Last week, I had the great honor to talk on the tele-seminar “Abundance Reigns” where my topic was about our hungers and desires and how they relate to creating a more fulfilling life. This was a very fun talk and very interesting to prepare because the more I prepared the presentation, the more ... Views: 77
By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC, Your Body Image Expert\
Health and wellness experts encourage taking care of our bodies by providing quality nourishment, exercise, and rest. Ok, you already KNOW what to do, and perhaps you do it all now…so ... Views: 64
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***Step Up to a Better Body Image! - by As a Dancer, Choreographer, Personal Trainer, Body and Business Coach/Mentor, Stephanie Wood's focus is now with her Body Knowledge System ® Philosophy for Living-Doing it Your Way! (a Pioneer here/her legacy) which is a practical system to have people realize the importance of including their body’s intelligence in every choice they make (including and not limited to food, exercise, health, events, environment, work and relationships). She also enjoys Mentoring Professionals in Wellness in beginning and thriving within their new entrepreneurial business. Certifications are available.
By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC
Achieving a better body image begins with a positive approach to your body. For this reason, I’m not going to refer to any negative references you have indulged in when thinking about, describing, or discussing that marvelous machine. This entity you know as your ... Views: 62
Why cortisol control rather than counting calories to improve your body image:
What is Cortisol?
When a stressful event occurs, or you anticipate one in the future, your body reacts automatically: you freeze, you flee, or you fight. Each reaction begins within your body when the adrenal ... Views: 55
By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC, Your Body Image Expert
Studies indicate that meditation reduces many physical and mental discomforts. However, there are no claims that meditation cures a self-esteem issue that appears every time you look into a mirror, or compare your appearance to someone ... Views: 62
By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC, Your Body Image Expert
“96% of women suffer from Body Image Anxiety..”
Do you remember a few years back when Dove ran those "Real Beauty" advertising campaigns? The year was 2004, over a decade ago! ... Views: 64
By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC, Your Body Image Expert
Tis that time of year again, a shift in seasons requires a change in wardrobe whether you’re a student, professional, retired, stay-at-home or office worker. You slide the closet ... Views: 89
Here are some strategies that I employ to help make public speaking a more joyful and less nerve-wracking experience:
Prepare: The more prepared you are, the less nervous you will be. Do your homework on whatever the topic is that you’re speaking about.
Practice: Before you go into a ... Views: 105
Hello friends! Previously I talked about meditation as a tool to bring more presence into our lives. I've decided I want to make meditation a more regular part of my current routine. Practice what you preach, right?
I've been an avid meditator during many periods of my life, but lately my ... Views: 94
Yesterday, while taking a drop-in art class I had an experience that I don't always have when I'm engaging in something creative: I was fully "in the zone." My instructor even commented: "You're on fire today." Painting after painting was flying out of me. I felt free and almost reckless - a ... Views: 111
What is the perfect body image? What should we really aspire to look like? Do women have to be the smallest size, or will a medium do? Do men have to be muscular everywhere? Do we have to fit into skinny jeans? Do men have to wear tight trousers when in fashion? Do women have to wear make-up ... Views: 103
Why is it so difficult for us to get along with one another? After all, we all have the same basic needs in life. We all want to be valued, to be acknowledged for the good that we do, to be treated fairly and given sufficient opportunities in life; we all want to be accepted as we are and to be ... Views: 76
What a strange concept, that seems to pull away from reality.
It will make more sense, if we connect PTSD to emotions of carnality.
Okay, let us give these emotions a face describing the following list.
The carnal man or woman connects to fear, anger, worry, stress, and lust.
In ... Views: 56
Your teen has relapsed. Despite whatever fear, disappointment, and frustration you may feel, you need to remain as calm as possible. Your loved one still needs your support.
So, what can you do as a concerned parent to help them get back on the road to recovery?
1. Envision Relapse as a ... Views: 100
Sometimes you just can't avoid a stressful day or week (or longer period) in your life.
Stress happens despite the best of plans.
Stress happens because it's part of life.
We're bombarded with stress-reduction advice.
Yes, we're bombarded with messages from all ... Views: 113
Once upon a time, a scholar came to visit a saint. After the scholar had been orating and propounding for a while, the saint proposed some tea. She slowly filled the scholar's cup: gradually the tea rose to the very brim and began spilling over onto the table, yet she kept pouring and pouring. ... Views: 47
If this is for you, let me say that my heart goes out to you, as I know from experience what it feels like when you are faced with this situation. There are decisions to be made, in order to keep your beloved fur-baby comfortable and as free from suffering as possible. It is heart-wrenching, no ... Views: 87
Qigong is a system of combining physical postures, breathing techniques and mental focus to provide healing to the human body and increase its vitality and energy. It is a part of an ancient Chinese health system. The word Qi means life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the ... Views: 104
Because our nervous system is wired to need others, rejection is painful. Romantic rejection especially hurts. Feeling lonely and missing connection share the evolutionary purpose of survival and reproduction. Ideally, loneliness should encourage you reach out to others and maintain your ... Views: 176
Many methods of meditation are in practice. People choose one or a few of them and bring about some peace of mind. While this approach is helpful, it is good to discover what it means to be in a state of awareness in which the meditator is absent.
Life on this planet is hard – difficulties ... Views: 90
It is 2016 and we are seriously off track!
1. Delete Hate
Today, beginning today, please, we must all stop saying, writing, cheering, promoting, and engaging in hate. It is such a sign of fear, ignorance, insecurity, prejudice, and an outdated belief. We need different ideas, backgrounds, ... Views: 112
Respect. It’s hard to define it in words but if Google was any help here, this is what I got out of it. Respect is having an admiration for something or someone and treating that thing or person 'well'.
Now treating it or them well is easily misunderstood by all of us. A very simple example ... Views: 81
Lasik eye surgery is one among the most advanced technology in the field of eye treatment that helps to cure the eye defects. It widely helps to correct the vision defect. It enables the surgeon to eliminate the corneal tissue with the excimer laser. Lasik is one of the results oriented eye ... Views: 48
Lasik surgery is the popular form of the surgical procedure that enables patients to avoid contact lens or spectacles forever. Acquiring the advice about the lasik procedure is recommended for everyone who likes to undergo Lasik surgery. It is necessary to choose the best and experienced Lasik ... Views: 44
Lasik or Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, is one of the most popular eye correction surgery in the medical field. It is effective in the treatment and correction of common eye problems like astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia. It is a painless method that provides an effective way for people ... Views: 46
What is bladeless eye surgery?Bladeless LASIK eye surgery is the procedure where the vision is corrected for the patients who suffer from the symptoms of far sightedness, near sightedness or astigmatism. All of the above mentioned conditions have one thing in common; the eye is unable to ... Views: 47
LASIK is short for laser in situ keratomileusis. It is a very popular and common eye surgery these days and is used for the correction of vision for those who suffer from astigmatism, far sightedness or near sightedness.Almost all of the major laser surgeries that are used for correction of ... Views: 45
There is this good news for the city’s nerd looking people with glasses on face every time. Time spending adjusting their gasses or staying away from dust and heat to save their contact lens is now over, they got a chance to permanently cure their vision defect. I’m talking about Lasik or laser ... Views: 49
This practice is definitely a case of teaching what you need to learn: I've been working through a big bucket of tasks lately with little chance to rest. (I console myself with knowing that the bucket is emptying a lot faster than it's filling with new tasks.)
Sometimes you can really feel ... Views: 61
Step 1. When you think better, you feel better.
The thoughts-feelings-action pie.
There is a link between what you think and how you feel, which influences your action from moment to moment. All three pieces are connected, they influence each other, they are all pieces of the same pie. If you ... Views: 80
Depression is more than a classification of symptoms for diagnostic purposes. Today, all mental health professionals use the DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders), which allocate 9 symptoms of depression to the disorder. In short, if 5 out of the 9 symptoms are met during ... Views: 86
I love creating simple strategies individuals can use to experience less anger or stress in their lives, to improve their communications skills, resolve conflicts easier or create inner peace. From the SWaT Strategy* to TECO Magic*, The Great Duck and Dishtowel Debate* or the Seven C's of ... Views: 86
Many parents of troubled teens assign 100-percent of the blame for their teen’s troubles to their teenager. They also think shipping them off to a therapeutic boarding school is all they need to do to fix their teen’s behavior. Unfortunately, the task of parenting a troubled teen is not so ... Views: 101
The song with words, “Should old acquaintance be forgot” applies here.
Those of us with PTSD need to do so in order for healing to truly adhere.
New Year’s day is anytime we begin to reflect on how we can smother sorrow.
For instance, “What can we get rid of today to proliferate a better ... Views: 71
True power resides in the present moment. We can tap into the present moment in many ways and it first involves turning off the phones, computers, TV’s and anything that might distract you once you begin. We are so often caught up in the past and reacting from past patterns and behaviors. ... Views: 141
The field of medical science has seen a lot of debate on this topic. To become best one in solving the defects in our vision, these two guys have been on a race for too long. Many have said eyewear is a better and safe option, but they might have frightened hearing the word surgery. Anyways ... Views: 49
TOP TEN REASONS to CELEBRATE 2016 (Even If You’re Still Hungover from Last Year)
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“If everything seems under control, you’re probably not moving fast enough.” MARIO ANDRETTI
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It seems like today, everyone is stressed out. We have created a culture that takes us from place to place with what feels like no rest in between. How many tiny inconveniences do you put up with on a daily basis? Each one of those seemingly meaningless irritations are draining you of your joy ... Views: 67
Very often people query me as to whether or not anger is a bad emotion to which I reply "No." All emotions have purpose and value. None are good or bad. They simply are. It is how we utilize them, our actions, that determines their positive or negative value. Emotions are messengers that help us ... Views: 114
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”
By- John F. Kennedy
Peace is harmony between different ... Views: 76
Research suggests that moderate drinking can help benefit seniors with early Alzheimer’s disease. The study consisted of over 320 seniors from Denmark with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found that those who had two to three drinks daily had a 77 percent lower risk of death ... Views: 114
“Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure-measure a year”
–Seasons of Love from Rent
As 2015 comes to a close I am hearing more and more about peoples Resolutions to lose weight, make more money, exercise more, eat healthier, etc. Although goals are very ... Views: 168
Summary: Five biblical signs, not to mention our severe weather or failing economy, are ominous for 2016. Fleeing the cities is suggested by five biblical models.
Most Bible scholars agree with a 7-year apocalyptic period, like the 7 years of famine in Joseph's time or the 7 years that King ... Views: 99
Today I was speaking with another therapist and he was sharing a story of struggle and at the end stated, “At least I’m not dead.” I was blown away in the moment of truth in that statement. Truly, we ALWAYS have something to be grateful for in our lives. Yes, I know that bad things can happen ... Views: 114
Many people struggle from a lack of self-confidence and have difficulty feeling good about themselves as they navigate the teenage years and enter adulthood. A few physical flaws can easily make it challenging to hold your head up high and appreciate your appearance. To improve your ... Views: 67
We spend so much of our time trying to get somewhere.
Part of this comes from our biological nature. To survive, animals - including us - have to be goal-directed, leaning into the future.
It's certainly healthy to pursue wholesome aims, like paying the rent on time, raising children well, ... Views: 61
Are You Ready to Fall Truly, Madly and Deeply in Love With Yourself ,Your Body & Your Life?
To Release Weight, Eliminate Cravings & Find True Rhythm & Balance in your Life?
To Connect With Your Inner God/Goddess?
Would you like to;
• feel comfortable in your own skin?
• feel happy with ... Views: 115
Music has exhibited multiple beneficial effects on the brain over a wide range of helpful applications ranging from changing people’s moods to healing effects , mind health benefits and improvements is mental performance. This idea that training in musical performance can improve cognitive ... Views: 136
There are thousands of things that trigger our anger: aggressive drivers, rude coworkers, disrespectful children, lying politicians, high taxes, unfairness, and favoritism just to name a few. A critical statement or offensive comment can raise our ire to which we may respond with indignation. ... Views: 112