Topic: IBS and Emotions

Navigating New Beginnings for Better Health

Navigating New Beginnings for Better Health


Happy almost end of summer In the past the end of summer was very sad for me because it felt like an ending. This summer feels very different to me because it’s like a whole new beginning.

As many of you know, the last two years have been quite difficult for me. But they led to great things like a greater focus on health and wellness in my business and learning how to use my emotions in ways that can benefit my life in positive ways.

They’ve also led to great people and places, and experiences that [...]

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Why Connection Is Important For IBS Relief

Why Connection Is Important For IBS Relief

Like everyone else who saw the news on Monday afternoon, I was completely shocked at what happened at the Boston Marathon. I felt sadness for the families who lost loved ones. I also found myself feeling anxious and a bit scared. My husband was in New York City on September 11 and had to rush through the streets that were full of debris from the fallen buildings. We had friends who lost family members that day. At that time we also lived in the area of New Jersey in which the anthrax mail attack happened. I remember clearly being [...]

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IBS Relief: Are You Making Time or Excuses? Part 2

IBS Relief: Are You Making Time or Excuses? Part 2

In my last blog, I shared about how being in pain helped me in creating a flow in how I make time for the things that are important in my life. It meant eliminating many things that were holding me back and adding things that I never thought I would do.

 

I wanted to follow up by sharing with you some specific ways in which I was able to make the change from making excuses to making time.

 

At first, you may need to help from friends or family members who can help you in clearing out the clutter [...]

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Self-Care and IBS Relief

Self-Care and IBS Relief

We hear often in the self-help world how important self-care is. However, we don’t do it enough and it’s because we don’t know how. I think we have a perception that there’s a right way to do self-care.

 

I laughed inside when my client thanked me for not telling her to do yoga and pilates. That’s the funny thing about self-care; you don’t have to do anything. I notice a lot of people putting self-care into their routine as a forced thing. Then they feel tired out from it and forget the fun stuff.

 

The interesting thing is that self-care is [...]

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Releasing Resistance and IBS

Releasing Resistance and IBS

Resistance isn’t always bad, in fact it can teach us crucial things about what isn’t working for us. However, when it gets in the way of allowing us to accept and move forward, it needs to be released.

 

This came to me when I purposely avoided creating intentions and decided to let the first few weeks of January sink in and let the intentions form themselves. Then when the time was right I decided I was going to create my intention in the form of a word this year and that word is: release.

 

When it came to me it seemed [...]

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Creating Less IBS Stress and More Fa La La for the Holidays

Creating Less IBS Stress and More Fa La La for the Holidays

Do you find yourself trying really hard to be perfect during the holidays?

 

Are you pushing yourself to feel jolly to make it a great holiday for family and friends?

 

If you answered yes to either of those questions take a moment and see how your body really feels about creating the perfect holiday.

 

Grab pen and paper and spend some time with these questions:

 

Are your IBS symptoms more severe this time of the year?

 

Write down what you are thinking and doing when you notice your symptoms increase. Notice if there’s a pattern. Understanding your body’s response can help you change [...]

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Body Language, Superheroes, and IBS

Body Language, Superheroes, and IBS


I just watched the Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and assistant professor at Harvard University, video on body language.

 

She talked about body language and how it affects our entire lives.

 

It got me thinking about how body language affects our reaction to discomfort.

 

She discusses successful people having higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of cortisol. And how the way we posture our bodies can naturally produce these two things. So high-power poses can produce good hormones, which equals feeling confidence and success where as low power poses increases our cortisol levels, which is our stress hormone. So staying in a [...]

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Creating A Healthy Life With IBS

Creating A Healthy Life With IBS

How much time every day do you focus on your IBS?

 

Are you thinking about it all the time?

 

I know it’s hard not to, with your stomach acting all kinds of crazy and worrying if you’ll make it through the next meeting for class.

 

But what we focus on expands.

 

I know I’m not saying this is all in your mind and your creating yourself.

 

But I am saying placing your focus somewhere else can help you get through that next hour.

 

When you begin to worry about your symptoms move your thoughts to another place your body feels good: your pinky or even [...]

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How To Live Well With IBS

How To Live Well With IBS

I am well.

 

I heard this from Wayne Dwyer at 3 am on a night when I had turned on the TV because sleep just wasn’t happening.

 

Three simple words yet so powerful.

 

For people struggling with IBS the words “ I am well” don’t often cross your mind. But they should.

 

You see if you focus on “I am well” you take your attention off what is wrong with you.

 

Simple yet so hard.

 

Why?

 

Because were so used to seeing what’s wrong with our body and trying to fix it.

 

And no matter how hard we try we can’t control our body.

 

But we can control [...]

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The Secret to Feeling Good

The Secret to Feeling Good

 

 

It seems that everyone is looking to find something to make them feel good.

 

This came to mind when I heard how many people are reading 50 Shades of Gray. I’m not against people reading 50 Shades of Gray but it seems like people are looking for something make themselves feel good and take them away from what’s in front of them.

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