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Approachable Mindfulness

Stressed out? Worried? Anxious?  With all that is going on in our world right now, it is no surprise that stress and anxiety are on the rise. But did you know that all that stress can greatly weaken your immune system and reduce your ability to fight off infections? Research

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Stress Affects Sleep

How Stress Affects Sleep

“Why is my sleep so interrupted lately?” Many once sound sleepers are now having trouble getting to and staying asleep.  When we are stressed out, our bodies produce more of our stress hormone cortisol.  In essence, cortisol is released from our adrenal glands when our sympathetic nervous system is in

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Diminishing Stress With Breath Work

Just breathe. It sounds so rudimentary and simple, doesn’t it?   Most of us are unaware that as we go about our days, we are holding our breath and shallow breathing.  The more stress we encounter, the more we subconsciously do this. These actions actually send a “stress” signal to our

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