do,” the better moms we are....

Step 1. Identify your stress

Social media is flooded with moms volunteering at their kid’s school, starting up home-based businesses, making creative snacks for their kids' lunches and taking care of elderly parents... Oh, and behind the scenes, they're the primary health care decision makers for the family.

It’s no wonder that women are more likely to experience emotional and physical stress than men!

And, one of the ways that we manage stress is through eating.

In my new book, Love Yourself Healthy, I talk about how eating healthy...

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