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Would you like to live your life with less stress and more happiness? Discover how to take small steps towards a healthier, happier, less-stress you.

Latest Episodes

EP 687 – Holding Hands Reduces Stress

When it comes to holding hands it’s not all about romance. When you hold the hands of another you are sending the message that the other person is valued, important and noticed. James Coan of the University of Virginia found that when people hold hands, their brains don’t work as hard to cope with stress. To hold someone’s hand is to offer them affection, protection or comfort. A poll showed that more than half of people couldn’t remember the last time they held their grandparents hand and more than a quarter had never done so. However, almost a fifth of respondents, when asked whose hands they would most like to hold, said it would be the hand of a grandparent who has died. Loneliness and depression are rampant in today’s society. Holding someone’s hand, especially of someone who is isolated, dealing with an illness or elderly can help them to be more resilient against the impact of stress, promote better health and combat their feelings of isolation. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Hand Holding Day: Reach out and touch the hand of someone you love or someone in need. Not only do they reap the benefit but so do you. Don’t wait until it’s too late and end up regretting that you didn’t grab at the opportunity. Robert Fulgham (Everything I Learned, I Learned In Kindergarten) said: . . . Share everything. . .When you go out in the world, Watch out for traffic, hold hands, And stick together. . . . If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app. Looking for more tips to build your resiliency? Look for my book on Amazon called Stress Out. 52 Weeks To Letting More Life In

1 MIN16 h ago
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EP 687 – Holding Hands Reduces Stress

EP 686 - Choose Happiness

Happiness does not just happen. It has to be worked at. It is far easier to focus on the difficult, the stressful, the negative and the disappointing. It takes effort to really notice and be thankful for the big and small things that make us happy. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Happiness Happens Day: Happiness Happens Day aims to spread the joy of being happy and to persuade people to look on the brighter side of life. So, raise your glass of pink lemonade to Happiness Happens Day. Why pink lemonade? Happy people naturally turn lemons into lemonade. Also pink is pretty. Plan something fun to look forward to after work. Get outside. Sunlight can boost our mood as it impacts our neurotransmitters and hormones. Use different scents to boost your mood. Phone your mum. A US study found that hearing a mother’s voice is as good as a hug for stress release. Get away. According to one study, vacations lead to increased happiness (93%), less stress (86...

1 MIN1 d ago
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EP 686 - Choose Happiness

EP 685 – Celebrating Professional Speaker’s Day

I would never have imagined that one day that I, Beverly, would be a public speaker. I hated giving presentations. When I was younger I struggled with stress and public speaking. My voice would quiver. I would speak a mile a minute. My nervousness was obvious. Some people report that they would rather be naked in public than have to deliver a speech to their peers. I would have absolutely agreed with this statement. The stress was unbelievable and public speaking was best to be avoided whenever possible. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Professional Speaker’s Day: Public Speaking Advice: You don’t need to be perfect. You just need to be able to deliver your message effectively. What I learned was that speaking effectively in public and professionally is rarely a natural talent, but it is one that can be learned. When you have a passion for your topic, and you immerse yourself in that topic to become an expert, the stress becomes secondary to th...

1 MIN2 d ago
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EP 685 – Celebrating Professional Speaker’s Day

EP684 – Bad Breath

We know as parents that it is up to us to teach our children how to take care of their oral health and we wouldn’t think twice to tell our child that they need to go and use some mouthwash if their breath smelled. But how do you handle it when it’s your friend, co-worker or boss? In a study by the Emily Post Institute, 75% of respondents polled said they’d want to be notified by a friend if they smelled. Working with a colleague whose breath smells can be stressful, that’s why when doing a search on “bad breath and coworker” you can find over 1.8 million sites. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Fresh Breath Day: Most workplace experts recommend that the upfront method works the best…tell the person that their breath smell today and offer them a piece of gum. You have given them a way out, by indicating that ‘today’ may mean that this is unusual or temporary and the gum lets them save face while they talk to you. If bad breath is ...

1 MIN3 d ago
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EP684 – Bad Breath

EP683 - Breastfeeding and Stress

I thought getting pregnant was stressful. Feeding my baby was even more stressful. It was very clear after 2 weeks that my little boy was starving and as a new mom, I was horrified. Deemed a ‘failure to thrive’ baby. He was so hungry that he could barely keep awake. I wasn’t producing enough milk to nourish my own child. At this point I thought I was a failure. My dad, who was a dairy farmer, said later that if I had been one of his milking cows, I would have been turned to steak. Humourous now…certainly not then. I now look at this tall, athletic, muscular man and it is hard to believe the rough start we had together. He is healthy and that is the ultimate goal. Breastfeeding is a healthy choice But the pressure to nurse your child should never be so great that it makes a mother feel like a failure if they can’t make it happen. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Breastfeeding Awareness Week: Nursing a baby is natural. Help moms to fe...

1 MIN4 d ago
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EP683 - Breastfeeding and Stress

EP 682 - Simplify Your Life

Life can get very complicated and stressful what with all of the ‘hats’ we wear. We sometimes let others control our activities and determine our priorities. So how do we simplify it so that our life is more manageable and enjoyable and we are more resilient? Realization and acceptance can be the first steps to gaining control. Accept that it’s impossible to do it all and it’s all right if you don’t, in fact, it’s much better if you don’t. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Simplify Your Life Week: Avoid blaming others and situations – WE have the ultimate decision on how OUR time will be spent. Develop and set your priorities and say ‘No’ to those things which are not your priority. Planning and time management are essential skills. Prepare for the transition from work to home by planning your work-related activities for the next day before you leave the office. Do not over-program yourself or your family. Make the morning routine as sim...

1 MIN5 d ago
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EP 682 - Simplify Your Life

EP 681 - Canadian Heritage Day

On one particular visit home, I learned that my grandma didn’t learn English until she went to public school. Up till then, she spoke German. I had no idea that my maternal grandma came from a German background. I had just assumed that she was English, like my grandpa. Understanding our heritage is important. I grew up in a farming family. This meant that the ‘farm’ came first and that everyone in that family was responsible to make the farm successful. Families helped each other, as more often than not, we were related to our neighbours in some way, and that conflict was put aside to get things done. Happy or not. I see a lot of conflict that happens on family farms when someone new comes into the farm family that doesn’t share those same values to the extent that the rest of the family does. These values are neither right or wrong, but unless the differences and expectations are talked about, openly and respectfully, the conflict festers and grows. So Here are today’s Hot Tip...

1 MIN6 d ago
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EP 681 - Canadian Heritage Day

EP 680– Friendships Can Protect Our Health

Witmer and Sweeney found in their study that people with few ties to others had 2 to 5 times the death rate as those who had more ties. Support and connectedness can be a powerful tool in preventing illness by acting as a buffer to the effects of stress. The benefit of friendship is having the emotional support of a community during difficult times. Workplaces are also recognizing the value of support in their organizations. Effective leaders are evaluating their teams and ensuring that they reduce isolation, celebrate occasions and successes, develop trust through effective communication, deal with conflict and gossip in a direct and open way, promote a casual and friendly atmosphere, and develop a support network through human resources, an EAP or connection to community contacts. Unfortunately, many people in the workplace do not make the effort to utilize this great coping strategy and the busier we have become the easier it is to let our existing friendships go by the way-side....

1 MIN1 w ago
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EP 680– Friendships Can Protect Our Health

EP679 - Great Friends Support Us

Our closest friends support us. They cheer for us. They cry with us. They laugh with us (and at us). They are there for us. I have a couple of ‘bestest’ friends. I don’t see them very often as we have moved far apart. But I know that I can count on them. Research shows that our social connection to our friends gives us a sense of belonging, a feeling of security and increase our sense of self-worth. They help us to deal better with the stressors in life and live happier more successful lives. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Girlfriend’s Day: Listen to your intuition – true friends give off a positive energy that make us feel good as opposed to drain us – Evaluate your friendships. Make the time – though life can get away from us we should never let our friendships get away from us – friendships take energy and time to nurture and to keep fresh. Learn to let go – our friends are no more perfect than we are. We need to ignore those imperf...

1 MIN1 w ago
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EP679 - Great Friends Support Us

EP678 – Family Reunions

I am missing my family reunion today. Living so far away means that it is tough to make it to this family function. I have some wonderful memories of family reunions. The games that we would play. The prizes that were given out. The laughs that we would have, and the food. The awesome, glorious, delicious potluck that would follow. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Family Reunion Month: Family reunions can be a cherished tradition. But being around your family or going back to the town in which you grew up can stir up implicit memories that can automatically trigger feelings we felt in our past. No matter how mature we feel, memories of our 10 or 15-year-old selves can cause us to act like we did when we were 10 or 15. If we fail to recognize how we are affected by old emotions and negative early experiences, we run the risk of projecting our past onto our present interactions and relationships. So all of this is to say that family reunions can be...

1 MIN1 w ago
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EP678 – Family Reunions

Latest Episodes

EP 687 – Holding Hands Reduces Stress

When it comes to holding hands it’s not all about romance. When you hold the hands of another you are sending the message that the other person is valued, important and noticed. James Coan of the University of Virginia found that when people hold hands, their brains don’t work as hard to cope with stress. To hold someone’s hand is to offer them affection, protection or comfort. A poll showed that more than half of people couldn’t remember the last time they held their grandparents hand and more than a quarter had never done so. However, almost a fifth of respondents, when asked whose hands they would most like to hold, said it would be the hand of a grandparent who has died. Loneliness and depression are rampant in today’s society. Holding someone’s hand, especially of someone who is isolated, dealing with an illness or elderly can help them to be more resilient against the impact of stress, promote better health and combat their feelings of isolation. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Hand Holding Day: Reach out and touch the hand of someone you love or someone in need. Not only do they reap the benefit but so do you. Don’t wait until it’s too late and end up regretting that you didn’t grab at the opportunity. Robert Fulgham (Everything I Learned, I Learned In Kindergarten) said: . . . Share everything. . .When you go out in the world, Watch out for traffic, hold hands, And stick together. . . . If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app. Looking for more tips to build your resiliency? Look for my book on Amazon called Stress Out. 52 Weeks To Letting More Life In

1 MIN16 h ago
Comments
EP 687 – Holding Hands Reduces Stress

EP 686 - Choose Happiness

Happiness does not just happen. It has to be worked at. It is far easier to focus on the difficult, the stressful, the negative and the disappointing. It takes effort to really notice and be thankful for the big and small things that make us happy. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Happiness Happens Day: Happiness Happens Day aims to spread the joy of being happy and to persuade people to look on the brighter side of life. So, raise your glass of pink lemonade to Happiness Happens Day. Why pink lemonade? Happy people naturally turn lemons into lemonade. Also pink is pretty. Plan something fun to look forward to after work. Get outside. Sunlight can boost our mood as it impacts our neurotransmitters and hormones. Use different scents to boost your mood. Phone your mum. A US study found that hearing a mother’s voice is as good as a hug for stress release. Get away. According to one study, vacations lead to increased happiness (93%), less stress (86...

1 MIN1 d ago
Comments
EP 686 - Choose Happiness

EP 685 – Celebrating Professional Speaker’s Day

I would never have imagined that one day that I, Beverly, would be a public speaker. I hated giving presentations. When I was younger I struggled with stress and public speaking. My voice would quiver. I would speak a mile a minute. My nervousness was obvious. Some people report that they would rather be naked in public than have to deliver a speech to their peers. I would have absolutely agreed with this statement. The stress was unbelievable and public speaking was best to be avoided whenever possible. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Professional Speaker’s Day: Public Speaking Advice: You don’t need to be perfect. You just need to be able to deliver your message effectively. What I learned was that speaking effectively in public and professionally is rarely a natural talent, but it is one that can be learned. When you have a passion for your topic, and you immerse yourself in that topic to become an expert, the stress becomes secondary to th...

1 MIN2 d ago
Comments
EP 685 – Celebrating Professional Speaker’s Day

EP684 – Bad Breath

We know as parents that it is up to us to teach our children how to take care of their oral health and we wouldn’t think twice to tell our child that they need to go and use some mouthwash if their breath smelled. But how do you handle it when it’s your friend, co-worker or boss? In a study by the Emily Post Institute, 75% of respondents polled said they’d want to be notified by a friend if they smelled. Working with a colleague whose breath smells can be stressful, that’s why when doing a search on “bad breath and coworker” you can find over 1.8 million sites. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Fresh Breath Day: Most workplace experts recommend that the upfront method works the best…tell the person that their breath smell today and offer them a piece of gum. You have given them a way out, by indicating that ‘today’ may mean that this is unusual or temporary and the gum lets them save face while they talk to you. If bad breath is ...

1 MIN3 d ago
Comments
EP684 – Bad Breath

EP683 - Breastfeeding and Stress

I thought getting pregnant was stressful. Feeding my baby was even more stressful. It was very clear after 2 weeks that my little boy was starving and as a new mom, I was horrified. Deemed a ‘failure to thrive’ baby. He was so hungry that he could barely keep awake. I wasn’t producing enough milk to nourish my own child. At this point I thought I was a failure. My dad, who was a dairy farmer, said later that if I had been one of his milking cows, I would have been turned to steak. Humourous now…certainly not then. I now look at this tall, athletic, muscular man and it is hard to believe the rough start we had together. He is healthy and that is the ultimate goal. Breastfeeding is a healthy choice But the pressure to nurse your child should never be so great that it makes a mother feel like a failure if they can’t make it happen. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Breastfeeding Awareness Week: Nursing a baby is natural. Help moms to fe...

1 MIN4 d ago
Comments
EP683 - Breastfeeding and Stress

EP 682 - Simplify Your Life

Life can get very complicated and stressful what with all of the ‘hats’ we wear. We sometimes let others control our activities and determine our priorities. So how do we simplify it so that our life is more manageable and enjoyable and we are more resilient? Realization and acceptance can be the first steps to gaining control. Accept that it’s impossible to do it all and it’s all right if you don’t, in fact, it’s much better if you don’t. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Simplify Your Life Week: Avoid blaming others and situations – WE have the ultimate decision on how OUR time will be spent. Develop and set your priorities and say ‘No’ to those things which are not your priority. Planning and time management are essential skills. Prepare for the transition from work to home by planning your work-related activities for the next day before you leave the office. Do not over-program yourself or your family. Make the morning routine as sim...

1 MIN5 d ago
Comments
EP 682 - Simplify Your Life

EP 681 - Canadian Heritage Day

On one particular visit home, I learned that my grandma didn’t learn English until she went to public school. Up till then, she spoke German. I had no idea that my maternal grandma came from a German background. I had just assumed that she was English, like my grandpa. Understanding our heritage is important. I grew up in a farming family. This meant that the ‘farm’ came first and that everyone in that family was responsible to make the farm successful. Families helped each other, as more often than not, we were related to our neighbours in some way, and that conflict was put aside to get things done. Happy or not. I see a lot of conflict that happens on family farms when someone new comes into the farm family that doesn’t share those same values to the extent that the rest of the family does. These values are neither right or wrong, but unless the differences and expectations are talked about, openly and respectfully, the conflict festers and grows. So Here are today’s Hot Tip...

1 MIN6 d ago
Comments
EP 681 - Canadian Heritage Day

EP 680– Friendships Can Protect Our Health

Witmer and Sweeney found in their study that people with few ties to others had 2 to 5 times the death rate as those who had more ties. Support and connectedness can be a powerful tool in preventing illness by acting as a buffer to the effects of stress. The benefit of friendship is having the emotional support of a community during difficult times. Workplaces are also recognizing the value of support in their organizations. Effective leaders are evaluating their teams and ensuring that they reduce isolation, celebrate occasions and successes, develop trust through effective communication, deal with conflict and gossip in a direct and open way, promote a casual and friendly atmosphere, and develop a support network through human resources, an EAP or connection to community contacts. Unfortunately, many people in the workplace do not make the effort to utilize this great coping strategy and the busier we have become the easier it is to let our existing friendships go by the way-side....

1 MIN1 w ago
Comments
EP 680– Friendships Can Protect Our Health

EP679 - Great Friends Support Us

Our closest friends support us. They cheer for us. They cry with us. They laugh with us (and at us). They are there for us. I have a couple of ‘bestest’ friends. I don’t see them very often as we have moved far apart. But I know that I can count on them. Research shows that our social connection to our friends gives us a sense of belonging, a feeling of security and increase our sense of self-worth. They help us to deal better with the stressors in life and live happier more successful lives. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Girlfriend’s Day: Listen to your intuition – true friends give off a positive energy that make us feel good as opposed to drain us – Evaluate your friendships. Make the time – though life can get away from us we should never let our friendships get away from us – friendships take energy and time to nurture and to keep fresh. Learn to let go – our friends are no more perfect than we are. We need to ignore those imperf...

1 MIN1 w ago
Comments
EP679 - Great Friends Support Us

EP678 – Family Reunions

I am missing my family reunion today. Living so far away means that it is tough to make it to this family function. I have some wonderful memories of family reunions. The games that we would play. The prizes that were given out. The laughs that we would have, and the food. The awesome, glorious, delicious potluck that would follow. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Family Reunion Month: Family reunions can be a cherished tradition. But being around your family or going back to the town in which you grew up can stir up implicit memories that can automatically trigger feelings we felt in our past. No matter how mature we feel, memories of our 10 or 15-year-old selves can cause us to act like we did when we were 10 or 15. If we fail to recognize how we are affected by old emotions and negative early experiences, we run the risk of projecting our past onto our present interactions and relationships. So all of this is to say that family reunions can be...

1 MIN1 w ago
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EP678 – Family Reunions
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