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Nourish + Flourish

Nourish + Flourish is a podcast about navigating the often difficult terrain of finding what nourishes you — mind, body, and soul — so that you can flourish. Co-hosts Emily Levenson and Betsy Brockett may have different upbringings and diagnoses, but they do have is a shared interest in health and healing. Emily + Betsy wanted a space to explore all of the nuances surrounding health and wellness and to have deeper conversations about those topics.
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Apr 17, 2017
Good or bad, stress is something we've ALL felt. So why is it that some people seem to be better at navigating it than others? And why do some people seem to fall apart, when other seem to really shine when going through a similar experience? In today's episode, we're talking about it all. The good, the bad, and the sometimes ugly aspects of stress and how it impacts our lives. We also talk about the things that we've done — as children and adults — to manage its effects. And while we wouldn't call ourselves experts by any stretch, we've definitely had a lot of practice dealing with it. So take a listen as we delve into what stress is, how it shows up, and what we're doing to reduce its effects in our lives and our health.

What about you?

What are your favorite tools for dealing with stress in your life? What role does mindset play for you? Does it make things worse or help to reduce your stress?

The Episode:

 

Topics Discussed:

  • When did we become aware of the s-word in our lives?
  • The role fear plays
  • The physical manifestations of being stressed out
  • What we used to do to manage our emotions as kids and adolescents
  • Money, relationships, and living authentically
  • The psychological experience of stress
  • What are we doing to buffer ourselves against, or remove altogether, unwanted stressors
  • The power of mindset in changing how we feel
  • Is there such a thing as good stress?
  • The stress mountain and how to protect yourself from falling over the edge
  • A personalized toolbox for managing strong emotions

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[bctt tweet="Physical symptoms, when it comes to stress, are massive." username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="Stress comes, for me, when I don’t know how to manage what’s on my plate." username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="I would argue that all of our stress is self-made. It’s our psychological experience of the world." username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="It’s hard to go to sleep at night knowing you’re carrying a lie, or are feeling ashamed." username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="If I'm not able to fully nourish myself, that's when I feel stress. " username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="Rationally I would say, 'I can handle anything' and my body would laugh and say, 'no, you can’t.'" username="emilylevenson" [bctt tweet="I try not to let my stress 'spread,' which can compound its effects." username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="Awareness around what triggers me has been super helpful. " username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="Getting grounded in my purpose lifted a lot of stress from my life." username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="Our body doesn’t distinguish between good and bad stress, it just responds to it." username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="Any kind of transition is going to inherently bring with it stress." username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="Meditation and yoga are not a one size fits all Band-Aid for everything." username="emilylevenson"] [bctt tweet="You are the mountain and everything else is the weather. " username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="Something that helps me in every situation is to focus on the impermanence of it." username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="Every moment is so fleeting. That keeps me grounded the most. " username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="Every emotion or situation – good or bad – is not going to last forever, even if it feels like it. " username="cured_life"] [bctt tweet="If you can change how you interpret something, you can change how you feel about it." username="emilylevenson"]

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