Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Anxiety. Not a Mother's Best Friend.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, a.k.a incessant "worst case scenario" worry about everyday everythings, affects 4 million Americans. This is about 2.8% of the population. Women are twice as likely to be afflicted than men and most of those women are ... MOMS.

Anxiety is uncomfortable. It shows up as fatigue, insomnia (love that combination!), headaches, fear, frequent need to pee, constipation and nausea. IT make sex a chore, puts butterflies in our stomachs and makes us cranky with the kids.

Journaling is one technique that helps many women uncover and recover from the "hidden fatigue" of anxiety.

Click here to read the article,
Anxiety is not a Mother's Best Friend.
3 Ways to Journal IT Away – Today

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What are you thinking that is making you feel so tired?

If Thinking = Feeling. What are you thinking that is making you feel so tired?
Adrenal Fatigue * Addictions * Anxiety * Borderline Anemia * Candida
Healing your Fatigue the Louise Hay Way.

Louise L. Hay, an internationally-renowned teacher and author of the mind/body connection classic, Heal Your Body, draws a beeline between our thinking and our physical feeling, including Fatigue. (This book is my self-care bible.)

If you feel sluggish, fatigued and over the hill, maybe it has nothing-at-all to do with your age or “that time of the month.” Maybe it really is "all in your head. "

Here are some Louise Hay meanings for the fatigue you may be feeling.

Adrenal Problems including Adrenal Fatigue correspond to feelings of defeatism, anxiety and “no longer caring for self.”

Addiction Problems – Running from self. Fear. Not know how to love the self.

Anxiety – Not trusting the flow and the process of life.

Borderline Anemia, another very common women’s fatigue, is fear driven. Fear of life, fear of not being “good enough.” “Yes-but” attitude. Lack of joy.

What about Candida? Frustration, anger – feeling scattered and overrun. Untrusting in relationships – great takers. Ouch.

These are the just the As, Bs and Cs of Fatigue. Check back next week for our next set. D, F, I and L. Oh, and I'll share some healing antidotes and opportunities. Would you like to heal your thinking and re-Energize?

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ladies! de-Frazzle and re-Energize with ...

doubling up, sneaking green & power snacking!

No matter what is going on or how busy we may be there is still one thing we all have to do everyday. Several times a day. We Eat. Usually we feed others too.

Let’s save time and make this easy on ourselves.

One way is to “double up.” Specifically, double up every dinner recipe you make this month. Gonna cook for four? Cook for eight instead. One meal goes on the table, the other goes in the fridge.

Another way is to “add extra.” Your recipe calls for a cup of rice and a pound of spinach? Make it a cup and half and a pound and a half. What you don’t eat for dinner turns into a microwave lunch. Still a little “left over”? Freeze it!

Your goal ladies - should you decide to take it on – is to cook double enough and extra enough so that you don’t have to cook at all for a couple days each week! Wuuu Huuu!

That’s almost as good as having someone else cook for you. Well ….

So, that’s how you save time – lots of time. Now to gain some energy.

Wherever possible, sneak in something green. ‘Tis the time of year for stews & soups and casseroles, perfect places to snuggle in some iron rich kale, green beans, spinach, mustard greens. That’s my version of pumping iron! And, since you are cooking double, you’ll be pumping double!

Last but not least – the Power Snack. Don’t go hungry skipping meals or between meals. You have too much to do. Make, take it and never leave home without it. “It” is a baggie of almonds & dates & sunflower seeds & pumpkin seeds & raisins. Yep, more iron. More energy. More brain power. More long line and traffic stamina. More YOU Power.

Go get ‘em baby! Just do it the easy way. O.k.?

© 2006 Viveca Stone-Berry, former fatigue sufferer and author of the Fatigue Be Gone! Jumpstart e-Guide. Viveca is also the founder of The Get Ready for Love! Show.