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Lusciousness! Loving these alchemical contributions from gifted bloggers while gathering my favorite posts from the web.

If you’ve been in my office, you know this is a topic dear to my heart.  A Love Letter to Tea by Caroline Mellor of Tales from the Seed :

“(Tea) is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. Listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening… become more silent, more alert.” ~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.

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How I Stopped Hyperventilating and Started Breathing with Grace

How To Calm Anxiety

I know, I know. You’ve heard a gazillion times that we need to focus on what Yoga and meditation. Woman silhouette.we want. The principle of attraction, what we focus on will come about, and like attracts like…yada yada.

Makes all the sense in the world when we’re in a reasonably calm place.  For me, the trick is to learn how to do this once I’ve already started hyperventilating!

Just in case I’m not the only one who needs this info, here’s the story of how an anxiety attack on the way to the dentist taught me to calm the **** down and do better next time.

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Top Stress Management Tips: Part One

Stress Management Tips

Do you find that you are spending far more energy attending to other people’s needs than to your own? 

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Perhaps you need effective strategies that will allow you to access extra reserves of patience while navigating trying times.  Personally, I woke up recently and realized I had been neglecting my own self-care for too long.  Stress was taking a toll on my mind and body.  Once I got over my embarrassment about not walking my talk, I decided to gather my favorite self-help tips for practicing excellent self-care.  Far from being selfish, healthy patterns of self-care allow us to be stronger, more effective and response-able in all areas of our lives.  If you’re ready to feel better, I know you’ll appreciate my top stress management tips designed to empower your life:

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Unexpected Blessings with Lauren Hale

Postpartum Mood Disorder Survivor

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Lauren Hale is a self-described “Survivor of Motherhood.” So far, she’s conquered Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder twice, Ante-partum Depression once, earned a NICU badge, and awakens daily thankful for the challenges that await her. Even if they include peanut butter covered children! Any time not spent cleaning peanut butter is devoted to providing peer support to families struggling with Postpartum Mood Disorders.

Join in as we explore Lauren’s journey. Discover what helped through her darkest times, and what her favorite resources are for YOU.


More about Lauren Hale

Author and Founder of the blog My Postpartum Voice and survivor of Postpartum Mood Disorder.

Postpartum Mood Disorders: Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Ante-partum depression, NICU Mom, Cleft Palates, breastfeeding, exclusively pumping, Speech Delay, Special Needs Kids, Peer Support, Resources, Sleep, kids, motherhood, parenting, marriage, addiction recovery, LIFE after Perinatal Mood Disorders.

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How To Make Your Life Work

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Are you ready to find some enjoyable, practical ways on how to make your life work?

Ways to lose weight, become fit, stress-less, enrich your relationships, improve your emotional outlook, strengthen your spirituality and unleash your best self?

Then join Debi Silber, “The Mojo Coach” of TheMojoCoach.com and Christy Harvey, the Mommy Muse, as they discuss Debi’s strategies for inspiring unfit and overwhelmed moms to “get their mojo back” through gradual lifestyle change.

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How to Make More Milk for Your Baby

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Concerned about making enough milk for your baby?

Wondering how to make more milk?

Two lactation experts are here to help!

Separate fact from fiction with two leading experts who have been there themselves and are officially recommended by La Leche League International. Authors of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk will share the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes milk, and how babies contribute to your milk production.

Tune in for stress reducing suggestions for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk. Join Diana West and Lisa Marasco along with Christy Harvey, the Mommy Muse, to empower your life with information you need to know now.

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The Elusive Antidote to Helping Baby Sleep Through The Night

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Do you suffer through sleepless nights, and then during the day listen to heartless advice to let your baby “cry it out?”

Join Christy Harvey and her well-rested guest, Elizabeth Pantley, in helping baby sleep through the night. Discover how to help your baby fall asleep peacefully – and stay asleep all night long! They will talk about Elizabeth’s book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep through the Night.

Christy, an emotional health therapist also known as the Mommy Muse, knows first-hand that having adequate sleep can make all the difference in how a mom functions. Elizabeth, an educator and mother of four, is eager to offer tear-free sleep solutions to fit your personal parenting style.

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Gifted Therapists from The Postpartum Stress Center Answer Your Questions

Are you ready to learn the truth about postpartum depression and the baby blues?

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Do you want to discover practical information to help you make informed choices?

Wherever you are in your prenatal or postpartum journey, tune in as Trish McGarrigle and Kate DeStefano-Torres of The Postpartum Stress Center (www.postpartumstress.com) join me the Mommy Muse, to empower your life with information you need to know now.

The Postpartum Stress Center was established to provide a better understanding and comprehensive clinical intervention for any woman who suffers from the range of prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Their objective is to provide support and treatment for the pregnant or postpartum woman and her family as well as guidance for her treating physician or therapist.  They are committed to providing excellent clinical care to both our clients and professionals who seek our expertise.

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Workable Solutions to the Mommy Madness with Dr. Ann Dunnewold

What makes a good mother, anyway?

ann-dunnewold-book-194x300Are you often plagued with guilt and worry?

Wish you could opt out of the “Perfect Parent Olympics” and connect, rather than compete, with other moms?

Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box!

Join Ann Dunnewold, Ph.D. (www.anndunnewold.com) and me, the Mommy Muse as we answer your questions and discuss Ann’s book, Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box! Ann is a licensed psychologist with 25 years’ experience helping women deal with life issues, and has authored a number of books and publications. The mother of two nearly-grown daughters, she offers a truly practical perspective that might be just what you need to hear.

Time to drop the stress and enjoy raising responsible, resilient children!