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Stress, What is it Good For?

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Stress is something I’d like to consider myself an expert on, considering I’ve partaken in it almost daily for the span of my adult life. Stress is a tricky subject because there really is two ends of the sword – stress can be of value when it teaches you something, or helps prepare you for a big life event (or running away from a saber-toothed tiger). On the other end, chronic stress can be detrimental to our health when it’s...

Meditation Practice for Beginners

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When I was at my worst with my battle with anxiety and panic attacks, I had no idea what an impact meditation would have on my life. In hindsight, starting a meditation practice was the best thing I ever did, but it sure wasn’t the easiest. Your mind is already racing at the speed of light, now your asking me to sit in a quiet, dark room for thirty minutes a day and calm my mind? yeah okay. When my...

Dealing with Anxiety and Panic Attacks

One of the unfortunate little gifts I received with my PCOS was anxiety and panic attacks. As a teenager, I was put on common anti depressants in hopes to get matters under control. Well, they made things worse, actually so bad I constantly thought I was dying. I was introduced to natural progesterone cream after discovering I was chronically low in progesterone (another gift of PCOS) and one of the pleasant side effects was being able to ween off of...