The American Psychological Association defines stress as "any uncomfortable emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes." Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Demands, or stressors, can erupt in areas of our lives such as work, school , exercise, major life changes, or traumatic events. Minor stress affects people of all ages, races, and gender. All stress is not necessarily bad and negatively impact us. Stress can serve as a motivating factor to prepare or perform. For example, someone stressed out about passing at test, can use that stress to motivate them to study harder and achieve a good grade. On the other hand, severe and long-term stress can cause health problems. Stress increases blood pressure, as well as affects the heart and immune system due to the increase release of adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine. Increased levels of cortisol may lead to mood swings and anxiety, fatigue, irregular periods in women, muscle aches and pains, trouble sleeping, etc.
Luckily for us we have the power to help ease the stress in our lives, and decrease its affects on our body. One-third of all healing occurs without anyone doing anything other than a positive thought. A positive mental attitude is an essential tool to live a less stressful life. To manage the stress that arise from everyday life is observe how stress manifests in your life. Stress affects each individual in a unique way and we must first become aware of how it affects us individually. Understanding how stress affects us can help us to set goals and priorities to manage it. Small goals, such as a couple minutes of deep breathing, can help to decrease stress and to reduce adverse reactions of stress on the body and mind. For example, deep breathing can help to lower blood pressure by promoting blood flow, as well as release toxins. Full, deep inhalations followed by full, deep exhalations has astounding, positive affects on our health and wellness. Along with deep breathing, we can explore the option of incorporating other relaxing activities into our daily lives. Lastly, regular exercise is another way to decrease stress and its harmful affects on the body and mind. A twenty to thirty minute workout can help to boost mood and decrease stress. Walking, yoga, mediation, dancing, etc are all great ways to relax the body and mind.
Now take a deep breath and de-stress! Manage the stress, don't let it manage you...
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Peace & Blessings
Wellness Coach, CRT
Hello everyone and welcome to our site! I am happy that you decided to stop by and show our website some love. So first off, thanks and we hope all is well! My name is Brandy Myers and I am a Veteran, Wellness Coach, and Founder of WildPhlower Wellness. First things first... yes, WildPhlower is spelled with a 'ph' versus an 'f'. We promise, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. The reason for this is because WildPhlower is a unique brand in every aspect of the way we deliver the our best possible coaching and service to our clients and communities through outreach and awareness. Our team is dedicated to gathering the best possible research and experience to be an instrumental, as well as strong ally in each client's journey to their vision and/or version of well-being. Our team currently utilizes the expertise of health care professionals, wellness coaching, personal training, and nutrition specialist to build programs, literature, and content.
WildPhlower Wellness motto is to 'Grow Everyday in Every Way'. This motto stemmed from a frame of mind that I, Brandy Myers, had to adopt very early in life. This motto has truly been the difference between life or death. I firmly believe that if you are not growing, then some part inside is dying. Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana sometimes hope for a bright future seemed elusive. Watching and often immulating the stronger, older women in my family, I vowed to be the strongest and best woman that I could be. I was often knocked down by life, but my raw, endless ambition would not let me stay there. In those moments, I found time and space to gather my thoughts, make a plan, and eventually grow past my circumstance!
Our team is currently working hard to build a solid infrastructure and coaching programs. We vow to research and obtain the education, experience, and expertise to deliver results to each and everyone of our clients. Our current goal is to launch coaching programs in Summer 2017. We are working with health, fitness, and wellness coaches and organizations to get out into the communities and raise awareness of wellness and the benefits of living well! We hope to connect with you soon. Stay tuned for more updates... SHARE, LOVE, and SUPPORT!!
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Peace & Blessings
Wellness Coach, Veteran, and Founder of WildPhlower Wellness Coaching Company. Encouraging Motivational Thinking & Speaking.