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7 Things to Get Rid Of That Will Instantly Ease Your Nerves


Modern life is full of “conveniences” that are supposed to make life easier, but often end up making life more stressful. If you want to lead a lower-stress life—and as a result be happier and healthier—you can start by discarding some of these stress-makers.


The constant ringing, texting and browsing the Internet can be stressful and result in frayed nerves. Recent research has shown that smartphones can increase stress. The irony? It’s not because they’re being used for business. Using smartphones for business is at least neutral from a stress standpoint, but when people use it for personal relationships, they become obsessed with checking and responding to emails and social media posts on Facebook and Twitter. The result is a constantly heightened sense of social anxiety.

Background Noises

Although some people may get relaxation from white noise generators and other types of background noise, other people may actually be stressed o...

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My name is Kathy and I counsel clients in a very unique and different way using the expressive

arts. Expressive art and body movement are a fun way to explore your life and change the

chemistry in our body. As a Therapist I have referenced and used various therapy techniques,

specializing in Art/Dance Therapy, Genograms, Family systems and Cognitive Behavioral

Therapy. I maintain a practice in Sonora California and virtually via skype in the U.S I have 20

years of experience working with a wide range of emotional, relational, and behavioral issues

providing services that span from therapy for depression and anxiety, grief counseling, relief

from PTSD and disturbing life experiences. I have worked with children age four through

eighteen and adults incorporating changes in their diets, sleep recommendations and education. I

have seen remarkable results in moods and behavior modifications that took place within the

child which was discovered as the child attended...

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Stagnation and Learning To Move On

For many the past is something that plays a major role in who we are today. Often times we find ourselves repeating the mistakes of our past, leaving us stuck. Yesterday is what was, tomorrow is where we see ourselves going and today is the day you implement the changes in order to grow. So ask yourself what stage of the process are you in? Once you can determine where you are in this process you can then begin to figure out where you are headed. We all get lost along the way, the key is to keep moving, so as not to become stagnate. The solution to "Stagnation" is learning to move on; which is influenced by the following three things that hold us back: grudges, broken hearts and the inability to have accountability. So the real question is how do you forgive? You simply follow the famous motto of NIKE and "JUST DO IT". Second, how do you heal a broken heart? The process of healing a broken heart takes patience, self-love and time AND is something not to be rushed through. And thir...

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Ask The Expert: Questions To Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach

Questions To Cali:

Question #1: “Cali do you find you make more money as a therapist or a recovery coach? I want to get into coaching, but I am afraid I won’t get clients.”~ John Tagert, New York

Answer: “John, Recovery Coaching is a super lucrative field and the clients actually enjoying coming to see you. In therapy, the clients dread coming. They get stuck in the negative and frankly don’t get very far in years. In Recovery Coaching, I am able to get further in 6 months using a forward action plan then clients have attained in years of therapy. Some therapists are excited by the idea of Recovery Coaching and getting cash pay clients, verses having to accept insurance and getting very little if at all.”

Question #2: “Have you had anyone tell you that it is a disgrace what you are doing and a therapist should not be a coach?”

Answer: “Yes and I find it comical. I have had a few therapists and uncertified interventionists send m...

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Are You a Therapist or Health Provider Stuck in Practice Rut?

Let's be honest, we therapists and health providers of all kinds are not above getting stuck in the same kinds of work ruts our clients get into. We start out with clarity and our best intention not to say yes to certain presenting problems or to take insurance that hardly pays or work longer hours to compensate.

After a while the "nos" give way to "yeses" and before too long we are in a practice rut! We enjoy aspects of private practice and some of our clients, but on average, we aren't doing what we went through graduate training to do. We've lost our passion and focus and now are dependent on the income.

I am a psychologist, published writer, meditation teacher and coach helping health practitioners and therapists who want to change their practice into one of their choice: One that gives them a meaningful sense of accomplishment, distinction among peers and highly effective service which is not at the expense of their own joy and long-held dreams for their career.

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES, ACCOUNTABILITY...SO SIMPLE, YET SO COMPLICATED, YET SO NECESSARY: Accountability is something that is so simple yet so complicated. When we hold ourselves accountable for our actions and “face the music” we find that we are growing leaps and bounds b/c we are finally able to be honest with ourselves. Ask yourself how often you take responsibility for your words and actions? How often do you find yourself regretting things you have said or done? How often do you want to snatch the words you just spoke out of thin air and wipe clean the memories of those that heard your ill spoken words? How often have you wanted to just disappear after behaving a particular way? If you can answer yes to at least one of these, then you know that there is work to be done. And owning up to your actions and words is the first step of accountability. The Journey of Self-Discovery is ongoing and never ending b/c we are forever evolving and discovering & re-discovering who ...

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When you have been hurt and it feels like you cannot go on, and find yourself questioning your ability to survive; you must bounce back and be stronger and better than ever. It is almost like learning how to fly with one wing, b/c once your heart has been broken, you often are never the same and there are times when you feel you will never be whole again. There are things in our lives that can leave us standing on shaky ground and feeling like we have no direction. It is at these times that we have to look within ourselves and re-discover who and what we really are and where we stand. Situations can make, break, mold, inspire determination, give way to change for the better or place you in a position to receive the blessings that are meant just for you. When going through we often cannot see the rainbow on the other side. We often hold onto the anger, pain and resentment caused by our current situation. We do not want to forgive, we do not want to continue on the path of the journey of ...

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Often times we lose sight of what is truly important in our lives. We forget that life is meant to be lived to it’s fullest potential, that we are to love at all cost and that we are to forgive for our own redemption. When we hold onto grudges we allow others to dictate the quality of our life, our self-worth and our love for others. We often forget that life is short and that each day we rise is a blessing. Many of us have experienced the loss of a loved one and felt the emptiness that their death caused in our lives. We often say, “If i had only”, “I should have”, “I could have been” or “I wish I would have” because of bitterness, anger or grudges that we held onto. So what do we make of all this? Do we hold onto bitterness and grudges at the expense of our own happiness? Do we forgive with conditions? Do we wait until we receive that fatal call? Do we allow the quality of our life to be less than what it is meant to be? Or do we ...

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Even when it seems impossible it is still possible, you are simply overwhelmed and need to replenish your spirit so that your mind and body can be feed.” We often feel overwhelmed in times of high stress, high activity and big changes. When overwhelmed we tend to re-act and not retreat. It is important to re-treat vs re-act b/c we need time alone to digest what it is we are experiencing in order to respond appropriately. We need time to re-group and re-evaluate what led us to this point. The impossible is always possible, we just have to trust and believe that we are capable of making it through and getting to the other side. So ask yourself, “Am I going through something that I see no possible way to get through it or overcome the obstacle that stands before me?” Your answer should always be “No”, because nothing is impossible to overcome or get through. We just need to be patient, be diligent, resilient and steadfast.

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“Getting the mind, body and spirit to operate in unison.” Often we find ourselves stuck, we wonder where we are, how we got there and how do we move on. We rack our brains trying to figure out the best way to become unstuck, all the while trying to maintain some semblance of a “normal” life. When faced with moments like these we must re-evaluate our actions and take out the necessary time to figure out where and who we want to be. Once you have re-evaluated the choices that led you to this current state of uneasiness, you must then begin to re-structure your life. Hard, yes. Doable, absolutely. Re-structuring encompasses letting go, re-building what is torn and creating new opportunities for growth. As you begin to navigate your way through this phase of your journey you will find yourself feeling anew. It is then that you will come to realize that your mind, body and spirit are now operating in unison.

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