Easing Your Troubled Mind

The origins of anxiety in the body can come about in a variety of ways. Unpleasant shifting in the belly, a fluctuating heavy-to-weightless pressure in the lungs, an onslaught of fleeting thoughts with many holding a negative tinge to them and many other sensations. What can be done to soothe these troublesome feelings that create havoc in daily functioning?

Lifestyle changes come up as a top priority. Oftentimes life presents with circumstances that seem too overwhelming to handle. It is within these moments that we are presented with lessons; but what exactly does that mean? These are the times that are vital to understanding limitations and creating boundaries appropriate to the situations. With a bit of reflection, it can also become apparent what qualities may be preventing happiness. A habit of procrastination can cause a flurry of stress as responsibilities pile up. Likewise, a lack of clarity or distrust of one’s own self may lead to unwarranted worry. Perfectionism has many forms that bring about unmerited shame and anguish.

Each of these feelings has a physical basis in the body. And thankfully, a focus on spiritual organized thinking and acting also has a corporeal effect. With faith, we feel the sensation of being able to breathe in deeply, stress melting away as hope arises and new energy emerges with passion when we recall that the challenges ahead are those that we choose to meet.

Herbal support can be a welcome aid to healing the body from the effects of stress and helping to manage present disruptions to serenity: Basil, Mint, Lavender, Hibiscus, Milky Oats, Nettle, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola are easy to find and include in daily self-care, from fresh herbs, tisanes, capsules, powders, to essential oils.

Basil, Mint, Lavender, Hibiscus, Milky Oats, Nettle, Ashwaganda, Rhodiola are easy to find and include in daily self-care, from fresh herbs, tisanes, capsules, powders, to essential oils.

Simplicité Serum, Intégrité Serum, and Empathie Serum are formulated by Lifestyle Naturopathy to provide instant care for the mind and body.

Supplements are a worthwhile investment. Ensuring compatibility and checking for any contraindications is necessary. Lifestyle Naturopathy consults to provide the dosage, timing, and quality check for any and all recommended supplements to help manage your body’s stress response.

Meeting your specific needs can vary over time. The greater the self-care you give yourself, the better able you will feel taking life’s challenges head-on, with a heart full of patience and equanimity. Breathe, exercise, meditate, and hydrate knowing you are not alone and that every day is a new opportunity to improve yourself and your quality of life.

Nicole Reilkoff ND

Nicole Reilkoff ND

Nicole Reilkoff certified Naturopath and reflexologist, offers her professional bilingual, services from the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex situated in Montréal.




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