10 warning signs of stress burnout and 10 proven ways to get your life back together

A prolonged period of extreme stress can have severe detrimental effects on your health. Whilst stress can appear as a positive: driving you to achieve more, making you feel more alert and improving your memory, a scientific study by Dr Sharon Toker et al of Tel Aviv University suggests that stress burnout can be a greater heart attack risk than smoking! Here are 10 warning signs to help you...
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Seven simple ways to beat stress and gain confidence

Stress is an issue that affects all women at all stages of our lives. A certain level of stress is beneficial, it can help us keep focus and motivation. However, too much stress can lead to health problems, a breakdown of relationships, and perhaps most importantly it can be detrimental to personal well-being. People handle stress in different ways and whilst many women thrive under a pressured...
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Whip Worry into Shape and Make it Work for You

Worry is a feeling that manifests when we fear that something will go wrong. We rarely worry something will go right – when we worry we often fear the worst and feel no control over the outcome.  Worry can stem from factors we can clearly see, such as financial problems and bills left unpaid, but it can also occur purely from our own “made up” thoughts. Despite the difficult feeling that...
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5 Stress relieving techniques that have been used effectively for hundreds of years!

External factors that induce stress can be hard to avoid. Whether it is relationship dilemmas, unhappiness due to work, or financial hard times, stress usually follows in the wake of these problems. Stress has the remarkable ability to amplify your problems, which often makes you even more anxious and agitated. Times of hardship are not new, so how did people ever cope in the past? Some of the...
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Three Steps to a Heavenly and Less-Stressed You

Stress is a completely normal response to daunting demands or when you feel threatened by a series of events. When you feel an appropriate amount of stress, your body is able to protect you by making you alert, focused and more energetic. You may feel your heart and breath quicken, blood pressure rise and your body may tense up which is primarily a way for it to increase physical strength and...
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6 Tried and Tested Ways to Let Go of Shame and Move into Empowerment

It’s human to feel shame; a pit of despair which can lead to depression and self-loathing. Whatever the cause of shame, be it mental or physical illness, a pattern of bad decisions, someone else’s negative actions, or your own interpretation of your own actions, it is possible to move towards empowerment and let your shame go. Here are six tried and tested ways of vanquishing shame in order...
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