5 Permissions for Self-Care

Why Self-Care? Many of us have taken on board messages in our lifetime that tell us that taking care of our own needs is selfish and lazy. This informs our own inner-critic who can be harsh. We will often mentally beat ourselves up for things like: not getting enough done, not being like others, saying… Continue reading 5 Permissions for Self-Care

Common Symptoms of Stress

April 2018 is Stress Awareness Month. At times of stress, the nervous system reacts as the body’s response to threat, by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including cortisol, which rouse the body for action. This reaction was useful centuries ago when our choice of flight or fight was crucial to our survival, and occasionally… Continue reading Common Symptoms of Stress