NOW THIS—STRESS SYMPTOM SERIES

This is a series of posts to teach you how to apply the Make Peace with Stress process to symptoms of chronic stress you might be struggling with. This process transforms every challenge into a catalyst for growth an easy way to remember it is the acronym N.O.W.

 

  • N for NOTICE. Self study is noticing your experience.
  • O for OPEN. Surrender opens you to life’s lessons.
  • W for WELCOME. Intentions welcome what you want.
NOW this—Worry

NOW this—Worry

NOTICE. At its core, worry is fear. If you feel worried most of the time, it's likely you're rejecting or dishonoring your fear. Paying attention to what you're feeling so that you can get the message fear is trying to send you is absolutely necessary to move beyond...

NOW this—Feeling Stuck

NOW this—Feeling Stuck

NOTICE. Feeling stuck stems from believing your experiences are out of your control. It can feel that way because patterns of thinking, feeling and acting do get stronger and more automatic the more they are repeated. And when you get swept up in your patterns,...

NOW this—Disorganization

NOW this—Disorganization

NOTICE. The primary root cause of disorganization is indecisiveness and it's often not just mental decisions but emotional ones. Whether it's nostalgia or attachment, scarcity mindset, or avoidance of facing issues, when we associate an inner experience with an...

NOW this—Depression

NOW this—Depression

NOTICE. From the perspective of yoga therapy, the simplest way to describe depression is predominant downward energy. This is a quality as well as a direction and includes heaviness, inertia, dullness, and ignorance (meaning not known, not a judgment). Excess downward...

NOW this—Shame

NOW this—Shame

NOTICE. Brené Brown defines shame as the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection. This feeling may be...

NOW this—Burnout

NOW this—Burnout

NOTICE. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands, and you begin to lose interest and motivation. Eventually,...

NOW this—Frustration

NOW this—Frustration

NOTICE. The definition of frustration is the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of an inability to change or achieve something. It’s an emotional experience of resistance when something doesn’t go the way you think it should go and directly points...

NOW this—Tension

NOW this—Tension

NOTICE. Frequent muscle tension, tension headaches, and just feeling tense are all indications that you are not taking time to relax. If you’re struggling with tension, you probably know that. Or you try to relax, but struggle with that too. Because the body and mind...

NOW this—Procrastination

NOW this—Procrastination

NOTICE. Knowing why you’re putting off doing a difficult task, or anything for that matter, is the key to dealing with procrastination. First, know it’s not a character flaw, it’s an emotional issue‚ it’s some form of either fear (What if I fail?), faulty thinking...

NOW this—Insomnia

NOW this—Insomnia

NOTICE. According to WebMD.com, a primary cause of insomnia is stress. And it makes perfect sense when you consider the stress response and the relaxation response are opposites in the autonomic nervous system. It’s one or the other—you can’t relax when you’re...

NOW this—Anxiety

NOW this—Anxiety

NOTICE. Feeling anxious is typically experienced in your body, mind, and emotionally. It’s a loop that can be self-perpetuating. For example, your heart might pound, and if your first thought is, Oh no! then you begin to get panicked that something is wrong, which...

PODCAST INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW—BE YOUR BEST SELF PODCAST

Join Jamie and this week’s guest, Stephannie Weikert, as they share personal stories of overcoming stress-related health issues as well as how yoga therapy can help you heal from stress too!    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON APPLE PODCASTS

INTERVIEW—BOLD AND BRAVE PODCAST

Stephannie Weikert is a Certified Yoga Therapist who helps smart, capable men and women manage stress with some of the most fundamental, yet little-known principles of yoga. She’s been teaching therapeutic yoga for stress in studios, hospitals, businesses, and with...

INTERVIEW—LIVE. LOVE. ENGAGE.

I first became familiar with yoga several years ago as an exercise practice, something I used to do during a class at my local YMCA. And according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, yoga is a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation...

INTERVIEW—SOULFILLED SISTERHOOD

Guest Stephannie Weikert, a certified yoga therapist, shares five signs women are experiencing chronic stress in their life. Listen to her tips in shifting your mindset, caring for your body, and being your best advocate in making peace with stress in your life. You...

INTERVIEW—MOMS WHO KNOW

Noticing our own struggles and resistance is important because those are the moments that give us the opportunity to shift and change. See the stressful moments as gifts and use that as a teacher. In this episode, Stephannie teaches us why and how stress can help and...

INTERVIEW—Best of Both Worlds

In this episode perfect for the current times, yoga therapist Stephannie Weikert joins Laura and Sarah to talk about dealing with stress. She is a yoga therapist who provides online yoga therapy for "smart, stressed-out men and women" - which may be widely applicable...

INTERVIEW—Woman Worriers Podcast

When you get stressed, you might reach for a cigarette or a glass of wine or a cupcake. When you’re worried, you might bite your nails, pick at your cuticles, or pull at your hair. We often turn to behaviors to soothe ourselves, often creating unwanted habits in the...
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