Five things that fuel feeling overwhelmed. 

By Nicole Urdang | August 25, 2022
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Almost everyone feels overwhelmed sometimes. All it takes is a few extra stresses on top of our normal responsibilities and it’s easy to get tense, reactive, and overwhelmed. Since we can’t control all the variables in our life, the best thing we can do is not fuel the flames when we feel burdened, emotionally raw, […]

Cultivate Curiosity for Clarity, Calm & Perspective.

By Nicole Urdang | January 11, 2021
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  One inescapable truth is things will not always go your way. Your landlord suddenly raises the rent, you lose your job, your body acts out with a strange new symptom, your child’s teacher asks for a meeting, the roof leaks, the car dies, you get the idea. No one singled you out for extra […]

Six second technique to stop bruxism: grinding or clenching your teeth.

By Nicole Urdang | October 8, 2020
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This is based on the book: The 6 Second Quieting Reflex by Dr. Charles Stroebel. It’s a super easy way to re-train your jaw so it automatically relaxes rather than tensing. The hard part is doing it constantly throughout your day until you have successfully changed your unconscious pattern. It also works marvelously for any […]

Frazzled & Overwhelmed: Post Divorce, or Any Other Time

By Nicole Urdang | October 23, 2009
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During major life changes it is easy to feel raw, brittle, and overwhelmed by all the details that need your attention.  Some people become numb when faced with a tsunami of decisions and tasks, and some amp up their activity. It’s not so much how you manifest your inner frenzy, but what you can do […]

Stress Busters

By Nicole Urdang | January 4, 2009
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  Apparently, my tea drinking grandmother was right: tea really is relaxing.  British researchers found regular consumption of tea normalized levels of stress hormones, and lowered blood pressure and heart rate. While I don’t need a study’s stamp of approval to tell me what I already intuitively know, it doesn’t hurt when science corroborates inner wisdom. […]

Seeing Beautiful Art Can Quickly Lower Your Pain

By Nicole Urdang | October 11, 2008
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Immerse yourself in art.  Visit a gallery or museum and allow the depth and grace of great works to pierce through your pain.  Let them remind you of all that is real and beautiful, shocking and intense, poignant and amusing.  After all, artists process experiences, expressing them in new ways that reach your heart, mind, […]