• Liz Kent

11/1/17

It's National Stress Awareness Day, a day to identify and reduce the stressors in your life. Stress: We all have it. We all try our best to manage it, but why is this so hard? Check out my 4 B's of stress management! 1. BASICS-exercise, sleep, healthy eating, drinking water. We all know this is crucial to managing stress, but implementing new routines is HARD! Start with small manageable/attainable goals that are actually motivating. Don't lose sight of the big picture-no one loses 50 lbs overnight. Small incremental changes create overall progress! 2. BALANCE-Find way to invest in something you love and purposefully schedule downtown. Figure out what works for you right now, which may look different during a different phase of life. Make sure you leave space in your schedule to balance work, family, and "me time". 3. BLOG (aka Track Stressors)- Okay, the "B" is a stretch here, but the point is that assessing our triggers for stress can help us get a handle on it by developing proactive strategies to address stress before it gets worse. Identify how you felt, what you did, and the end result and look for patterns. 4. BOUNDARIES-Learn not to over-schedule or over-commit. It is okay to SAY NO sometimes! Trusting your gut, learning from past decisions, and learning to tolerate other's reactions can make setting good boundaries so much easier. We can't do it all and we can't please everyone. Think quality versus quantity here and lose the guilt.

With the holidays upon us, we are entering one of the most stressful seasons of the year. Incorporating a few small steps to manage stress can go a long way!


  • Liz Kent

10/15/17

Many of you are aware that today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Even if you haven't experienced a loss yourself, you probably know someone who has.

Miscarriages alone occur in about 30% of all pregnancies. This isn't something people talk about very openly and according to a 2015 study (http://time.com/3849280/pregnancy-miscarriage/) many women feel isolated and guilty after their loss.

Whatever phase of mom-hood you are in, it can be a tough journey. If you are struggling with loss, there is support out there! https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-pregnancy-and-infant-loss-remembrance-day-october-15/


  • Liz Kent

10/1/17

Did you know that research shows there are actually changes in woman's brains that increase anxiety when they become mothers?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/what-happens-to-a-womans-_n…

Science is beginning to study how brain activity increases in regions that control empathy and social interaction, but also anxiety. "Mom worry" is a real thing and it's hard to control our constantly-racing minds to keep track of everything we need to do to take care of our kids. Whether you are a stay at home mom or the breadwinner in your family, being a mom can be TOUGH!

Moms juggle so many roles, but with support, I do believe it's possible to develop sills that can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your role.



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