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A full seven to nine hours of sleep a night sounds great, but it can be pretty hard when your mind is restless with anxious thoughts. Tossing and turning all night can make you tired, moody and less productive. If you’ve found yourself dreading those sleepless nights, Selena Sifontes, a health educator at FIU’s Healthy Living
What are you actually in control of? These days, and possibly always, life just seems to happen to you.
Shelter dogs need to be walked. Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder need ways to reduce stress. A recent study suggests a way to accomplish both. The study, published in Anthrozoös in March, showed that some military veterans with PTSD symptoms who walked a dog from an animal shelter for 30 minutes four times a week significantly reduced
Lindsay Malloy, mom to a 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, found herself paralyzed, unable to focus on anything except the deluge of terrifying headlines on her smartphone. Her husband dubbed it “panic scrolling.” Sound familiar? But Zelechoski and Malloy are psychologists, and so they also responded in a way most parents couldn’t: Within days of
A Coaching Model Created by Keely Capel(Business Coach, PORTUGAL) A women is the full circle, with her is the power to create, nurture and transform ~ Diane Mariechild Both my niche and model have been inspired by my own life experiences. As a business owner and single mother, I see that there are a need
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The pandemic has created an unusually stressful environment for a large number of people. The World Health Organization has created an illustrated guide to managing stress, including audio exercises. Around the world, healthcare systems are facing unprecedented strain, with concerns that restricting access to mental health support will store up problems for the future. Whatever
A Coaching Power Tool Created by Keely Capel(Business Coach, PORTUGAL) Introduction In today’s modern world women’s roles have expanded exponentially. Once only caregivers and homemakers, women now often fulfill multiple roles, sometimes more than their male counterparts. Whilst still primarily the caregiver for children or elderly family members, in addition to managing a home they
A Coaching Model Created by Rachel McMahon(Business Coach, AUSTRALIA) Introduction My story As a marketing leader in the corporate sector for nearly 20 years, I have extensive experience in helping organizations grow. Whilst I loved many elements of my role, I decided it was time to pivot my career. I noticed that many small/medium organizations
Recent research has found that about 33 percent of people report feeling extreme stress, 77 percent of people experience stress that affects their physical health.73 percent of people have stress that impacts their mental health. Can people be addicted to stress? Unfortunately, it’s not just drugs that can cause our brain to feel scrambled. Research has now found that stress may even be as addictive as drugs. In addition to the hormones,cortisol,
Aura is an iPEC student attending our virtual coach training program. Read on to hear about her experience attending the first days of the program: Life and Leadership Potentials Training. She will be sharing her experiences during different points throughout the program as she progresses through it—stay tuned!
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala (WBMA) — Parents as we adjust to the change COVID-19 brings we continue our series on teen stress. Stress can often lead to depression and anxiety. ABC 3340 news spoke with counselors on what you can look out for and how to help. 13-year-old Victoria Rodgers enjoys sketching and drawing. It’s her way
To go to graduate school or not? That is a question you may face after several years on the workforce and looking for a boost in your career; or after several decades of work and looking for a major change. Given the time and expense of a graduate school education, it makes sense to weigh
Having a demanding job and little control over it is associated with an increased risk of premature death in men with cardiometabolic disease, according to a 14-year observational study of more than 100,000 people published in June 2018. However, the same cannot be said for women who are stressed at work, with no evidence to
A Coaching Model Created by Karen Yackel(Life Coach, CANADA) The Be R.E.A.L. coaching model has been put together by combining my years of experience as an educator, my own values and beliefs, and the REAL challenges of my clients. This model needed to Reflect who I am as a person and coach and what I
Fort Collins, CO — Physically demanding work may lead to poor memory and faster aging of the brain among older adults, results of a recent study led by researchers from Colorado State University show. The research team studied 99 adults between the ages of 60 and 79 who were cognitively healthy – clear of psychiatric
As if the effect of Covid-19 on the body isn’t bad enough, a flurry of new research is showing just how damaging the global crisis has been on the mental health of people around the world. But that’s not to say, psychologists, psychotherapists, and mental health practitioners aren’t getting better at treating it. In fact,
A Coaching Model Created by Anna-Karin B. Kruse(Inspirational Leadership and Life Coach, ITALY) A mighty flame follows a tiny spark. — Dante Alighieri(www.goodreads.com) Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. — Pablo Picasso (www.goodreads.com) Inspiration has been such an important and positive ingredient in my life to help me persevere and move on
Shreyas is an iPEC student attending our virtual coach training program. Read on to hear about his experience attending the first days of the program: Life and Leadership Potentials Training. He will be sharing his experiences during different points throughout the program as he progresses through it—stay tuned! Three certificates, 300+ hours of accredited training