The Living Optimally Blog

Staying Socially Connected while Social Distancing

Did you know that a lack of social connection creates a greater health risk than smoking, obesity, or high blood pressure? Now, with all that is going on in the world right now that does not mean that we should ignore social distancing to maintain connection. Instead, we need to adapt and find new ways to connect with people while we are socially distancing.

Social Distancing Tips: Create a “Calming Corner” at Home

While we're practicing social distancing and social isolation it is especially important to reflect personally in order to keep our brains and central nervous systems in balance.  A Calming Corner can be created anywhere in your home, for everyone in the home. It is a place where you feel comfortable, and it is a space that is quiet and private where you will not be interrupted. 

6 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

There is no 'quick fix' or 'one thing' you can do to boost your immune system and stay healthy. The body is complex and there are a number of key practices we can do to reduce inflammation and the release of cortisol, which are linked to a healthy immune system. By doing these practices, you can fight off invading viruses, bacteria, and other forms of disease.

By |2020-03-27T21:48:46+00:00March 16th, 2020|Social Distancing Tips|0 Comments

What is Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH)?

What’s holding you back from living optimally? If you are someone who feels frustrated or stuck, or perhaps you feel like you’re constantly stressed or anxious, or you are someone who struggles to follow through on goals you've committed to, you are not alone. There is good news though, you can absolutely overcome this with Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy!

How to Deal with Grief – 11 Self Care Techniques You Can Try Today

When you are experiencing grief, it’s incredibly important to practice both physical and emotional self care to naturally progress through the different stages of grief. In this article I break down 11 self care techniques that you can incorporate into your life today.

By |2020-01-14T16:26:09+00:00January 14th, 2020|Counseling, Grief|0 Comments

Common Myths and Questions about Grief

Grief comes in many forms, and is a natural response to any type of loss. We grieve many things, sometimes on a daily basis! Grief is often misunderstood and it’s unfortunately not discussed as often as it should. In this article I break down a number of myths and common questions I get asked around grief and the grieving process.

By |2020-01-14T00:53:28+00:00January 14th, 2020|Counseling, Grief|0 Comments