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Burnout and How to Get Your Spark Back

Burnout and How to Get Your Spark Back

Burnout happens when you’ve been stressed out for too long. It’s like someone stole the fire that used to light up your life. When you’re experiencing burnout you feel exhausted, unmotivated, discouraged and fed up. You remember what it was like to have a twinkle in...

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Inner Peace: The Secret is Hidden Under Your Expectations

Inner Peace: The Secret is Hidden Under Your Expectations

The secret to inner peace is hidden under your expectations. I started my clinic practice the same year I had my first baby, and had big expectations for both. If you asked me how I thought it was going to go, I would have smiled broadly and told you in full...

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How to Release Trauma Trapped in Your Body

How to Release Trauma Trapped in Your Body

How to Release Trauma Trapped in Your Body Every body carries trauma, and no, that's not a typo. Because trauma is any unprocessed thought or emotion that gets stuck in your nervous system. And whether it's a big, extremely stressful event or a small one, trauma...

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9 Spiritual Teachers Who Changed My Life

9 Spiritual Teachers Who Changed My Life

9 Spiritual Teachers Who Changed My Life I have a lot to be grateful for, and amongst the things that I am most grateful for are the spiritual teachers who have changed my life. As I write this, I’m sitting on the sofa next to my almost 5-year-old son, listening to...

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How to Release Emotional Tension with Qigong

How to Release Emotional Tension with Qigong

Emotional tension is always felt in the body. When you're in a stressful situation the fight-or-flight mode of your sympathetic nervous system kicks in. This raises your heart rate and shuttles all the blood out of your organs and into your muscles so your body has...

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The Hidden Message in Negative Emotions

The Hidden Message in Negative Emotions

There is a hidden message in your negative emotions. And once you understand this hidden message, your negative emotions will transform all on their own. Nothing will ever feel overwhelming or unbearable again. You will never be angry again. You will never be anxious...

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Spring Wellness Guidelines to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Spring Wellness Guidelines to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Spring wellness is all about staying balanced. This article gives you simple spring wellness guidelines to reduce stress and anxiety so you can thrive as the weather gets warmer. Times of transition are unsettling. Transition by definition means things are shifting...

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Let Go of Negative Thoughts with These 3 Questions

Let Go of Negative Thoughts with These 3 Questions

One of the best ways to let go of negative thoughts is to question them. This article will show you how. You have thousands, maybe millions of negative thoughts every day. Most of these negative thoughts are subconscious, meaning you don’t even realize you’re having...

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How to Relax if Breathing Makes You Anxious

How to Relax if Breathing Makes You Anxious

Breathing is the first thing experts recommend to help you relax, but what are you supposed to do if breathing makes you anxious? This article explains how breathing helps most people calm down, why breathing makes some people more anxious, and what to do if breathing...

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3 Quick Ways to Calm Anxiety

3 Quick Ways to Calm Anxiety

If you want to calm anxiety fast, you've got to reset your nervous system. when you're feeling anxious, you feel stressed, so your sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is running the show. A healthy stress response is as short and sweet as a mini cupcake. You're supposed...

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You Need Two Types of Rest To Heal Anxiety

You Need Two Types of Rest To Heal Anxiety

There are a bazillion and a half things you can do to heal anxiety. Mindset practices, movement, nutrition, vagus nerve activation, meditation, letting 20 labradoodle puppies climb on you. The list is long, and you could spend a year learning to design your lifestyle...

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5 Steps to Turn a Bad Day Around

5 Steps to Turn a Bad Day Around

It was going to be a really bad day, but I managed to turn it around. Here's how. I'm writing this at 5 a.m. Not because I'm super disciplined. Not because I'm so excited about my work that I wake up early to do it (I am super excited about my work, but self-care like...

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What is Inner Alchemy?

What is Inner Alchemy?

What images come to mind when you think of alchemy? If you're like most people, you're probably thinking of an antiquated pseudoscience where a bunch of old dudes with long white beards are experimenting with potions. It’s true that alchemy is the precursor to modern...

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These 5 Foods Can Help You Reduce Stress and Anxiety

These 5 Foods Can Help You Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Did you know that the food you eat can help to reduce stress and anxiety? It's true. These are stressful times. And for many people stress can become overwhelming, leading to anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, and more. But what most people don’t realize is that...

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The Quickest Way to Transform Negative Energy

The Quickest Way to Transform Negative Energy

Negative energy can feel overwhelming. Life is stressful, and if we don't know how to transform negative emotions, negative energy can take over and leave us feeling anxious, frustrated, angry, moody, and stuck. Negative energy has a huge impact on our physical bodies...

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The 7 Best Stress-Management Strategies

The 7 Best Stress-Management Strategies

If you want to reduce stress and anxiety, you're going to need to tackle stress-management holistically. Short bursts of stress aren't actually bad. In fact, they can be really helpful. The stress hormone cortisol, for example, is essential for the proper function of...

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The 11 Best Herbs for Anxiety

The 11 Best Herbs for Anxiety

Herbs for anxiety are powerful. While 1 in 6 people take a psychiatric drug according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, herbs for anxiety can be just as effective. They’re natural, which appeals to a lot of people. Plus, herbs for anxiety usually...

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How to Stop Negative Thoughts

How to Stop Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts are, by definition, a huge bummer. They literally dictate how you feel. And what’s worse is that most of the time you don’t have any control over them. There you are, all happy-go-lucky, minding your own beeswax, and BAM! In prances a negative...

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5 Ways to Boost Your Mood by Healing Your Gut

5 Ways to Boost Your Mood by Healing Your Gut

5 Ways to Boost Your Mood by Healing Your Gut Pop Quiz: Where do stress and anxiety start? Would you believe it if I told you the answer is in your gut?! It’s true. One of the best ways to boost your mood is by healing your gut. If you want to reduce stress, calm...

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8 Hidden Causes of Anxiety

8 Hidden Causes of Anxiety

8 Hidden Causes of Anxiety You might think it’s all in your head. But there are at least 8 hidden causes of anxiety that you want to consider if you're feeling anxious. And they have just as much to do with your body and spirit as they do with your thoughts. Because...

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Rewire Your Brain for Happiness in 4 Simple Steps

Rewire Your Brain for Happiness in 4 Simple Steps

Rewire your brain for happiness? It sounds like the plot of a cheesy sci-fi movie where humans turn to robots and you aren’t quite sure if the mad-scientist protagonist is really good or evil. But whether you know it or not, you’re already rewiring your brain every...

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5 Ways to Get Over Insomnia Naturally

5 Ways to Get Over Insomnia Naturally

Insomnia is a real P.I.T.A., as my father likes to say (Pain In The…eh-hem…Donkey). Maybe you can’t fall asleep as quickly as you’d like. Or you sleep restlessly, waking up a gajillion and two times without ever enjoying a sweet deep slumber. You might also have...

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Calm Anxiety with These 5 Natural Evidence-Based Strategies

Calm Anxiety with These 5 Natural Evidence-Based Strategies

There are lots of scientifically proven natural ways to calm anxiety. You don't have to reach for pills to calm anxiety. Instead, try the 5 natural strategies in this article. They'll a have a bigger positive impact on your overall health and well-being than any pill...

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The 4 Supplements You Should Take  Every Day

The 4 Supplements You Should Take Every Day

The supplement market is huge. And it can be really tough to figure out which supplement will help you, and which will just be a waste of your money. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get all of the nourishment you need from your food and lifestyle instead of needing...

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The Healthiest Flavors to Eat in Summer

The Healthiest Flavors to Eat in Summer

The healthiest foods to eat in summer are different than what you eat in the other seasons. That’s because in summer you want to eat foods that counteract the summer heat. This is important. Because summer heat has a bigger impact on your physical and...

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How to Stop Stress Eating

How to Stop Stress Eating

Can’t stop stress eating? You’re not alone. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard patients tell me that they’re doing everything right on their diet, but then stress hits and they can’t stop themselves from eating all the carbs. And bacon. And chocolate. And...

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3 Kinds of Sugar Cravings (and How to Get Rid of Them)

3 Kinds of Sugar Cravings (and How to Get Rid of Them)

When you’re trying to eat healthy, sugar cravings can seem like the one thing that’s holding you back from reaching your goals. You might fill your plate with nutrient-dense food all day long, but then a sugar craving hits and BAM! You’re elbows deep in a...

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How to be More Confident in 6 Simple Steps

How to be More Confident in 6 Simple Steps

How to be More Confident in 6 Simple Steps Feeling more confident is important when you’re a mother who wants to get a lot done. Henry Ford famously said “Whether you think you can or you can’t- you’re right.” Your mindset really CAN mean the difference between...

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The 3 Nutrient-Boosting Hacks You Should Know About

The 3 Nutrient-Boosting Hacks You Should Know About

These nutrient-boosting hacks are a great way to get more bang out of every bite. If you're goal is to be healthy, you want to get the most nutrients you can out of your food. But just because you're eating all of the nutrients doesn't mean your body is absorbing...

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Katerina Baratta, LAc, MSOM Katerina Baratta, LAc, MSOM, is a Mind-Body-Spirit health practitioner dedicated to helping you heal the roots of stress & anxiety.

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