How to Manage Stress and Stay Healthy During Divorce
Learning to manage stress will up-leveled your divorce and your life.
Stress and wellness are not to be taken lightly. It’s important to recognize that we are nothing without our health and wellbeing. It is impossible to plan for, survive and thrive after divorce if you are unable to manage stress.
Paulette uses the wisdom of western medicine and the esoteric realm and seamlessly weaves them together into one cohesive transformational lifestyle.
Paulette is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher trainer who had been a yoga practitioner since she was a young adult when after years and years of abusing her body as a ballet dancer she knew she needed to find healing and peace.
It wasn’t until 1994 after her first son was born that she learned how to create and witness the intimate mind-body connection what helped her separate her fears from her physical body and accepted responsibility for all the damage not knowing how to manage stress had done on not only her physical body but her inability to cope with anxiety and depression.
A deep study of Ayurveda, yoga, Macrobiotics, mind-body medicine, Chiropractic, Yoga Birth Method, Pilates, Reiki and switching to functional integrative medicine healed her head, neck, TMJ, back, knee and hip injuries from years of dance and ignoring her emotions.
Paulette envisions a future shift from traditional healthcare to more alternative integrated therapies as insurance starts to realize the importance of preventive medicine in order to stave off the cost of surgeries and drugs.
First, you need to discriminate and eliminate anything that’s not in your highest good. That sounds impossible when you are going through a difficult time…right?
Well…yes and NO.
Here are the step to making stress:
- Notice your breath. Inhale fully and deeply for a count of 5 and exhale completely for a count of 5. Do this 6 times for a full 60 second cycle. This will stimulate your Vagas Nerve that will signal your parasympathetic nervous system to sooth and calm your mind, slow down your heart rate and release endorphins.
- Witness your thoughts but do not attach yourself to your thoughts. You are not your thoughts. You are that which experiences your mind thinking. This may be a challenge at first but over time you will learn the power of witness consciousness.
- Being to notice where you are accessing your decision making from. Are you decisions coming from your 5 senses (I want candy), your memory (last year I went to Paris so I want to eat French food) your ego (I am a women therefore I just act like a lady) or the part of your mind that is able to discriminate and discern and make wise decisions based of a strong connection to you unique understanding of yourself and what you need and want and not that of what you believe others want from or for you.
- And lastly be aware of what it is that is harming you. What is it that you need to discriminate and eliminate? Can you identify and release those attachments?
Stress reduction begins with awareness. Staying healthy is not linear. It is a process of continually and repeatedly acting in ways that are in alignment with your well being and moving you forward towards the outcome you deserve and desire.