2 Things to Relieve Stress INSTANTLY

2 Things to Relieve Stress INSTANTLY

Stress has become such a normalized part of our society.

The idea that stress is equal to having a highly successful life is not uncommon but did you know that stress actually speeds up aging by 9-17 years which means our health is declining WAYYY before it “should”.

It’s true that we may not be able to completely eliminate stress from our lives but what can we do to manage its impact on our lives?

Well, there are a few things.

First of all, breathe.

By breathe, I don’t mean hyperventilating. I’m talking about slow, deep breaths and I know that this is so counterintuitive because when we get stressed out, many people have the tendency to hold their breath.

Holding your breathe restricts your body from doing what it was designed to do, which is regulate itself and keep its cool.


When you breathe, your body is able to regulate more quickly and you're able to avoid, spinning out and making the situation worse.

My go-to breathing technique that I use ALLLL the time is in this handy dandy guide (
The De-stress Hack). Feel free to grab it if you’d like to give it a try. 


Second of all, slow down.


Again, counter-intuitive because stress tends to make us feel panicky and like things need to be done yesterday.

However, when you slow down and you stop hurrying, you are alleviating a whole bunch of unnecessary stress on your body, which means that you're producing less cortisol, and also avoiding a whole bunch of potential health issues from excessive cortisol production.

I talk more about this in the video below but if you’re someone that finds yourself stressed to the max frequently and you’re ready to calm down, there’s a 5 day reveal and heal challenge in my community on FB that you should check out! 


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3 Ways Stress is a TICKING Time Bomb in your Life


Stress. It’s just part of life, right?

The mainstream would have us believe that. It’s been so normalized that to think about living life in any other way seems silly.

We are taught that if we aren’t stressed then we aren’t successful or productive.

This cycle of chronic low level stress is the cause of so much hardship in our lives. There are many ways that this can play out.

Here are 3 ways:

1) Emotionally

When you’re dealing with a constant low level stress level, your emotions and mental health take a hit. They don’t have a chance to regulate and are getting thrown off on a regular basis, which means that they may have a harder time coming back to balance.

2) Physically

The rollercoaster action of your emotions and the high level of cortisol flowing through your veins means that your body doesn’t put priority on other functions in your body, like digestion.

3) Financially

All of the above compiled together translates to a harsh financial reality when it goes unacknowledged and unmanaged.

I talk more about this is the video linked below. Go ahead and check it out.



Now, I’d like to cast a vision for an alternative to a stressed out life. What if, we adopted another approach to living our lives?

What if we chose relaxed calm over stress?

What if rather than hurrying, we slowed down and took our time? How would that change your life?

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if we adopted that approach, we would actually find ourselves to be more productive, more focussed and more joyful. 


We would see so many benefits that it may even surprise us. Our bodies would move from a sick state to a healing state. We would live lives of a higher quality that we haven’t yet experienced.

Doesn’t that sound glorious?  

If you’re ready to ditch the stress and learn how to extinguish the fuse, there’s a 5 day Reveal and Heal challenge in the Becoming Authentically YOU: Healing the Body to Heal the Heart community on Facebook that you may find really valuable. 
Click here to check it out!

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HELP! A Cyclone hit my house!

HELP! A Cyclone hit my house!
“Woah! What happened here?!?” 

The thought rolling through your mind as you take a look around and notice the state your house is actually in. 

How could you have completely missed this for the last little while?!? It’s a mystery but you’re seeing it now and it’s embarrassing!  

It wasn’t always like this. Once, not that long ago, you were able to keep up with the chores and it was no big deal. 

Now, now it’s different. You’re tired. Actually the word exhausted is a better description. You’re awake when you use to be sleeping and sleeping when you use to be awake. Days blend into each other until one day, you woke up and looked around your house and it looks like someone else’s house. A little messy to say the least. 

Why? 

You’re sweet little babe arrived. In all of their sweetness, they demand every bit of energy and time you have. 

So, you find yourself a little behind on the dishes, the laundry and the other cleaning… and you aren’t okay with it. 

I get it! It’s hard to keep up with everything. It’s overwhelming! BUT it’s okay! 

life will find a new normal and everything will get done. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t be a little stressful getting there. I know I’ve found that process stressful.

There are a number of things I do to manage my stress. I’ve found some tricks thats really help make life with littles easier (I’ll share those later this week!) But when it really comes down to it, taking time to focus my thoughts helps most in the heat of the moment. 

If you’d like access to the routine I follow to help centre my thoughts, follow this link and enjoy :)  

We’re in this together, mama! Let’s help each other out!  

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Are you crazy... 2 under 2?!? Let’s be honest

Are you crazy... 2 under 2?!? Let’s be honest
2 babies under 2 years old. 

It won’t be that bad, I thought. Not at first anyways. Newborns sleep all the time. 

Yeah, I know... how naive of me! 

SOME newborns sleep all the time while others do not or only sleep when you’re holding them. 

Then there’s the toddler. The one who is so easy and pleasant 1 on 1 but is still too young to understand that mommy is exhausted and you need to share now. 

Babies cry. It’s what they do. It’s how they communicate. It’s not so bad when it’s one kid. Totally manageable. 

BUT both of them?!? AT THE SAME TIME?!? Holy heavens, please send help! 

The biggest problem I’ve encountered at this point is when they’re both hungry and want sleep... who do you feed first? It’s a catch 22. 

I’d be lying if I said there hasn’t been a handful of times when both kids are crying that I haven’t joined them. I totally have. 

There are a number of things I do to help manage the stress of being a mama bear to two baby bears. I’ll talk more about those things in future posts. 

But in the heat of the moment I take a second and I breathe. A nice big breath. There’s a whole routine I’ve perfected. 

I’ll share that with you, here
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It's for women who are done with excuses, hiding and procrastination and are on a mission for answers to feeling their best.

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