Reducing Stress

It’s All About Balance

By Lianne Avila / January 12, 2015 /

“Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.” Stephanie MeyerWe’re all searching for balance, although this may sound simple, in our work hard culture. We hear about people burning out all the time, maybe, you feel burnt out. We can’t…

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Practice Gratitude During The Holidays

By Lianne Avila / December 15, 2014 /

It’s no joke; the antidote for depression is gratitude. Remember the small things and be grateful for them. The Holiday season isn’t just about receiving it’s also about giving. Studies show that people feel good when they volunteer for those that are less fortunate. I challenge you to pick one non-profit to volunteer for during…

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A Holiday Recipe For Holiday Stress

By Lianne Avila / December 1, 2014 /

Happy December, it’s that time of year, again. The Holiday’s can be a great time, but they can also be a stressful time. You may be traveling or having people over. And, the shopping, making sure you buy just the right gift for everyone on your list can be a bit overwhelming. It’s also a…

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Five Signs You Have Anxiety

By Lianne Avila / October 14, 2014 /

We all get nervous or anxious, now and then. But, what happens when the worrying doesn’t go away? Here are five signs that you may have an anxiety disorder of some type: Excessive worry. This is when the anxiety is so bad that it interferes with everyday life. It interferes with your work and relationships.…

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Don’t Let Your Emotions Control Your Life

By Lianne Avila / August 4, 2014 /

“Remaining optimistic will help me experience joy.” Is it time for a new outlook on life. Don’t worry; many of us have done it. We let our mood take over and let go of our rational side. It’s never too late to change. Just as negative behavior is contagious, so is positive behavior. Start by…

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Five Ways to Build a Positive Attitude

By Lianne Avila / May 26, 2014 /

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt Life is much more enjoyable when you have a positive attitude. Believe it or not, it’s actually not that difficult. When you stop beating yourself up with your internal dialogue it will change your outlook on your life. Here are five tips to…

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Let Love Grow

By Lianne Avila / April 7, 2014 /

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” William James We live in such a fast paced world. We are always in a rush. We are always looking for ways to make things faster and more effective. Speed is key in our society. As a result, this has taken…

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Give Up Stinkin’ Thinkin’ For Lent

By Lianne Avila / March 10, 2014 /

“You must manage yourself before you can lead someone else.” Zig Ziglar Yeah, daylight savings time is here, and if you can’t tell, I absolutely love it. Lent has also started. I’m sure you’ve thought about what you’re going to give up for Lent. Some people give up sugar, chocolate, wine, bread, etc. I could…

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Sharing Power and Accepting Influence in Your Relationship

By Lianne Avila / January 27, 2014 /

It’s not always about being right. In the Gottman’s research we have found that in order to gain influence you need to accept influence. This means trying new things that your partner suggests or trying things the way your partner does things, for a change. Relationships don’t need to be difficult or about power struggles.…

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Five Tips to Help You Through the Holiday Season

By Lianne Avila / December 2, 2013 /

It’s hard to believe that December is already here. The holiday season can be a wonderful season, but it can also be a crazy season. The media has really taken over. Stores open on Thanksgiving, sales everywhere and lines of people waiting to buy that one last gift. Sometimes, we are so busy taking care…

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