Overcoming Overwhelm: Why Thinking About Health is a Key to Self-Care

[this is an excerpt from my book Overcoming Overwhelm]

When you are suffering with chronic pain, imbalanced hormones, digestive complaints, fatigue, or pretty much any other ailment, you’re not only suffering through these symptoms, but also using your energy reserves to deal with them—energy that you might direct toward other things (such as, ahem, making changes and developing new habits). 

It’s Just Easier to Ignore It (Right?!)….

So often people just put up with symptoms because it feels like it will take more energy to deal with them than they have to spare. Or they may not even realize how much of an impact the symptoms are having. By getting clear about what your health concerns actually are, and looking at precisely how reducing or eliminating them would substantively decrease your overwhelm, you can craft a plan to make those health-related changes that will have the biggest impact on your life. And if you employ a holistic perspective to get to the underlying issues—addressing causes in addition to symptoms—you may be able to stop both downstream impacts as well as preventing new health conditions from occurring down the pike.  (more…)

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Overcoming Overwhelm: Be Flexible and Be Willing to Let Go Video

Look, see how much fun I had?! Don’t worry, Ian’s not creepy, he’s awesome! I had a fun and fabulous time recording some videos to help celebrate the publication of Overcoming Overwhelm for my publisher, Sounds True. Instead of flying out to their studio in Colorado (that would have been a lot of fun, but also a lot of missed patient time), we agreed that...

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Adrenal Fatigue: Is it a thing?

About adrenal fatigue:  We have known for many years that the chronic production of adrenaline can lead to long-term problems including premature aging, attention issues, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. The chronic production of cortisol can cause immune dysregulation, weight gain—particularly around your belly, digestive symptoms, depression, headaches, and reproductive issues. Over time there is a risk that your body will lose the ability to respond...

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Overcoming Overwhelm: Book Birthday

🎂 I DID IT! I’m so excited to start the new year with the official launch of my new book Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out! My sincere thanks to everyone who pre-ordered and everyone who is going to order now that it’s officially ready to ship! (hint, hint). 😊 Want to read before you buy? Check out the sample chapter at the download...

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Overcoming Overwhelm: How to Identify your Core/True North Values: an Exercise

This exercise is a great start for understanding what is most important to you. Think values and ideals you would want to line up with your choices on a daily basis. If you’re trying to have less stress, if you want to be less overwhelmed, lining your choices up with your values is a big piece of making that happen. Of course here and there...

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Where can I buy good quality supplements? | Ask Dr. Samantha Video

After working in the supplement industry I can tell you one thing for sure. Finding good quality products is more difficult than you would ever imagine. More here! Find more about this topic using the search sidebar or topic menu!

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