Category Archives: Stress

Optimal Health 2018

What stops us from building healthy bodies?

Build Optimal Health in 2018!

Join me on February 19th to learn ways to build optimal health in 2018!  We can all do this and do it together, if we choose to!  Feel free to contact me, as well, for your own health assessment. Go to

What Has Changed?

Quality of Foods

  • More Man Made Foods
  • Less “Living” Foods
  • Produce Picked Early and Stored up to a Year
  • Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides
  • Soil Depletion

Our Choices

  • More snacks and sweets
  • Less fresh fruits and vegetables

Change in Exercise Habits

  • More TV, video games, and computer time
  • Less exercise

Influence of TV Ads

  • Drugs to solve every problem
  • Snackfoods with little or no value
  • We make choices from the ads we see

It doesn’t need to be that way!!

Build Optimal Health in 2018!

Join me on February 19th to learn ways to build optimal health in 2018!  We can all do this and do it together, if we choose to!  Feel free to contact me, as well, for your own health assessment. Go to

Not in the Portland, OR, area?  Soon this will be online!

You’re Invited to The Myth of “SuperMom”


The Myth of “SuperMom”


▪ Trying to be “SuperMom” and feeling exhausted and overwhelmed?

▪ Struggling with mommy guilt or feeling not 
good enough as a mom?

▪ Feeding you and your family too much 
fast food?

▪ Concerned about your kids getting sick 
too often?

Joan Lubar, The Sassy Sage, nutrition advisor and author of “Rock and Roll at any Age”, and Dr. Raquel Muller, therapist, mentor and coach to working moms, bring you this information-packed workshop where you will:

▪ DISCOVER: Simple changes to be more present and effective as a parent

▪ LEARN: Strategies to deal with daily stress and boost your energy

▪ FIND OUT: Ways to build a healthy and active family


The Myth of “SuperMom”




Surviving Holiday Stress

We all want to enjoy our friends and families over the holidays, right? Yet how many of us stress out trying to get everything done from decorating to present buying while still maintaining our businesses or jobs at an acceptable level?

If you have expectations of a perfect, picturesque holiday then you are bound to be disappointed. The major cause of this stress is unrealistic expectations. As the holidays approach, we set expectations of how it should be.

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Stress Tips   

*  Turn off the news!  – When you stop watching and listening, see how much calmer you are – do you have to know about the latest accident or complaint?

*  Learn deep breathing, as in yoga – it slows down your heart rate and calms you. Think, “I am …. peace” as you breathe in and out deeply.    

Stay away from sugar – Amazing how something so yummy can be so bad for you! It lowers your immune system, makes you feel bloated and even depressed, opens you to allergy responses more readily, and is inflammatory!  This is NOT impossible, just do it in between parties and get togethers.

Choose more fresh fruits and vegetables – Choose what you eat wisely whenever possible, especially when you have no party plans.    

Find an exercise you love – Find one you love and do it as often as possible. A great idea is to listen to Christmas or other music and dance to it. You will feel great!!

*  Add food based supplements, especially ones that help you get back in balance and calm your nerves. I use Shaklee B-complex and Stress Relief Complex plus Osteomatrix, a calcium combination to soothe me. B-complex is especially good to stop a hangover!!

* Find new adventures and activities to do with friends and family that are not expensive or free – board games, volunteering, joining friends for a pot luck brunch, helping others decorate or cook

* Make your workspace and workplace more fun to be in – decorate, encourage group lunches, say “Hi” and “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” more often, especially to those you don’t know.

While these are just a few tips, there are many more to not only make the holidays more fun, but also to prevent weight gain and boost your spirit.

Let me make this easier for you! If you like what you read here and are in the Portland area and want me to “de-stress” your office or you, please contact me.

Food and Drink Tip Don’t want that awful hangover in the morning after a holiday party?  Take B-Complex (Shaklee’s works fast and is balanced and whole food based) before bed (if you can remember to..) and in the morning.  Helps you feel better fast!

Day 4 – Which Do You Choose?

Day 4
I have been at a conference so I got behind.  I’ll be catching up this week!
Which is the best choice here?

Your friend just betrayed you big time! What’s the heart healthiest way to manage your anger?
A. Tell her off___
B. Run it off____
C. Walk it off___
D. Find consolation in Ben and Jerry’s___

Answer: C Taking a walk calms the fight or flight response, as do cool down activities like stretching and deep breathing. Intense physical activity, on the other hand, can push your heart into the danger zone. “Anger triggers an adrenaline response that reduces blood flow to the arteries,” says Donna Arnett, PhD, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. “Strenuous exercise in this state is incredibly taxing on the heart.”  An Australian study found that the risk of a heart attack was more than eight times higher when patients had been very angry in two hours before the onset of symptoms, while another recent study showed that the risk tripled in those who experienced anger and heavy exertion in the hour before.