Let’s face it. We’re all stressed out. To-do lists, parking tickets, internet outages, traffic, long lines at the check out counter, unmanageable deadlines, streams of emails bombarding your inbox (and streams of texts lining your text messages as well as trying to communicate with everyone commenting on your social media channels and answering their direct messages)…WHOAH baby.
Let’s talk about Stress in 2018 (and soon to be 2019). It’s a wild ride navigating our lives these days because stress pops up in just about every aspect of our lives…more than our parents and grandparents ever experienced. Here’s how to navigate the most stressful areas of your life on a daily basis.
As always, we’re addressing the physical, emotional and energetic levels of the body because, YES—YOU GUESSED IT, that is the only way you can truly heal + feel better by addressing all three levels consistently and simultaneously.
Click on the PLAY button below to listen to Amie talk about How to Navigate Stress
The TOOLS You Need to Navigate Stress
Some of the main points I address in the above audio segment are outlined below, however, we suggest listening to the FULL audio clip for all the details. The below is a basic outline for you to skim through- the real ‘meat’ of the tools is in the audio clip above.
When it comes to stress, we need tools and techniques to navigate through the fog of stress that we are in the midst of. Every client that walks into my office is STRESSED OUT. She’s overworked, under-nourished, overtired, fatigued, not sleeping, the list goes on and on and on. Through my work, my goal has always been to create a way of helping you heal and align with your deeper core to unfold who they really are on a deeper level.
Circadian Rhythm, which I talk about here. Putting yourself on a schedule.
Removing inflammatory foods such as canola oil, table salt, peanuts and my Toxic 13 listed in my book, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body.
Sleeping at least 7-9 hours per night. Read why here.
No blue lights before bed or throughout the day. More info on this here.
Lavender essential oil to put on your wrists at night before bed and inhale with 3 deep breaths (see below for the organic brand I use).
Try to get a few sessions of lymphatic drainage/massage or use a lymph brush (my favorite lymph brush is below). I address how to use a body brush to detox your lymphatic fluid here.
Heal your gut. Your hormones are SO closely related to your GUT! Focusing on the health of your gut, where over 70% of your immune system lives, can help profoundly with anxiety and stress because you have a TON of hormones in your gut and it’s connected to your fight/flight response. Read why our Heal Your Gut program will help you here.
Candida. Candid can get kicked up in your gut from stress. I talk about what this is and how long it took for me to get rid of it in the audio clip above. Read why our Candida program can help you get a jumpstart here.
Dim your lights, add a beeswax candle or an electric candle (see below for the brand I love) so the blue lights and fluorescent lights aren’t affecting your hormones all day long!
Take breaks during the day. Get up and move that excess cortisol so it doesn’t circulate throughout your body over and over again causing chronic health issues.
Epsom salt bath. I address how to make an Epsom salt bath to help detoxify toxins from your skin here.
Castor oil pack. I address how to make a castor oil pack to help detoxify your liver here.
Add in pleasure to balance your hormones. Anything that brings you pleasure; I give a great example in the audio segment above.
Engage in energy work such as acupuncture. I go into greater detail about energy work in the above audio segment.
Balance your hormones as I address here.
Eat more warm, cooked foods such as leafy greens in this recipe.
Lay off the booze to save your liver. Your liver is the storage house for toxins; treat it WELL! Another reason you’ll need my 30 Day Reset pronto.