We all get stressed, feel anxious, and get depressed on occasion. We live in a world with constant stimulation where it can feel like we never have enough time. If we’re aren’t careful this stress and anxiety will wear us down until we’re exhausted. I have learned that it’s all too easy to get myself stressed out if I don’t take measures to cope and relax.

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Fear is a reaction to something that you believe to be true. You don’t have a feeling about anything unless you have a belief or a definition about the situation or experience that you are having. It’s the reaction to your definition or belief that you “bought into” that causes your fears in the first place.

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When mistakes and failure occur it’s easy to get side-tracked by fear and worry, and start making decisions based on these limiting emotions. For many people, their self-worth is tied up in their accomplishments and behavior, and when things aren’t going well people slip into self-doubt and fear. How do you respond when you’re in a funk or run into a slump?

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There is saying that nothing is permanent except change. When it comes down to it, life is ever changing and full of uncertainties. This presents problems for control freaks or people who want to have full control over everything that is going on in their lives. When we can’t embrace change and uncertainty is usually leads to hard times and feelings of doubt and worry. How do you handle situations that have an unpredictable outcome?

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  [audio: http://shakeoffthegrind.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Mindfulness-skills-to-take-control-o.mp3] Well I didn’t quite get this podcast episode out as soon as I expected, so I apologize for the delay. I’m still learning the process and investing in some better sound equipment, so please bear with me. Despite this I figured I would go ahead and provide this episode in the meantime. In coming months you can expect episodes focusing on topics such as meditation, mindfulness, emotional wellness, and personal achievement. Please send any suggestions you have for future podcast topics you would be interested in learning more about. This podcast provides an overview of mindfulness and

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I’m very excited to present the first episode of the Shake Off the Grind podcast! In this episode I discuss a topic from my previous post, Feeling Tense? How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety Through Breath Work. This podcast will provide breathing techniques to help you prevent stress exhaustion and help you to be a peak performing during moments of anxiety.

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What messages have you received throughout life about your emotions and feelings? This is a very important question to consider because whether you are young, old, a man, or a women, the media, your family, and society at large imparts subtle yet powerful messages about how you are supposed to express, perceive, and deal with emotions and feelings.

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