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+ Are stress and sleep related?

[ Posted on 03.16.2018 ]

I remember when I was a kid and well into my 30s, I slept like a hibernating bear.  Twelve hours was nothing to me. At least on the weekends. During the work week, I’d get by on half of that and pretty much always felt sleep deprived. But when I slept, I slept well. I’m not sure at what point my sleep patterns changed, but now I could never sleep that much. I typically log in 7-8 hours, but very rarely is it straight-through sleep. That’s fine as long as I go back to sleep and most often I do. But then there are those nights when I just can’t seem to drop off again for a long time. Apparently, I’m not alone. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 8 out of 10 adults experience some type of sleep difficulty, either trouble falling or staying asleep and…

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+ Holidays bringing up painful memories? Here’s what to do.

[ Posted on 12.06.2016 ]

I love the holidays, especially Christmastime.  Whether I am alone or with family, I love the hustle and bustle of the season. The singing. The gift giving. The love. I’m not so crazy about the unrelenting merchandising that pops out earlier and earlier each year but I’ve gotten very good at tuning it out. I know that isn’t true for many others. I often hear people say, “I hate Christmas.” Or “This is the worst time of the year for me.” The reason is often because they are remembering some event that happened during the holidays. That was the time my husband died. Or a fire destroyed our home. Or I lost a child. If you have someone like this in your life, what can you do to help them through this time of year (or any time of year)? What can you do to help yourself? One. Deal with…

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+ What are you holding on to when you hold on to anger?

[ Posted on 05.17.2016 ]

Time heals all wounds, or so it is said. Think about a time when you grieved every day over the loss of a loved one. Think about something that made you so angry you couldn’t stop thinking about it. What about that embarrassing moment so long ago that you thought you would never get over? Do you still feel the same way today? Chances are as with so many things, with time, things change, memories fade and we move on. Unless we don’t. You’re fine until the anniversary of the death of a loved one. You’re at peace until someone reminds you about that thing that made you so angry. You find yourself sharing in the embarrassment of others a little too empathically. If time truly heals all wounds, why are we still suffering? With time, new experiences and the relevancy of the event to daily life, we do move…

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+ Stress is a choice, not a reality

[ Posted on 04.29.2013 ]

Stress is a choice not a reality. If you’ve been believing that stress is just a state of mind, pay attention to what Dr. Steinbaum (author, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book) is saying. Here is another reason to eradicate stress from your life. It doesn’t just feel bad emotionally. It has a disastrous effect on your body. If you want a stress-free life, hear what you are saying to yourself and learn to identify and question heart-breaking beliefs. To your health and happiness, Wendy Dolber, Option Method Master Teacher Click here to see Dr. Steinbaum on the Dr. Oz show. 

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+ What do The Option Method and The Alexander Technique have in common?

[ Posted on 01.21.2013 ]

Several months ago, I decided to try The Alexander Technique to help me let go of muscle stiffness in my back.  Several years ago I had a spinal tumor sitting inside my spinal column almost completely crushing my spinal cord.  Looking back, it’s hard to believe that I was able to live a normal life with such a condition, let alone work in a high-powered job, travel, write a book and complete a 500-hour yoga teacher training program.  My Option Method practice allowed me to work through any fear I had and cultivate an attitude of openness to help and healing.   Luckily, after much pain and loss of mobility, I limped my way (dragging one foot behind me) to an amazing neurosurgeon, who was able to remove the tumor, which was nested within a nerve root (ouch!). Through physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, essential oils, yoga and time, I have been…

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