Live Smarter with a Stress Free Lifestyle

Live smarter, reduce stress! Achieving a stress free lifestyle often reflects the willingness to readily adopt a change in routines. The ability to maintain a daily  fast pace and remain in control of yourself requires new ideas and innovative survival skills. Unmanaged life demands can trigger burnout, fatigue and uncontrollable mood swings. This blog was created to inspire, educate and inform you about potential tools to  optimized your personal achievement.

Please note: This blog is for information and educational purposes only. It is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice.  If you need treatment advice for your medical illness, please seek the help from your mental health provider. Read More »

Persistence Lesson the Cuban Classic Cars

Cuban Classic Car Persistence Lesson

The Value of Persistence

The power of persistence can never be overemphasized. Persistence is doing what you believe in and sticking to it.  It’s the will and desire to finish the identified goal. An easy example of persistence could be visualized as bird building a nest from natural materials without the luxury of glue and nails. Sometimes the value of persistence is appreciated after witnessing the challenges of others on their road to achievement.

 Cars Defying Odds

My recent trip to the land of my father, Cuba provided an opportunity to support this life lesson. Through persistence, the Cuban Classic cars remain in existence and fully functional. These cars defy all odds of car longevity. Using all the strength in Read More »

Fatigued and Exhausted Culprits Reducing Productivity

Fatigued and Exhaustion Culprits that Zap Productivity

“I am fatigued and exhausted!”

This remark is a regular everyday status update. Are you one of the many? Complaints of being consistently fatigued and exhausted has grown to be the new life ‘normal’. Just like many other health care providers, I have responded to eagerly awaited phone inquiries of test outcomes. So, what is the problem? The answer regularly has always been my patient’s lifestyles and unrealistic expectancies of sustained productivity. The brain often communicates its state of mental fatigue with your physical awareness of feeling tired. The following are four common brain communications  associated with the symptoms of being fatigued and exhaustion:

First-Aging is Silent

“Or perhaps it is that I’m simply tired because I’m older…” Six Read More »

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Workplace

Originally published April 5, 2011 in the Baltimore Washington Corridor News

Attention Deficit Disorder in the Workplace.

“I just can’t focus at work. It must be my Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” Many joke about the illness and are not aware that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms are not limited to disorganization. The symptoms of ADHD are much more pervasive and global. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, often unrecognized in adults, can impact self care, interpersonal relationships as well as workplace performance.

So what is the bottom line for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and how does it make its appearance in the workplace? ADHD is a brain disorder. Most symptoms originate in childhood before age seven and continue through adolescence and adulthood. These symptoms include difficulty staying Read More »

Rethinking Drinking Alcohol to Manage Stress

Rethinking Drinking Alcohol

Is drinking alcohol a guilty pleasure?

Everywhere there are ominous headlines about the dangers of moderate alcohol consumption. These negative reports exist alongside targeted ads featuring women relaxing with a glass of wine. These mixed messages have created an atmosphere of confusion. Is drinking alcohol hazardous or beneficial for women’s health? My objective inquires about patterns of alcohol consumption can trigger highly emotional and defensive reactions.. Some accuse me of using erroneous research to spread negative messages and limit women’s rights. How can a couple glasses of alcohol be hazardous to a women’s health?

Are women more affected by drinking alcohol than men?

The impact of alcohol consumption is not equally experienced by the sexes. Women may drink less than Read More »

Coping with Anxiety and Fear in 2017 for Stress Relief

Congratulations, you survived 2016! But its 2017 and you’re still feeling anxiety. What gives? Feeling anxious, conflicted and uncertain has become increasingly intertwined with the fabric of our daily lives. Those more perceptive of their changes in mood report an increasing awareness of their feeling of inner tension and stress. What is the remedy? Recalling past times when you have effectively implemented coping skills during times of adversity can decrease fear and anxiety. What follows are the personal accounts of the residents of Maryland regarding their unexpected encounter with the forces of Mother Nature.

The State of Uncertainty

Can you remember the summer of 2011?  The the people of Maryland can. They  survived a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on the 23rd Read More »

Stress Management and Georgia Pecans

Georgia pecan bud“If you want to eat, pick your Georgia pecans.” Who would have predicted this New Yorker would be toiling the Georgia soil for pecans? Surprisingly, my desired nuts are not found prepackaged on the ground. My local grocery store never mentioned the labor required in my food consumption. Buying nuts are a pricey treat for my eating enjoyment. The following is the description of my simple stress management technique.

Acceptance of Ongoing Demands

Over the years, I have grown to love the experience of picking my Georgia pecans. Imagine anxiously awaiting, the verbal reports of the harvest conditions of my favorite pecan tree. The telephone inquiry about the status of the pecan field is an alluring paradox from the hustle Read More »

Psychiatrist’s Stress Management Strategies

Psychiatrists have no fears! It is often assumed that a psychiatric specialization bestows superpower coping skills. Unexpectedly, my psychiatric skills were given a test.  The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) annual meeting was to be held in Orlando, Florida. The possibility of  Hurricane Matthews was not  remotely included in the  advanced payment of  my conference, hotel and airplane fees.   What follows are six stress management tools implemented to  attend a conference under a hurricane threat.

Face your Fears

Psychiatrist Shares Stress Management StrategiesFirstOwn it!   Who wants to admit that they are preoccupied with inner tension. Feelings are intangible. They can’t be measured with a thermometer, made visible for a bandage and not subject to surgical removal. Emotions are bodily conditions Read More »

Overcoming Obstacles with a Success Mindset

Overcoming obstacles successfully is the  dream!  Life quickly tests your desire to stay on course with the vision. “Stuff happens.” The road to success is filled with obstacles of  unexpected events.   So yes, I am back after a pause in my plan.   It’s hard to proceed forward with doors closing at the same time. Yet in the midst of quick sand, the Mindsupport vision propelled upward the mission. The stigma associated with emotional states  and brain related conditions has to end. No longer should achievers  be burden with limitation to their countless achievements and successes. Nonetheless, there is often a need to for them to adopt a specialized best brain environment.  Discussed are two  common obstacles to success for achievers Read More »

Self Care

Self-Care signpost with different life areasSelf-care is the rage these days.  The amount of attention to this topic in women’s magazine suggests that personal neglect is a common problem.  The conversation among women is that it’s not only OK, but necessary to take time out for themselves. But exactly how do you  start self-care activities?

Nuturer 101

This is a  hot topic. Women are do busy taking care of everyone else that they forget about the importance of  a self-care practice. Traditional gender roles identified for women are nurturers and care-givers. They are frequently the assigned GPS problem solving  destination for their families and friends. Many embrace this gender role wholeheartedly, but there can be a price.

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A Quiet Place for Stress Relief

Finding your quiet place is an important life skill activity. It’s hard to believe that the state of being  quiet is one of the identified protocols for stress management.  

quiet timeTaking a moment to just slow down and do nothing may seem like a waste of time. We’ve been programmed for goal setting and making   every second count. You feel it is a must to be busy every moment, crossing items off our list. You think spending time in a quiet place is such a waste of precious time. Every  phone chirps with a new text, tweet or email must be checked and replied to instantly. In today’s world, an ignored communication can trigger immediate anxiety. The dread of missing  something Read More »