Topic: IBS and Lifestyle

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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IBS Relief: Are You Making Time or Excuses?

IBS Relief: Are You Making Time or Excuses?

Not having the time is the number one excuse we all use when we aren’t getting the results we want. I won’t argue with the fact that our lives are jammed packed with activity. For many of my clients it’s work, kids, house chores, and bed. If you are suffering from physical pain or IBS, that adds a whole new level of stress into your daily routine. Regardless of what you may be dealing with in your life, the difference between my clients who get what they want and the ones who don’t is time management. You can’t delete [...]

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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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IBS Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Five Ways to Create a Healthy and Happy Holiday

IBS Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Five Ways to Create a Healthy and Happy Holiday

 

It’s not easy having IBS during Thanksgiving. Besides the fact that you are inundated with tons of different foods you are also eating in different social situations and although we love our families sometimes being with our families can be stressful. These two things combined make a bad combination for people suffering with IBS and can turn the “holiday” into a “hellday”. However, it doesn’t have to be that way,  there are things you can do to enjoy this plentiful time.
If your goal is to experience a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day here are the top five things I do [...]

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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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Understanding Your IBS Pain

Understanding Your IBS Pain

When I first became a coach I worked with people who were stressed about their career. When I coach people who are dealing with a lot of stress I ask them to go into their bodies and notice where they feel stress or tension. I typically get one of two responses; either “can’t find anything”or they find aches and pains that they never knew were there. They often want to run back into their minds and discuss all of their life stresses.

 

I simply told them for one week try stopping once a day and notice what you are thinking [...]

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Are You Struggling With IBS?

Are You Struggling With IBS?

I’ve been there too. I spent many years living with IBS and I know how it can impact all parts of your life from career to relationships. I also know how the stress around IBS symptoms can rule your life. It’s understandable… it’s hard to try new things when you are fearful about having a flare-up. But you don’t have to limit your life, there is something you can do about it.

 

In my free e-book, “IBS Manifesto: Creating Less Stress and More Freedom While Living With IBS “, I discuss 5 tools to help you start living a more [...]

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