What is Burnout?

Burnout is a feeling of exhaustion, frustration or overwhelm that happens when stress and toxicity build up over time.
And this is really the key word here, time! It does not happen overnight, or from one week to the other. This is an accumulation. 
It’s when we put so much effort into taking care of everything – without rest, recognition or results – that we drain ourselves of energy and sap our emotional and physical health.

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The Challenge of Savasana

What is it, how to do it, why it’s matters 

The purpose of Savasana (or also known as relaxation pose, corpse pose, and even dead-man’s pose) is to enable you to rest completely, both physically and mentally. It is as simple, and, as complicated as that. 
This is why the position you take when you practice Savasana should be comfortable, as symmetrical as possible, and relaxing. And ideally, this position should be one where you do not need to use any effort to stay in the pose.
Worth pointing out, is that we talk about rest, not sleep, which is something quite different. So time for Savasana does not mean time to nap and sleep. Sometimes, in our sleep-deprived society though, this does happen, and it’s not the end of the world. But if you’re sleeping in the pose, you’re missing out on the benefits of conscious relaxation, which are quite different from the benefits of sleep.

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You are not losing your mind

but you are losing your hormones…

Most of us, men and women, have little to no clue what our hormones actually do to us, and how much we are impacted by them. Having a basic understanding of what your hormones does, and how it impacts you can make all the difference. Especially when we talk about our stress hormones versus our sex hormones. 

I think it’s important to understand that menopause IS NOT a switch that is turned on one day when you reach a certain age! It is not like you one day have your period, and the next you don’t. 

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How to live longer

“It is the smallest steps that gives the biggest difference.”

When I worked as a nurse back home in Sweden, I was often frustrated that we did not work with, and focus on the ‘whole’ person. That we saw just ‘a patient’, with an illness/issue/disease. We did not focus on health. Instead it was focus on the patient not being sick, or simply less sick. 

Once the patient was less sick, and could go back home, the patient went back to living life the same way, nothing had changed. Sometimes the patient was prescribed a medication, but no other changes were ‘prescribed’. This often meant that patients kept coming back, often for the same reason. 

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Estrogen is your feel-good hormone

When the supply becomes irregular (in our early 40s) we can feel, well, less good… Luckily, there is lots and lots you can do to feel better.

“I see menopause as the start of the next fabulous phase of life as a woman.”

Have you started experiencing symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, night-sweats, brain fog, dryer skin, pain in your joints, sleep issues, weight gain, or simply feeling more moody and emotional? If you are somewhere between age 35-55 then chances are that this is related to your transition into menopause. 

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