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Jun 7, 2021

Today’s show is all about taking a holistic approach to achieve balance and take back control of your life. Join us to learn more.

Zarya Rubin is a physician and functional medicine health coach. She is a formerly stressed-out mom who now helps women in mid-life get to the root of their health issues and manage their stress to take back control of their lives.

Show Highlights:

  • What is stress?
  • The relationship between stress, control, and our response to stressors
  • The body’s primal response: fight, flight, or freeze
  • Zarya explains her self-care graphic and gives factoids about stress
  • How unmitigated stress often leads to burnout
  • Personality traits that make you prone to burnout: being a workaholic, superhero, perfectionist, or lone ranger
  • Common stressors in daily life are work, family, life events, health, finances, change/loss, and pandemic stress, which all of us have experienced in the last several months
  • How stress CAN be a positive thing that motivates us to accomplish daily tasks
  • How women can reduce stress levels by sharing with others and finding community
  • Three types of stress: acute, episodic, and chronic
  • The gut/brain connection and how stress affects it
  • How to prevent stress, manage stress, and build resilience:
    • Use stress-busting techniques.
    • Take care of the basics.
    • Use a checklist, speak up, and practice self-care.
    • Practice breathing techniques, meditation, and mindfulness.
  • What self-care is
  • Types of rest: physical, mental, social, sensory, emotional, spiritual, and creative
  • Zarya gives examples of breathing exercises and meditation that you can try at home
  • Tips for good health habits for those with executive functioning impairments

Resources:

Find out more about Zarya and her work, and find her FREE Guide to Becoming Stress-Proof:

Wild Lilac Wellness

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