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Self-Help Tip #22: Get A Massage

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PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT Medical advice. Please read disclaimers.

As we welcome the new year, we assess how we're doing - including our physical "temple" (fascia, joints, pressure points, skeleton, tendons, 650 muscles, etc.) If your body is overdue for a tune-up, gifting yourself a massage can help you:

  • Relax (decrease symptoms of anxiety)
  • Loosen up (reduce hypertension)
  • Boost immunity, and
  • Soothe pain
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Self-Help Tip #21: Believe in Something

 

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Believing in Santa might be fun, but there's someone MUCH more important we should ALL believe in . . . Ourselves! 

In this conversation, Caleigh Griffin (Director of Client Success for Whole U.) describes her journey to believing in herself -- From confusion and insecurity, to thriving - pursuing a Master's at Harvard, and soon moving to Japan to teach!

Caleigh admits that before...

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Self-Help Tip #20: Volunteer

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT Medical advice. Please read disclaimers.

The holidays inspire us to pause our survival mode, and think of helping others. Whether collecting funds, food, or winter clothes, "volunteering (offering time, support, and/ or expertise to organizations or individuals) can foster feelings of connection and usefulness, as well as produce tangible health benefits - (e.g. decreased incidence of depression)."

Want to get started?

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Self-Help Tip #19: Drink Tea

   

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT Medical advice. Please read disclaimers.

Remember when we freely met in coffee shops - to share our challenges, and dreams, over a warm beverage . . . ? I've maintained the ritual, with clients - (albeit virtually).

Want to plot YOUR goals for 2022?

  1. Click here to schedule a virtual tea date 
  2. Bring your drink of choice. (Mine is Matcha tea, which is thankfully "linked to a variety of health benefits,...
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Self-Help Tip #18: Take Up Gardening

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT Medical advice. Please read disclaimers.

Do you LOVE your plants? While gardening is "the act of cultivating vegetation" - mostly for eating or aesthetics - plants can also help:

  1. Clean your air
  2. Help you breathe
  3. Reduce your stress

Which is a BIG deal - right? So even if you don't have an outdoor space, or can't commit to an elaborate "grow operation" - you CAN still nurture house plants (Below is a photo of one I...

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Self-Help Tip #17: Drink (Really) Fresh Juice

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT Medical advice. Please read disclaimers.

Whether you're stuffed with turkey, or have packed on a few pounds for hibernation, you may benefit from a bit of a . . . cleanse. A surefire way to -ahem- lighten your load, is to drink fresh juice. This year I started many mornings with either:

(Both suggested by the self-proclaimed "Medical Medium" - a.k.a. Anthony...

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Self-Help Tip #16: Wake Up Early

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If you're already an early riser - kudos! But if you're a fellow "night owl," waking early may be a struggle. This practice will "increase the amount of time in the day to be productive" -  allowing for a more robust morning routine - such as:

If having more...

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Self-Help Tip #15: Behold the Power of Positive Thinking

      

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT Medical advice. Please read disclaimers.

How often do you fall into the trap of negative thinking? Daily? Hourly?? This week, I invite you to practice the ESSENTIAL life skill of consistently choosing POSITIVE thoughts . . . "Deliberately optimistic thought patterns achieved by disciplined mental focus on what's working in life rather than what's not: can include techniques such as positive self...

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Self-Help Tip #14: Do Yoga

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The pandemic required us all to adapt. One way to stay flexible is to practice yoga - the "ancient Indian physical discipline intended to prepare the body for meditation." I've practiced consistently since 1997, and attest that it "decreases stress & improves physical well-being."  

You can do yoga in the comfort of your home, with guidance from a teacher online. Here's one...

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Self-Help Tip #13: Face a Fear

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BOO!

By now we all know that witches, goblins, and creepy crawlies aren’t really going to harm us (in any significant/ long-term way). But what’s even more spooky - are the fears that REALLY hold us back in our every day lives. 

Whether you're scared of  . . .  

  1. Speaking clearly
  2. Leaving your unfulfilling job, or
  3. Asking for what you think you deserve -

“Challenging...

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