Archive for the ‘General Wellness’ Category

Grief is Tough on the Body: If you Notice Troubling Signs, Seek Medical Attention: STAT

Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:42 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Several years ago, when I was writing an article about heart disease in women, each of the women I interviewed pleaded with me at the end of our conversation. “If you ever notice symptoms like these, please don’t wait like I did,” they begged. “Get it checked out.”
After promising to do as they [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Grief, Job Loss, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Serious illness

Dealing with job loss or death of a loved one? Maybe it’s time to get out and try something new

Monday, September 27, 2010 9:32 6 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Lately, I’ve been hankering to try something new. To experiment. To explore. To get out more. This all makes perfect sense since I haven’t had much time or energy to play in the past year, a year that began with the slow decline and death of my father-in-law last August and ended with [...]

This was posted under category: Career Transition, Death and dying, General Wellness, Job Loss, Loss of Loved One, Personal Growth Tags: , ,

The Healing Power of the Natural World

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 13:11 6 Comments

By Ellen Brown
The natural world has always been a sanctuary for me, particularly in tough times: a sacred place to let go and recharge.
Perhaps the renowned writer and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, put it best when she said, “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrain of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Inspiration, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One

When Dealing with Life Transitions Like Job Loss It’s Important To Practice Extreme Self Care

Thursday, October 15, 2009 13:45 1 Comment

By Ellen H. Brown
Life, as they say, can change in an instant. Today, you have a job, tomorrow you don’t. Today, you’re married with children. Tomorrow you’re married with children AND caring for your father with Alzheimer’s disease.
During these trying times, it’s typical to feel confused and off balance. Unfortunately, it’s also common to deprive [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Job Loss, Life Transitions

Entrepreneurs: Is Healthy Living A Luxury?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:19 3 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Do you believe it’s a luxury, these days, to lead a healthy, balanced life? Lately, many of the people I’ve been talking to, think that’s the case. When I mention that I coach entrepreneurs who want to run successful businesses AND lead healthy, balanced lives, many say, “Healthy living. Isn’t that a [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Life Balance, Managing Stress

Why Meditation is Good For Solo Business Owners and Writers (Part II)

Monday, April 27, 2009 7:07 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
As I mentioned in my last post, I’m a big believer in the power of meditation. And I encourage my clients – many of whom are writers and solo-preneurs — to try meditation, because the fact is meditation is good for business. When we meditate regularly, we often become more focused, productive, and, [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Managing Stress, Productivity

Life Balance: It’s Good for Your Body and Mind

Monday, March 2, 2009 8:05 No Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Last week, I discussed the importance of listening to your body when it talks to you, because it’s like a good friend. It tells you what you need to hear even when you hate the message and wish the messenger would keep its opinion to itself. Well, as it turns out, I, [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Life Balance

Tune into the Wisdom of Your Body

Friday, February 27, 2009 7:26 No Comments

I often encourage my clients to tune into their bodies, to listen to what they are telling them. Because I strongly believe that our bodies are a rich source of information. They can warn us of danger and help us tune into our intuition, so we can make important decisions, based on how we are [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Personal Growth

What Can We Do to Help People Heal from Job Loss?

Monday, February 23, 2009 8:18 2 Comments

Note: Given the prevalence of layoffs, these days, I wanted to find an expert who could talk about the effects of job loss and offer some tools to help people heal from the experience. Because when people lose their jobs, it can impact every aspect of their life, including their health and well-being. So I [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Managing Stress

What Does Job Loss Have to Do with Wellness?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 8:52 No Comments

As a wellness coach and life coach, I’ve been working with a lot of clients lately who have been laid off, which isn’t all that surprising, given the wobbly state of our economy. Yet some of my colleagues seem bewildered when I tell them that I’m coaching clients around job loss. “What does THAT have [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Personal Growth