“When we’re frazzled, our fight-or-flight response is on overload causing a host of problems,” says Dr. Sullivan. “We can use calm, quiet moments to tap into a different part of the nervous system that helps shut down our bodies’ physical response to stress.”
That means, being still and silent can help you:
"Breathing is a perfect example of such a tool, Huberman said and he's working with colleagues to understand how different breathing patterns affect feelings of stress and tranquility.
One breathing pattern they're studying is called "physiological sighs" -- pattern of breathing in which two inhales through the nose are followed by an extended exhale through the mouth.
Huberman explained how it works: "You have little sacks of air in the lungs, which increase the volume of air that you can bring in. Those sacks collapse over time, and as a result, oxygen levels start to go down and carbon dioxide levels go up in the bloodstream and body, and that a big part of the signaling of the stress response."
As you are gearing up for school to start in a few weeks or you are just ready for a reboot...use this guide to give you a jumpstart! #wellness #wellnessroutine
Here are two Wheel of Health models. These visuals are great tools when you are looking to make change but unsure where to start.
The first one is from Vanderbilt and the second from Duke. My certification is from Duke but this summer I’m working with medical students from Vanderbilt and will be using their wheel.
I really love *Daily Rhythm and Balance* on Vanderbilt's wheel. It made me think, what’s my daily rhythm? The goal of this section is an invitation to take a closer look at how you invest your time and to be intentional with the how and why's behind this. What is one small step you might take today to make your own daily rhythm help you be at your best?
I hope you spend a moment with these models today. I love a good visual and I bet I’m not the only one 😉 #healthcoaching #healthCARE #reachyourgoals #bestself #wellnesswednesday .
In the spirit of freshening up for the new year, I thought a new logo was in order...
When I think about what I do most in my work, it is to be with others as they find their way. Just as the lighthouse is a beacon of light, I can help shine the light when others are struggling to find it for themselves.
Sometimes it’s finding your way around professional choices or in relationships with others.
It might be finding your way through a crisis or how to better understand yourself so you can shed what no longer serves you.
We are made for connections and to do life with others. It is an honor to walk with another.
Here is to finding your way!
Looking to embrace mindfulness, recharging and quieting your inner critic? My latest article is for you!