How To Keep Stress From Shriveling Your Brain Into A Raisin

We all get stressed out from time to time, right? (My hand is raised.)

But did you know stress can actually shrivel your brain like a California raisin? No joke. Research shows that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function, and not in a good way.

Stress comes from resisting what is. If you want less stress, make isness your business. Click To Tweet

Specifically, making you more prone to anxiety and depression while making it harder for you to focus, learn and remember new things. Serious stuff.

If you’re like me and want your brain to stay plump and healthy, today’s MarieTV is a must watch. Because let’s face it, stress happens. That part is largely out of our control.

But what we can control is how we respond.

That’s why it’s vital to have a simple toolkit to not only get out of stress mode more quickly, but also save our brains from unnecessary and dangerous shrinkage.

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The Crazy Simple Stress-Busting Tool You’re Not Using (Yet)

Ever have one of those days where it seems like things just keep going wrong?

Sure, you’re still breathing. But beyond that, it’s a sh*t show. Problems start stacking up like hotcakes. No matter which way you turn, things seem to get worse.

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I had one of those days earlier this year, and it was not cute. In fact, I got so heated on the phone that my ever-so-insightful-and-supportive man Josh came into the room to make sure everything was O.K. (Hey – I’m Italian and from NJ. I can be, shall we say, very expressive at times!)

Turns out, that highly-annoying afternoon gave birth to a highly-effective strategy to deal with stress. Best part? I’m still using this tool, over 6 months later, and it works like a charm.

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What Getting Blown Off Says About You

Have you ever tried to reach out to someone and got nothing back but radio silence?

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I certainly have.

Many, many, times in fact.

Whether it’s an email, phone call, old-fashioned letter (remember those?) or text message — there are more ways than ever to reach out, and to be ignored.

If you want to know what being blown off really says about you, watch this.

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How To Use Social Media So It Doesn’t Overwhelm Your Life

Waking up without an alarm.

Having a cappuccino (or two) before meandering around a small, medieval village in search of the perfect artisanal gelato.

Ahhh, the simple life.

Having just returned from a heavenly adventure in Italy (HOLY pasta!!!), I understand the struggle many modern business owners face:

A huge appetite for success and an equally deep desire for simplicity.

Think about it.

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Can you remember a time before you were constantly connected to email, Facebook, Twitter and the like?

And more importantly…

Do you really have to blog and constantly connect with your market through social media in order to make it big in today’s world?

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How To Avoid The Biggest Source of Business Stress

Yesterday, I was on the phone with a game changer.

She’s an author, speaker and long-time activist.

She’s attracted high profile supporters to endorse her work, and is about to launch full tilt into a book promo tour.

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