Less stress in the new year with tips from Women's Leadership Speaker and Wellness expertEliz Greene

Pause, Delete & Celebrate: Happy New Year

Thoughts on turning the page to a new year

Holidays such as Rosh Hashanah are an invitation to examine whether we are leading happy and successful lives.

Less stress in the new year with tips from Women's Leadership Speaker and Wellness expertEliz GreeneAs I work through our study on job stress, one of the interesting issues is how we define happiness and success.  Too often we equate our busy, on-the-go lifestyles with being successful when busy-ness gets in the way of doing the things which make us feel content and satisfied.

Days like today are perfect reminders to Pause, Delete, & Celebrate in order to refocus on true success.

Pause:

Turn off the phone, step away from the computer, and take time to reflect on a few important questions:

  • What are the three most important things (or people) in my life?
  • What brought joy to my life this year?
  • What pulled my attention and energy away from important and joyful things?
  • What did I do for my health and spirit this year?

Delete:

Of those things that pulled your attention and energy away, which can you eliminate or delegate? How can you insulate yourself from those things you can’t eliminate?

Celebrate:

It is easy to let the good things slide by unnoticed.  Today, take time to thank those who brought joy to your life, celebrate what you have done for yourself, and reach out to those most important.

Wishing you low stress and great success in the New Year!

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health are used by thousands of busy women all over the world. She is a great fit as a Women’s Leadership Speaker and Women’s Wellness Speaker.  Find out more at www.ElizGreene.com

4 healthy reasons to drink coffee

Happy Coffee Day: 4 Healthy Reasons To Drink UP

Is Coffee Good For Your Health?

Contrary to worries in the past, recent studies conclude up to 5 cups of coffee per day can benefit your health!

That coffee break may be better for your health than you know.  Here are 4 Healthy Reasons to Drink UP:

  • Simply standing up and walking to grab a cup of joe combats the impact of long periods of sitting
  • An adrenaline reaction which enhances physical performance and mental agility
  • Increased fluid intake which supports critical functions of the liver, colon, and kidneys
  • Lower risk of Type II Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Depression, Some Cancers, Stroke, and Heart Disease4 healthy reasons to drink coffee

Of course, some people, especially those with abnormal heart rhythms such as Atrial Fibrillation, should avoid caffeine. However, for most people drinking 5 cups of coffee, 300 – 500 mg of caffeine per day can be beneficial.

So…

Happy Coffee Day — Drink UP!

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health are used by thousands of busy women all over the world. She is a great fit as a Women’s Leadership Speaker and Women’s Wellness Speaker.  Find out more at www.ElizGreene.com

 

Heart Attack And Pain Interview

Eliz Greene shares insight coping with heart attack and surgery pain

In this interview with Dr. Paul Christo, Eliz discusses taking even subtle discomfort seriously and how to deal with heart pain after a hearth attack and surgery.

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One of the strategies for dealing with chronic heart related pain  shared was to find ways to distract yourself.

“Getting outside of my head, and often outside of the house, were necessary as I healed from surgery.”

However, we shouldn’t distract ourselves from the clues our bodies send to let us know when something is very wrong.

Here are 7 tips to tell if it is heartburn or a heart attack causing your pain from Eliz’s Women’s Wellness Blog

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health are used by thousands of busy women all over the world. She is a great fit as a Women’s Leadership Speaker and Women’s Wellness Speaker.  Find out more at www.ElizGreene.com

 

How Stress Is Like Wine

Some Stress Is Good, Too Much Is A Problem

Stress is often used like a dirty word, or something to be avoided at all cost. The truth is that stress is part of what makes life enjoyable.  We all need a little excitement to keep things interesting.  We often need some pressure to become motivated to complete the task at hand.

Stress isn’t all bad.

In fact, even things we consider happy occasions cause stress:

  • Graduations
  • Weddings
  • Birthday
  • Having a baby
  • Buying a new house

Stress is like wine in that in the proper amount, it can make life more enjoyable. However, like wine, moderation is key.

Our bodies are built to react to stressful situations by releasing a hormone called cortisol.  That hormone quickens the heart, sharpens senses, and prepares the body for action.  We are also built to let that hormone out of our bodies once the stressful situation passes.  This ebb and flow is important.  Which is why stress is like wine, you should have it…

  • Not too much
  • Not too often

Treat Stress like wine

Unfortunately, the research we are conducting on job stress indicates nearly 70% of people are acutely stressed on a daily basis — too much AND too often!

How stressed are you on a daily basis?

Are you taking time to move, sleep, laugh, and relax to allow your body to recover from stress?

Please help us on the next phase of our job search research by participating in a brief survey.

As a thank you for participating you can find some tips to recover from stress here.

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health are used by thousands of busy women all over the world. She is a great fit as a Women’s Leadership Speaker and Women’s Wellness Speaker.  Find out more at www.ElizGreene.com

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5 Ways to Recover from Stress

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Your body needs help to get rid of the hormones produced by stress. Use these simple strategies to reduce stress:

  • Walk Outside
  • Watch Something Funny
  • Take A Nap
  • Phone A Friend
  • Sing Along!

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health are used by thousands of busy women all over the world. She is a great fit as a Women’s Leadership Speaker and Women’s Wellness Speaker.  Find out more at www.ElizGreene.com