Reducing Stress

5 Tips For Reducing Stress In A Relationship

By Lianne Avila | May 18, 2017

Are you tired of feeling stressed out? Do you feel you are working a second shift when you get home? Many people go into a relationship, thinking it will make them happy and reduce stress. Many couples find out, this is not the case. At first it is bliss. Your partner can’t do anything wrong. But, after a while things change. You begin to see your partner as a real human being, flaws and all. This may start to make you feel unloved and stressed out. Here are 5 tips for reducing stress in a relationship: Build a culture of…

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The 3 Reasons Reducing Stress With Laughter Is The Best Medicine

By Lianne Avila | May 4, 2017

Remember when you were a child, laughing came so easily. The average child laughs 300 to 500 times a day. While, the average adult laughs 15 times a day. What happened there? As a child you couldn’t wait to be an adult. Now, you are and life may seem a little stale. When children laugh, they usually have a good belly laugh. Even when adults laugh, they aren’t always using their stomach muscles. Now, ask yourself when was the last time you had a good belly laugh? One where you just couldn’t stop laughing. Laughing just makes you feel good.…

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5 Tips For Parents For Reducing Stress During The Summer

By Lianne Avila | April 29, 2017

Summer is almost here. This means the kids will be out of school. They will be home and they will want you to find something for them to do. You have work, a husband and a house to take care of. What are you going to do with your kids? Summer is supposed to be a happy time, a playful time. The sun is shining, the grass is green and it’s time to play. It’s time to slow down. So, why are so many people stressed out during the summer? In our fast paced society, a lot of people don’t…

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10 Ways To Bring Happiness Into Your Life

By Lianne Avila | April 24, 2017

Everybody wants to be happy. That is why you spend so much time at work trying to get ahead and make more money. You are told if you do more, you will get more. In reality, that is not always the case. I have found many people that work a lot and that are trying to get ahead, aren’t happy. What happens is that they feel, it’s never enough. This makes them unhappy and angry. It can also lead to burnout. I’ve also noticed that when people are having fun, they seem to find happiness. I’ve even heard them say,…

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6 Ways To Stop Overthinking

By Lianne Avila | March 27, 2017

We’ve all been guilty of it. Whether you’re beating yourself up about what happened yesterday, or constantly worrying about tomorrow. It’s easy to do. You keep running the same old thought process through your head. ‘I’m not smart enough, I’m not fit enough, I don’t have enough friends or money.’ As long as you think this way you will feel stressed out and anxious. A little worrying is alright and even natural. For example, feeling anxious before a big exam or a date with someone you really like. What I’m trying to say, is you don’t want your overthinking to…

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7 Tips To Help You Let Go Of Stress

By Lianne Avila | March 4, 2017

Are you tired of feeling stressed out? It seems like there is always something, especially living in the Bay Area. It starts with getting the kids ready in the morning, and then traffic on the freeway. Next thing you know, you are at work. The day is filled with meeting, reports, phone calls, etc. Before you know it the day is over. Where did the time go? Then, you are left feeling like time is passing you by and that you are missing out. If you feel this way, you aren’t alone. More and more people are reporting an increase…

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Tired Of Feeling Stressed Out At Work? Then, Read This Article.

By Lianne Avila | January 19, 2017

It happens to all of us. The phone won’t stop ringing, people keep asking you the same question, or your boss hasn’t noticed the extra work you have done. It feels like it will never end. You’re ready to scream. More and more people are reporting, that they feel stressed out at work.  According to a survey from The American Psychological Association, more than one-third of American workers experience chronic work stress. This is costing American corporations billions of dollars a year in lost work hours and medical bills. Not to mention, what the cost is to your quality of life,…

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10 Simple Ways To Reduce Stress

By Lianne Avila | January 17, 2017

We’ve all heard about and have experienced stress. We live in a fast paced society. Everything must be done now. This is not realistic and can cause unnecessary stress in our lives. It’s important to slow down and experience “being in the moment.” We are always worried about the future. We really can’t predict the future, so why try? Not only are we always trying to predict the future, we predict the most horrible things will happen. If you are going to spend a lot of time trying to predict the future, then at least have a happy ending. You…

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10 Tips To Take Care Of Your Mind

By Lianne Avila | January 5, 2017

As a therapist, I hear it all the time. ‘I just can’t do this, or I’m just not good enough, etc.’ It’s easy to put yourself down. We all have an inner dialogue, it’s natural. Unfortunately, many people use it to beat themselves up. This can really bring you down. It’s true, we are what we think. Your thoughts will affect how you feel. Here are ten tips to help conquer your inner dragon: Learn to relax. This is a great way to make your inner dragon go away. Take a yoga class or a meditation class. You can also listen…

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You Can Take The Day Off, & Everyone Will Live

By Lianne Avila | December 8, 2016

‘I’d really like to take time off, but I feel guilty.” ‘I just can’t get motivated or stay focused.” ‘Life has been overwhelming.” Have you ever said any of those things? If the answer is yes, then you need to read this article. “We try to convince ourselves that feeling overwhelmed and stressed out and not having time to take a day off is normal — but it’s not normal,” says Dr. Adam Perlman, executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine. “It’s just your reality at the moment.” Unfortunately, we live in a workaholic culture. We must always be doing something…

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