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Life Esteem Blog focuses on health and lifestyle topics to help you make better decisions and learn how your choices impact your life. We take a holistic approach to address the whole person's mind, body, and spirit.

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Heart-Based Living

Posted on September 24, 2020 at 2:25 PM

What does HeartMath mean by the term, Heart-Based Living?

Heart-Based Living is only a convenient reference term which implies the practice of qualifying our thoughts, feelings and actions through our heart for more effective choices and guidance. Some people prefer the terms, Heart-Focused Living, or Heart-Centered Living. All of these terms suit the purpose – it’s just a matter of individual choice.

 

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Reduce stress and anxiety by increasing your inner balance and self-security

Posted on September 19, 2020 at 6:20 PM

The HeartMath system empowers people to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, increase resilience, and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making more effective choices. This enables people to break through to greater levels of personal balance, creativity, insight and health.


Experience HeartMath science-based Building Personal Resilience program for taking charge of your life. Proven to help you re...

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Powerful Ways to Become Your Best Self

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 9:25 AM

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” -- Maxwell Maltz

Powerful Ways to Become Your Best Self

  • Visualize yourself as you want to be.
  • Each morning tell yourself, "I am enough"
  • Learn something new
  • Question your inner critic.
  • Try new things.

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The heart sends more signals to your brain than your brain sends to your heart

Posted on August 9, 2020 at 9:15 AM

DID YOU KNOW…that your heart sends more signals to your brain than your brain sends to your heart? In other words, your heart and brain are in constant communication— and your heart is doing much of the talking!


It’s especially important, now, to important to have practical techniques to help people reset and reconnect with their own hearts and the hearts of others. The heart is not just a pump. It’s an acc...

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Ask yourself if what you�??re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be?

Posted on July 11, 2020 at 6:35 PM

The HeartMath system empowers people to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, increase resilience, and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making more effective choices. This enables people to break through to greater levels of personal balance, creativity, insight and health.♡


Experience HeartMath science-based Building Personal Resilience program for taking charge of your life. Proven to help...

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Solution for Overcoming Anxiety

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 4:20 PM

 

Recognizing Anxiety

 

Anxiety can be described as any or a combination of feelings that all have their roots in some type of fear, including unease, worry, apprehension, dread, powerlessness or a sense of impending danger – real or imagined. Symptoms can be wide-ranging: the mind goes blank or other cognitive functions are lost, obsessive thoughts, phobias, chronic worry, ongoing unease, sweaty palms, tension head...

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Women and Stress

Posted on April 25, 2020 at 2:10 PM

 

It has often been shown that women are the worriers and often do not make time to manage their health and take care of themselves. The infographic below shows what effects stress can have on women and offers effective strategies that can help them reduce the negative effects of everyday stressors.

Stress is on the rise for women as they struggle to find a balance between their homes and careers. Read below to recognize the signs of stre...

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Special Care Focus: Coronavirus (Technique for Reducing and Overcoming Fear)

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic expands its footprint to over 100 countries, it is obvious that fear and anxiety, due to uncertainty, are robustly on the increase.

 

The Care Focus below is to compassionately help transform the intensity of personal fear into a more grounded attitude and feeling of managed concern, which, unlike fear, connects us more deeply to our heart’s intuitive discernment. This provides clearer thinking,...

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Stop the accumulation of repetitive stressful thought patterns

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 6:15 AM

How-To-Change Thought Streams That Don’t Serve Our Best Interests

We’re all streaming content these days, whether it be a movie on our computer, a podcast on our phone, or the ideas streaming through our heads. We can choose the external content we want to focus on. But what about the streaming content inside? Do we allow streaming conversations of self-doubt, worry, anger or blame to play on and own us?

 

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How I Healed my Anxiety Naturally

Posted on January 4, 2020 at 10:50 AM

Are you living in a state of constant dissonance?

Dissonance means imbalance or disharmony. When you’re in this state, you are most likely in a state of fight or flight, so your body can’t relax. Your body is busy trying to fight off a bad guy or get the heck outta there. So as you can imagine, daily anxiety can wreak havoc on your life and you mental, physical and emotional health as well.

Are you s...

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How a pause can save the day

Posted on October 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM

 

Pausing to feel our heart’s suggestions can deter many energy-draining standoffs with others, often with people we can about the most. We can proactively avoid these rerepeating, unconfutable situations and regrets.

 

From time to time, we all need to take pause, a brief stillness, a moment to review “…our initial reaction so we can move to ...

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The Inside Job of Creating Peace

Posted on August 9, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Many people hope and pray to find peace in their lives, especially during times of stress and uncertainty. Finding peace is an inside job – something we can learn to create. Research studies have shown that individuals, groups and organizations are capable of creating peace from within. This involves easy-to-use tools that require only a tiny fraction of the time that many of us spend on stressful responses to challenges...

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Change management requires both an individual and an organizational perspective

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 6:50 PM

Change management requires both an individual and an organizational perspective


Individual change management


Individual change management means understanding how one person successfully makes a change.


Organizations don't change, individuals do. No matter how large of a project you are taking on, the success of that project ultimately lies with each employee doing their work differently, multiplied across all of the employees impacted b...

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Managing Stress with Exercise

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Managing Stress with Exercise

Stress can make you feel drained, anxious, even depressed. And while there are several ways to manage runaway stress, none is as enjoyable and effective as a regular exercise routine.


"Numerous studies have shown exercise provides excellent stress-relieving benefits," says Cedric Bryant, chief exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). "And let's face it, we all could do with less stress...

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Prosci ADKAR® Model for individual change to drive organizational transformation

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 7:25 AM

Prosci ADKAR® Model for individual change to drive organizational transformation


ADKAR is a research-based, individual change model that represents the five milestones an individual must achieve in order to change successfully. ADKAR creates a powerful internal language for change and gives leaders a framework for helping people embrace and adopt changes.


A = Awareness of the need for change


D = Desire to support the change

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The 5 R's of Mindfulness

Posted on August 4, 2018 at 2:35 PM

The 5 R's of Mindfulness: Incorporating mindfulness into everyday life

Studies show the practice of mindfulness can improve your health and grow your brain!

Karen Pace, Michigan State University Extension, June 23, 2014

 

Use the Five R’s of Mindfulness to remember and practice mindfulness in your everyday life.


Research shows the benefits of social and emotional learning for both youth and adults. According to...

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Why Change Management Matters

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Why Change Management Matters


There are numerous reasons to employ effective change management on both large- and small-scale efforts. Here are three main reasons to employ change management:

  1. Organizational change happens one person at a time
  2. Poorly managing change is costly
  3. Effective change management increases the likelihood of success

Organizational change happens one person at a time

It is...

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Finding the Motivation to Exercise

Posted on July 18, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Finding the motivation to exercise is really about how motivated you are about taking care of yourself. Ask yourself, “Do I take good care of myself?”, “Do I desire to feel good?” Yes!!! When we focus on our own self-care we make a commitment to sustaining our wellbeing. Exercise is just one way to take care of yourself.


Exercise does not have to be hard. You can start out slow and steady. When I made the decision to be good to myself, I decid...

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ADKAR: an Easy-to-Use Model for Individual Change

Posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:35 PM

ADKAR: an Easy-to-Use Model for Individual Change

The first step in managing any type of organizational change is understanding how to manage change with a single individual. Prosci's model of individual change is called the Prosci ADKAR Model, an acronym for awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and reinforcement®. In essence, an individual needs:

Awareness of the need for change

Desire to participate in and support the change

Knowledge on...

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Making and Keeping Friends: Resolving Problems in Relationships

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Making and Keeping Friends: Resolving Problems in Relationships

Because each situation is different, you will have to use your resourcefulness, along with good communication skills and other strategies, to decide what to do and what action to take each time a difficult situation comes up or you become aware of a difference that is keeping your friendship from being a good one. Some things you can do include:

• talk with the other person using "I...

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