Stress

Stress and Your Adrenals- What Is Adrenal Fatigue?

Stress and Your Adrenals- What Is Adrenal Fatigue?

Stress and Your Adrenals- What Is Adrenal Fatigue?

Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep?

These are all common complaints from my clients, so maybe you have these problems too.

All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or “HPA Axis Dysregulation,”) is a popular theme lately.

Your adrenal glands look like walnuts that live on top of both of your kidneys. These important glands produce many hormones, including stress hormones.

But what happens when they become “overworked?”

You’ve heard of “adrenaline junkies,” right?

Adrenaline and cortisol are the stress hormones that give you the commonly known adrenaline rush; when you're totally alert and living in the moment. This feeling is known as your body's "fight or flight" response.

Some people (perhaps you?) just love that intense feeling.

The release of hormones in the fight or flight response is your body's normal reaction to stress.  Stress can sometimes be positive, like when it helps you swerve and prevent a crash.

After a short time, the flight or flight response dissipates, your body goes back to normal, and all is good. 

But what would happen if you felt constant stress? Like all day, every day? Like “chronic” stress?

Choose Your Own Adventure- Holiday Edition

Choose Your Own Adventure- Holiday Edition

Choose Your Own Adventure- Holiday Edition

Do you remember from when you were a kid, those books that were choose your own adventure? 

If you wanted to follow the bunny into the woods, you flipped to page 5. 

If you wanted to go down to the beach, you flipped to page 8. 

You could flip your way around the book for the story to play out how you wanted... 

For todays blog, I have the same thing for you! I know you are busy, but I have some SUPER helpful holiday blogs, and I have chosen some of my most popular, and you can click right to the one you want to read about or maybe you need some help with the most. 

Go ahead, choose your own adventure below! 

5 Tips To Make Your Holiday Season As Stress Free As Can Be

5 Tips To Make Your Holiday Season As Stress Free As Can Be

5 Tips To Make Your Holiday Season As Stress Free As Can Be

The holiday season brings a great deal of joy and happiness along with it.  There's something extra special about this time of year, but it doesn't come without stress. 

Many people find a great deal of added stress is seemingly dumped on our plates, and it can be hard to catch our breath.  The pressure of finding gifts, rushing around in the hustle and bustle to visit everyone, having people visit you, getting to see relatives you miss and even having to deal with those that aren't always a joy to be around.

This season really can be enjoyable and heart-warming, even with the stress involved.

Walking into this time of year with a great mindset and some helpful reminders gets me through every year... and I'd love to share my tips on how I do this with you.

Read on for 5 tips for a stress-free holiday season.

Fighting Stress with Healthy Morning Routines

Fighting Stress with Healthy Morning Routines

Fighting Stress with Healthy Morning Routines

I have read a few studies lately on stress. And the results of all of them point to a very stressed out society we are living in. Work, spouses, kids, friends, money, bills... you name it. There are many causes of stress. 

And here's the problem with that... ongoing stress is NOT good for us. 

It can cause acne, hair loss, weight gain, weight loss and many other health problems.  It can make you feel crazy and  overwhelmed at EVERYTHING!

But, the good news is, there is a way to combat stress.

Routines and organization is the best way to deal with stress throughout the day. And what better time to start with a routine, then first thing in the morning! Setting the tone for the day starts the minute you open your eyes. If you aren’t careful, stress can take over your day before you can do anything about it.

So just how do you combat stress first thing in the morning?