The Simple Truth

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Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted? Are you anxious and ready to make a change?

If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Sometimes things happen that derail our lives.  For me, it was a car crash and a traumatic brain injury. Doctors told me I would never work again. They wanted me to take anti-depressants, sleeping pills and pain killers and file a lawsuit. I declined. I knew deep down there had to be a better way.

I developed a simple, three step process that turned my life around. I’m excited to share it with you.

Most people who feel anxious or overwhelmed go to the doctor to get a prescription. Drugs mask symptoms, but they don’t eliminate the cause. Today 1 in 4 American women between the ages of 40 and 50 is taking an anti-anxiety or anti-depression medication. This statistic haunts me. We are losing the war against stress.

There’s a better way for you to transform your current situation.

You can start with Your Stress Slaying System. We call it super simple stress relief because it works.  You’ll be amazed at how easy it is.  The last thing you need is a long list of things to do and you won’t find one here.  It’s an online course you can complete in less than half a day.

If you don’t have time to take an audio course because you have a really demanding life and a crazy schedule and there’s no time to stop, or if you’d rather have some personalized support, then you can apply to work with me directly through my VIP Peak Performance Program.

Oh, and while you are here, please sign up for our email list (click on the right hand side of this page) and receive a FREE copy of my Top Ten List – Ten Easy Ways to ENERGIZE Your Day!  We’ll also send you simple tips and tricks to make your life easier as well as discounts and other cool stuff.  We respect your privacy and your trust.  We won’t share your email and we won’t bombard you either.

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Are you ready?  Then, let’s get started.

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Study Links Anti-Anxiety Drug and Sleeping Pills to Alzheimer’s

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After developing my stress management system, I began talking to my clients about their stress levels. They shared disturbing information with me. Many of them are either taking or considering taking anti-anxiety medications such as Ativan, Xanax, Valium or Klonopin. These anti-anxiety drugs in a class of drugs known as benzodiazepine or benzos. Other benzos include sleeping medications such as Ambien and Lunesta.

And, my clients aren’t alone. A 2010 study by pharmacy benefits provider, Medco indicated that 1 in 4 American women ages 40 to 50 are taking anti-anxiety or anti-depression medications.

What is really scary is that a study conducted in 2014 by French and Canadian researchers indicates that use of benzos increases the chances of developing Alzheimer’s, especially when a person takes more than 90 daily doses. The results are the same regardless of how long of a time period the doses are taken.  After 90 daily doses have been consumed, the cumulative effect significantly raises the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

A recent article in the New York Times quotes the co-author of the study. “The more the cumulative days of use, the higher the risk of later being diagnosed with dementia,” Dr. Antoine Pariente, a pharmacoepidemiologist at the University of Bordeaux.

Dr. Pariente and his colleagues reviewed medical records of almost 1,800 older people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and compared them with nearly 7,200 control subjects. Most were over age 80.

The study determined that approximately half of the individuals with Alzheimer’s and 40 percent of the control subjects had used benzodiazepines. That indicated a 51 percent increase in the odds of a subsequent Alzheimer’s diagnoses among the benzodiazepine users.

The increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s was linked to the number of doses taken. People who took fewer than 90 days of doses had no increased risk.

But those who took the drugs longer were more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In patients who took daily doses for 91 to 180 days, the risk rose 32 percent, compared to those who took none. In those who took daily doses for more than 180 days, the risk was 84 percent higher.

These same drugs were recommended for me after I sustained a traumatic brain injury seventeen years ago. I never too a single one, thank goodness. I found a better way to sleep and manage pain and late last year, packaged it into a system that you can use to avoid taking dangerous medications.

I’m not a doctor, but I know deep down that anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs alter the brain. Putting these drugs into your body – a normally naturally, self-healing ecosystem is like pouring toxic chemicals into a pristine lake. Over time, the chemicals build up and start to decay the ecosystem.

If you are considering taking anti-anxiety mediations, why not choose a healthier alternative?   For panic attacks and trauma recovery, you can try my mini-course Take Three Steps Forward.

Or, if you’d like to make a significant change, you can spend half a day completely transforming your relationship with stress by taking the course Your Stress Slaying System.

I hope you’ll take the time to find balance in a healthy way. I’ll be with you during the journey to provide support and answer any questions you may have.

Lane Robinson, MBA is the stress slayer. She invented a process for reducing, becoming resilient to, and releasing stress after sustaining a traumatic brain injury in 1998. For more information, please visit thestressslayer.com.

Note: If you are taking one or more prescriptions for anxiety, depression, or sleep – consult with your physician if you would like to wean yourself off of them. Do not attempt to stop taking these medications without medical supervision. The courses above are not a substitute for medical care.

Property Perk-up for Home and Business

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Are you in the process of relocating your home or business?  Getting ready to sell or lease a property?  Then it is important for you to understand a key factor to a successful sale, rental or move and it is something your Realtor probably doesn’t know about or hasn’t shared with you.

It’s all about the energy.  Have you ever walked into a home or office and even though it was visually beautiful – something just didn’t feel right?  I’ll never forget when I was working as a residential Realtor many years ago and I was showing a house to a potential buyer.  We walked into the entry way of this gorgeous home and I could feel this horrible vibe – it was as if extreme violence had happened in that house.  The vibration was so strong that I wasn’t able to move past the front door.  My client peered into the living area and decided it wasn’t a good fit, so we moved on.  But, to this day, I can see that home in my mind.

Have you ever noticed that there’s a commercial property in your town and no matter what business starts up there, every one of them seems to fail?  We have a property in my town that is a restaurant, and no matter who goes there, the business never seems to thrive.  It’s all about the energy.

When repeated or traumatic events occur within a property, energy lingers.  It is kind of like PTSD but within a suite, a room, a building, or a piece of land.  And, even though most of us don’t detect that energy with our conscious mind (unless we are psychic!), our subconscious mind detects that something isn’t right.

Energetic imbalance can start with the land.  If land had a battle fought on top of it, the energy lingers.  In a home, if someone lived there for 40 years and walked from the bedroom to the bathroom every morning, that energetic imprint will still be there.  If someone was ill or died in a property or if physical or emotional violence occurred, the energy stays until it is cleared.  If business after business failed within a building or suite, then the despair of the previous owners will affect the future viability of any business that moves there.

So, before you build on land, sell your home, lease a new office or storefront, or move yourself or your business to a new location, it is always a good idea to purify that property from an energetic perspective.  And, here’s the good news – it can be done remotely!

For more information about how to perk up your property, click here.

 

 

Life Changing Wisdom from Ellen

I love Ellen DeGeneres. She inspires me. I’ve never felt so much respect for her as during her interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2009. Ellen had appeared on the December issue of O Magazine and was on the Oprah show to promote it.

Ellen was telling her comeback story. I was amazed at how honest and authentic she was. In 1997, Ellen came out as a lesbian on the Oprah Winfrey Show and in 1998 her television show was cancelled. She spoke about how she found herself immersed in the downward spiral. She couldn’t pay her mortgage and was running out of money, and believe it or not, no one would return her phone calls. Her colleagues in the entertainment industry and many of her friends ignored her and turned away.

That all changed in 2001 when she received a phone call to do a sitcom called The Ellen Show that ran for two years. In 2003, she received her big breakthrough when she began hosting her own daytime talk show. Ellen bounced back strongly as her popular talk show received over 2 dozen daytime Emmy awards and she was invited to host the Academy Awards.

Whenever things seem like they are hopeless and I feel overwhelmed with the challenges of being a solo-preneur, I remember that interview Ellen did with Oprah and think – my comeback moment is just around the corner.  Ellen got through it and so will I.

Have you ever faced immense difficulty in your life? Maybe a close loved one – friend, family member, spouse, child or pet passed away. You may have had a very scary health diagnosis or a disabling traumatic injury. You might have lost your job and are struggling to find a new one. Or you could be facing overwhelming financial challenges. You could even be dealing with several of these situations all at once. Regardless of the cause of your challenges, did you find that many people you thought would be there for you simply turned away?

When we are standing at what looks like the edge of the abyss of darkness, completely overwhelmed and exhausted, most people will tell us that no one is going to save us. And even if we have strong faith in a higher power, it may feel like we are on our own to come up with a solution. At the end of the day, we need to take positive action to find our own way out.

Here are three steps you can take when you or someone you love is in this situation. These steps may not solve the problem, but hopefully they will empower you and provide comfort during your journey.

Step 1 Re-evaluate your definition of success

If you judge yourself based on obsolete standards and if your life has changed drastically, you may want to come up with a new set of expectations. One of the primary causes of feeling anxious or overwhelmed is feeling like a failure. Understand that most of the expectations others have for you – society, your employer, family and friends – are created by them. If your prior definition of success no longer works for you, then it is not just acceptable, but actually beneficial for you to not beat yourself up for failing to live up to expectations that no longer serve you. Know that you are successful and that your situation is temporary.  Your life can improve in an instant.

Step 2 Take care of your body

Your body is a naturally, self-healing ecosystem. When you introduce toxins into that ecosystem, it makes you vulnerable to stress. Avoid chemicals. Don’t drink them (avoid diet soda). Don’t eat them (avoid non-organic food, processed food, fast food, farm raised meat and dairy). Don’t put them on your skin (avoid chemically-based cosmetics, body wash, lotion, laundry detergent, skin care products). Drink clean water from glass containers. Avoid microwaving food and storing food in plastic. These few simple lifestyle habits will give you more strength to resist stress.

Step 3 Make time for regular self-care

Understand what overwhelms you and what calms you. Do you feel better by yourself or in small groups of people or do you need lots of people in your life? Do you recharge at home or feel more optimistic when you have a full social calendar? Do you need to plan and be organized or do you prefer to be spontaneous? When you manage your life according to these preferences, you will release stress more effectively.

How much stress you feel is unique to you. What stresses you may calm another person. What stresses another person may help you feel more relaxed.

If you feel overwhelmed, it is easier to shift directions when you have a support system. Part of that support system can be from other people, from pets, or from effective self-help.

Whatever you are facing right now, reach out for support and know that just like Ellen’s situation, these challenges you are facing are preparing you for a breakthrough into new magic in your life. Just keep believing and moving forward.  It’s all going to be okay.

Lane Robinson is The Stress Slayer. Lane became a stress management expert in order to heal herself after a traumatic brain injury by using alternative therapies to avoid a pessimistic prognosis and a regimen of prescription drugs. Her 1 hour mini-course Take Three Steps Forward is designed specifically for those facing overwhelming trauma and is available at thestressslayer.com.

 

Six Ways to Automagically Release Stress

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WARNING: (This could be life changing!)

Don’t you love the word automagically? It says it all! Like, wow, wave a magic wand and instantly change something!

These six tips are magical. They are magical because they work for every human – universally – no matter who they are, where they live or what they believe. They are kind of like the ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz. You’ve got the power, baby – now just click those heels together!

While stress is different for everyone and what stresses you out may calm your best friend, these six things release stress instantly J

# 1 De-cluttering your physical environment

Everything is made up of moving molecules. And every piece of stuff you have in your home and your workspace brings its own energy. Clear energy brings calmness. So, the less stuff you have in your space, the less energy interference and therefore, less stress.

The Japanese are the masters of this concept. Have you ever been to a real Zen garden? I have been once – to the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California. It isn’t a library at all – it is a botanical garden. When I first entered the Zen garden, I could have lived there forever. The peace is all encompassing.

The Chinese also understand this. They invented feng shui, a balancing art focused on placement of objects in a room. The theory is that the placement influences the energy of the people who live and work there and as a result, impacts life experience – health, abundance, relationships, etc.

You don’t have to do the Zen thing or practice feng shui. All you need to do is get rid of – sell, donate, discard or give away anything that doesn’t bring you joy.

It’s that simple.

#2 De-cluttering your mind

Our brains are constantly creating new thoughts, ideas, and messages. And, if we don’t clear out the words, they keep piling up and filling up space.   And that mind clutter feeds or even creates stress.

The best way to de-clutter the mind is through meditation. Some people think that meditation is difficult, time consuming and alternative. Actually it is easy, can be effective in as little as 5 minutes a day and is becoming more main stream than you might think. Football teams even practice it.

Meditation is simply sitting in silence and breathing. You can listen to soothing music or use a guided meditation. Or you can just sit and breathe.

It works wonders.

#3 Laughter

Laughter is a stress reliever that not only works for the person creating it, but also for those who join in. If you need a break, find something to laugh at.

Seriously, you will release bunches of stress 😉

It lifts your spirit.

#4 Sleep

Not only does sleep relieve stress, but too little sleep causes stress. American culture dictates that we apologize when we need sleep.

Sleep is a universally effective calming activity and sometimes, when we need to rejuvenate, we can need as much as twelve to fifteen hours of sleep.

Give yourself permission to sleep when your body needs it. Also, honor the need for other people in your household to sleep. Sleep automagically releases stress and makes your body more stress resilient.

It soothes and strengthens.

#5 An Attitude of Gratitude

This one is super simple. It’s all about focusing on the positives. Even when you feel like you are drowning in negatives.

Did you know that race car drivers have one rule and that this rule keeps them alive and out of trouble on the track? Don’t look at the wall.

If you have ever snowboarded, you learn this right away, look at where you want to go and your board will take you there.

Practice being thankful every day. Keep the things for which you are grateful at the top of your mind. Mentally list them in the shower or when you are driving to work.

It makes you feel positive.

#6 Prayer

The interesting thing about prayer is that is works no matter what you believe.

Prayer releases your burdens to a higher power and opens the door to possibilities and solutions.

When we pray together or all pray for the same thing – the power increases.

When we ask for assistance from an ascended master or other spiritual helper, the results improve.

But, if you just sit down and silently release your burden and ask for guidance or help, the stress associated with your challenge is diminished.

It inspires.

While it is important and beneficial for you to understand the calming activities that work for you based on your own stress profile, it is also easy to practice the six tips we shared here.

If you want more information about your stress profile and stress release magic that applies directly to you, please check out Your Stress Slaying System.  Order before end-of-day Sunday, September 27, 2015 and join our tele-seminar for FREE!  See details on the website.

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Stress Slaying Tip – Body

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Your body is a self-healing ecosystem.  Any chemicals you ingest through eating, drinking, or on your skin reduce your ability to resist stress because your body will be so busy fighting the chemicals.

Avoid plastic. Store food in glass or stainless steel containers, use glass or stainless water bottles, and drink hot beverages out of glass (never Styrofoam). Don’t freeze food in plastic. Microwave (if you must) in glass containers.

Most people don’t realize how this simple change in lifestyle can improve health.

  • We love the MUI water bottles – glass with a temperature regulating jacket. They have different sizes and even a small one for coffee or tea. We also love the Mira stainless bowls to take lunch to the office. You can get them at Amazon.
  • Pyrex makes a great line of glass containers for food storage. They go from the freezer to the oven to the fridge. You can find them anywhere and they are inexpensive.