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Darth Vader’s dirty little secrets not-so-secret about stress – Day 4

Posted By Carine Dieude, Biostress Imagery LLC, Saturday, April 4, 2015

April is Stress Awareness Month, and IT IS TIME for you to DEAL WITH your stress. Have you been seduced by the dark side of its force, pushing and pushing your way through deadlines and demands? Learn to recognize the prices you are paying for it and how to positively cope with stress, helping yourself live better. 

Throughout April, I will share a daily dirty little secret about stress and a tip to banish it. 

Day 4: 

When dealing with stress, the body frequently craves precisely the foods that will exacerbate the condition most. While we often use food as a way to cope with a range of emotions, too often when faced with stressful scenarios, we're reaching for high-calorie and fat-laden disasters. They may temporary lead to higher levels of feel-good brain chemical serotonin and, at least temporarily, make us think we're beating the blues.

But searching for solace at the bottom of a pint of Ben & Jerry's, can, for obvious reasons, lead to weight gain, which is likely to only cause more stress. 

Tip of the day: 

Before you turn to your typical comfort foods (ref Stress reducing food), check out these natural stress-reducing healthy pick: 

1. Tea: green tea contains an amino acid called theanine, which has been linked to reducing anxiety and promoting sleep. 

2. Dark Chocolate: contains antioxidants called flavonoids, known for their relaxing properties. 

3. Fatty Fish: Salmon, tuna and other fish rich in omega 3s have been shown to ease a stressed mind. 

4. Oatmeal: carbs naturally boost your mood by kick-starting serotonin production in the brain. 

5. Leafy Greens: contain Magnesium, a mineral crucial to your body running smoothly, helps muscles relax and also calms the nerves. 

6. Citrus Fruits: vitamin C helped people bounce back more easily from a stressful situation.

 

May the Force be with you! 

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Author: Carine Dieudé, C.Ht., 2014 Top 30 CureJoy Health Experts, Biostress Imagery LLC

 

PS: If you’ve missed the previous segments, click on the links below 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

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Tags:  health  professional development  small business  stress  stress management 

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Darth Vader’s dirty little secrets not-so-secret about stress – Day 2

Posted By Carine Dieude, Biostress Imagery LLC, Thursday, April 2, 2015

April is Stress Awareness Month, and IT IS TIME for you to DEAL WITH your stress. Have you been seduced by the dark side of its force, pushing and pushing your way through deadlines and demands? Learn to recognize the prices you are paying for it and how to positively cope with stress, helping yourself live better.

Throughout April, I will share a daily dirty little secret about stress and a tip to banish it.

Day 2:

On Day 1 we learned how your brain responds to perceived danger i.e. stress and the changes it induces in your body to prepare you for fight or flight.  If you missed it, you can read it here. So the brain does it thing, imprisoning you in the restraining cape of anxiety, and rapidly plunging you to the dark side. But what happened to your rational thinking? Why can’t your critical mind differentiate between the battle of Endor threatening your survival (the real stuff) and the projects deadline?

Here is the dirty little secret: stress is created when there is a gap between the demand you perceived is made upon you and your ability to meet this demand. Your conscious and subconscious self-doubt and limiting beliefs are the ones actually dictating your automatic response.

Tip of the day:

Whenever you catch yourself stuck into a stress pattern, fight back Anakin Skywalker style using this tapping technique: the karate chop.

Tapping is a technique using the subtle energy channels of the body called the meridian by tapping onto parts of the body. The karate chop point is located on the soft fleshy part of the non-dominant hand, between the base of the pinky finger and the wrist (on the Small Intestine Meridian)It releases psychological reversal (feeling stuck or frozen), inability to let go, resistance to change, sorrow, feeling vulnerable, worry, obsession, compulsive behavior. It allows you to let go and move forward by connecting to the present moment.

 

May the Force be with you!

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Author: Carine Dieudé, C.Ht., Biostress Imagery LLC

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Study shows the Affordable Care Act Small Business Exchanges offer Cheaper Health Coverage

Posted By Arizona Small Business Association, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

According to the study by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, health plans available to small businesses on the law’s new health marketplaces cost 7 percent less than comparable plans offered elsewhere.

Tags:  ACA  health  marketplace  plans  small business 

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EEOC Lawsuit Over Employer Wellness Program

Posted By Arizona Small Business Association, Wednesday, September 24, 2014

 

The EEOC has filed it's first lawsuit challenging an employer’s wellness program alleging that the program is a violation of the American’s with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).Clark Hill attorney Kristi Gauthier says these involuntary assessments are probably common and that the EEOC was waiting for a case like this.

Tags:  health  Health & Wellness  lawsuit  programs 

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What you need to do to keep your business ACA compliant

Posted By Arizona Small Business Association, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 

Businesses can easily run afoul of ACA compliance regulations if they aren't careful. Benefits By Design President Kristine Kassel discusses some things businesses need to be aware if even if they don't offer health insurance to employees.


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How Sprouts Increased Profits 141%

Posted By Arizona Small Business Association, Wednesday, August 13, 2014


This week's Arizona Business News Update covers how Sprouts Farmers Market (Nasdaq: SFM) saw its net income jump more than 140 percent on a healthy bump in sales. The Phoenix-based grocery chain, which went public a year ago, reported net profit of $30.2 million, up from $12.5 million the previous year. That equates to an approximately 141 percent increase! 

Sprouts CEO, Doug Sanders also addresses bloggers on Sprouts' commitment to value and education.

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Tags:  ASBA news  Growth  HAWP  Health  Healthy Arizona Worksites Program  Healthy AZ  Healthy eating  Increase  Profit  Revenue  Sprouts Farmers Market 

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