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Calm Your Mind and Boost Your Mood with 3 Easy Food Swaps

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It’s easy to understand why so many people are struggling—mentally and physically—after more than a year with limitations on our normal lifestyles. With so much ongoing uncertainty, a lot of people have resorted to less-than-healthy habits in an effort to soothe their angst. Unfortunately, these typically bad choices have added up in ways that can…

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Easy Tips to Get Your Stress in Check

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As I look around, it feels like stressors are everywhere these days. During the past 12-months (and counting) we’ve had to make major changes to the way we live our lives. In turn, this has led to increased anxiety and uncertainty about what the future holds for us. Thinking back to March 2020, I can…

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Rewiring the Effects of Emotional Trauma on the Brain

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I was so thrilled when Dr. David Perlmutter, the notable neurologist and bestselling author (and one of my mentors!), joined me for a Relentless Courage interview. Even before we had gotten to know one another, I had been following his impressive work because I was eager to learn as much as possible about how different things,…

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5 Ways to Help Manage Toxic Thoughts

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When you’re emotionally stuck in a bad place, it can be hard to even imagine loving yourself. Depression, darkness, and despair often feel like a hole you can’t climb out of. Many years ago, my depression was so awful, I wanted my life to be over and occasionally imagined a semi-truck taking me out on the highway…

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5 Steps for Making Peace with Food and Yourself

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“I hate my life,” she said. “I know it would be different if I could be skinny, younger, and more beautiful.”           “What do you hate about your body?” Byron Katie asked in a serene voice.          “It’s too fat, too old, and it sags. If I could be younger and have a hard body, my life…

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The Foods You’re Eating That are Making You Feel Worse!

About 8 months into the pandemic, I was invited for an interview with Mareya Ibrahim (a.k.a. The Fit Foodie) as part of TheFitExpo Live Experience. The focus of our conversation was about the role the food-mood connection plays into the struggles a lot of people are having right now.  She and I really understand how food choices…

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Healing Your Own Trauma Can Help Others

I was so honored when Dean Stott, who founded one of the largest anxiety support forums in the world, invited me to join him on his show. DLC (Dean’s Life Coaching) Anxiety Support is a virtual community designed to help people manage anxiety, panic, and stress. This was right up my alley! Many of Dean’s followers also suffered…

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6 Easy Tips for Calming Nerves and Boosting Mood

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If you’re dealing with stress, worries, or the winter blues right now, you’ve got a lot of company. The pressure to deal with everything that’s going on during this pandemic isn’t likely to ease up soon enough. Though the coming months are likely to be challenging, I believe you’re strong and will get through them!…

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3 Ways to Manage Fearful Thinking: Tips from Experts, Part 2

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During the Relentless Courage Life Event on December 12th, the five experts who joined us provided some great strategies and techniques for managing fearful and negative thoughts. This was particularly helpful for anyone with a history of trauma, depression, anxiety, or grief who may be easily triggered by this crazy time we are in.  As a follow-up…

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3 Ways to Manage Fearful Thinking: Tips from Experts, Part 1

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On Saturday December 12, my husband, Dr. Daniel Amen, and I hosted the online Relentless Courage Live Event. We were joined by five experts who spoke about the adverse impacts the pandemic has had, particularly on people who have a history of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and other mental health challenges. Each of our guests graciously shared…

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