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Struggling To Catch Your Breath?

Coping with stress

The Toll Of Physical Stress And Emotional Stress “Brian” my “running buddy” (you may think differently when you hear my story), helps me demonstrate a good lesson about coping with stress in this video!   My takeaways for you today:  Coping skills are to cope. You can’t avoid problems altogether, but it does make it…

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Flipping The Switch On Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Have you ever made a “prediction” about how something would go, and had things turn out exactly as planned? Maybe you wake up and think—for no specific reason — today is going to be a bad day. Then it turns out that your coffee is cold, you hit every red light on your way to…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: How To Fight The School Anxiety Monster

It’s August in Phoenix, which means we’re back in school! For a lot of kids, this elicits the excitement of greeting old friends and meeting new teachers. But for others, the transition back to the classroom isn’t quite as smooth. In this month’s North Phoenix Mom’s Blog article, I talk about what school anxiety is,…

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(Video) Sticky Thoughts Stampeding Through Your Brain!

Let’s Try An Experiment: Whatever You Do, DON’T Think Of A PINK ELEPHANT! How long did you last? My guess is less than 5 seconds. Don’t feel bad. That’s how our brain works. And it’s the same with OBSESSIVE or ruminative THOUGHTS. This week I’m talking about what to do when your brain won’t let…

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