Knock Out Holiday Stress Tip # 3 – Mindfulness

Between stimulus and response there’s a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response, in our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  -Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor There are presents to wrap.  Holiday cards to mail.  And for the life of you, you can’t remember why you thought it’d be a goodContinue reading “Knock Out Holiday Stress Tip # 3 – Mindfulness”

Knock Out Holiday Stress Tip #2 – Creativity

If you’ve been following the Knock-Out Stress Blog Series so far, you know that meditation is a great form of stress relief.   Although one of the best forms of stress relief, it’s also one of the least popular options because it’s difficult for people in our fast-paced society to let their minds “be still” longContinue reading “Knock Out Holiday Stress Tip #2 – Creativity”

Knock Out Holiday Stress Tip #1 – Exercise!

Whether it’s the slight chill in the air, the holiday decorations, or the hustle and bustle of everyone hurrying to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones, there’s no denying that the holiday season is upon us.  And what does that mean?  Joy, of course.  But also increased stress. A study performed by theContinue reading “Knock Out Holiday Stress Tip #1 – Exercise!”

Knock Out Stress Tip – 5 Minute Techniques

As a therapist, I’m often told by clients that they don’t have time to try any of my stress reduction tips.    I always challenge them by asking them if they have 5 minutes free in their day.  Maybe it’s when they’re in line at the grocery store, or stuck at a red light.  In almostContinue reading “Knock Out Stress Tip – 5 Minute Techniques”

Knock Out Stress Tip – Let’s Cook!

“Chocolate cream pie! You know what I love about cooking? I love that after a day when NOTHING is sure and when I say nothing, I mean NOTHING, you can come home and absolutely know that if you add egg yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. That’s such a comfort.”Continue reading “Knock Out Stress Tip – Let’s Cook!”