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Stuff happens.  In my case it all started with a car crash and a traumatic brain injury – also known as a TBI.  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 their offer. I knew deep down that there was a better way.

You’re probably here because stuff has happened.  Maybe you’re going through a rough patch and feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.  I understand. I’ve been there. You’re thinking – there’s got to be a better way to deal with this.  Congratulations!  You’ve found it.

In the years following that 30 second collision that threatened my life, I’ve been through it all.  Loss – big time.  Doubt – yep.  Unable to find the strength to move forward – absolutely.  But when everything got really scary and seemed completely overwhelming – one thing got me through it.  I figured out how how to transform my situation.  It’s a three step process that took me 9 years to develop and it has saved me over and over and over again.  I never filed the lawsuit.  I never took the drugs.  I kept on working.  I found a better way and I’m happy to share it with you.

Most people who are feeling anxious or overwhelmed or who are just completely stressed out go to the doctor.  And, let me tell you, most doctors don’t know very much about stress.  If your doctor is like the three world’s leading experts who evaluated me after my brain injury, they know how to do one thing – give you some drugs and tell you you’ll need them for the rest of your life.  And the drugs they are prescribing today are more intense, more addictive and more harmful than ever.  Not only do they not fix your problem – they often make it worse.  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 Americans are bringing butter knives to a gun fight.  We are losing the war against stress.  I’ll show you a better way.

I took my knowledge and packaged it so you can find your inner warrior and transform your relationship with stress – in less than 3 hours.  Sadly, most of the information you find online about stress is written by psychologists or personal trainers.  Psychologists think you should talk about your problems and trainers think you should exercise them away.

In reality, neither of those things completely work.  Talking about your problems just magnifies them and reinforces that you have them.  Exercise can be used to release stress, if it calms you – and after we work together, you’ll understand why exercise alone isn’t enough.

So, give yourself a pat on the back.  You’ve come to the right place.  It’s gonna be ok…  We’ll work this out together.

If you only do one thing, 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.  I couldn’t do heavy lifting after my injury, and neither can you.  The last thing you need is a big long list of things to do and you won’t find one here.

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, but something needs to change ASAP, then check out my VIP Platinum Program.  You can work with me on the phone for a  little over half a day (or in 3 separate sessions – whatever works for you) and we will lock and load your own customized system and you’ll be good to go, pronto!

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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.

Sell A Home Quickly Without Lowering The Price

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Have you ever listed a property that is beautiful, in a great location, with an awesome layout, and priced to sell, but for whatever reason, it just isn’t selling?  You’ve staged and re-staged.  You’ve held open houses.  You’ve lowered the price to rock bottom.  Now what?

It’s all about the energy.  When you close your eyes and stand inside the house, do you notice that something just doesn’t feel right?  I’ll never forget when I was working as a residential Realtor many years ago and I was previewing a home for a potential buyer.  I 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.  I crossed it off my buyer’s list and never returned. But, to this day, I can still 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 moves in there, the business never seems to thrive.  It’s all about the energy.

When repeated or traumatic events occur within a property or on the land on which it is built, energy lingers. 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 or experienced a traumatic weather or seismic event in which people lost their lives, then the energy lingers.  Land energy will absolutely affect anything that is built on top of it, as well.  In a home, if someone lived there for 40 years and walked from the bedroom to the bathroom every morning, that plodding energetic imprint will still be there.  If someone was ill or died within a property or if extreme or repeated physical or emotional violence occurred, the energy remains until it is cleared.

So, whenever you land a new listing or when you have a listing that isn’t selling for any apparent reason,  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!

Although an energetic cleaning isn’t a guarantee, in my experience, properties who receive this service generally sell within 30 days.  I also recommend this service whenever a property changes ownership or residents.  And, if you have clients who are open to this, energetic cleaning makes an excellent closing gift and can be done before they move in to their new home.

This concept also holds true for commercial properties.

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

Please note:  This service can be ordered for an individual property for $96 or can be purchased in bundles at a discount.  It can be done for any property with an address or parcel description and can be ordered by the property owner or agent.  All services are confidential.

Lane Robinson, MBA is also known as The Stress Slayer.  Lane used alternative therapies to heal herself from a traumatic brain injury when doctors told her she would never work again.  This journey into investigation Eastern Practice led her to discover her intuitive and energetic healing abilities.  Property clearing is one of the many services she offers at thestressslayer.com.

 

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.

 

 

How to Simplify the Season

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It seems to me that there are two kinds of people.  Those who LOVE the holidays and keep taking on more and more and more until they unintentionally drive themselves and everyone around them crazy.  Or, there are those who DREAD the holidays and just want to put a blanket over themselves and emerge again on January 2.

Regardless of what type of person you are, you will probably agree that the holidays are stressful – much more stressful than the rest of the year.

You can take just three steps to reduce stress this holiday season.

# 1 – Question holiday traditions

Now some of you may think that I am crazy, but seriously, holiday traditions are the number one cause of stress.  The reason is that most of them are created when we are children, but as the family dynamic changes, most families try to keep up with traditions that can be impractical or obsolete.  Take a look at the traditions you and your household and family and friends follow each year and ask  yourself – do these traditions still make sense?

#2 – Avoid the white flour and white sugar

I love a good holiday cookie as much as the next person.  I can eat a dozen spritz cookies in a day!  About five years ago, I moved back up into the high mountains at an elevation of 9000 feet – and baking is nearly impossible.  I didn’t eat the sugar that year and I felt SO much better.  Sugar diminishes your body’s natural ability to resist stress.  If you don’t want to eliminate the goodies, they at least cut back.

#3 – Reduce the amount of stuff

Objects in your home and work space cause stress.  The more of them there are, the more moving molecular energy is around you.  During the holidays, we tend to add stuff – in the workplace and in the home.  Holiday decorations, gifts, wrappings and trimmings, snacks and food all take up physical and energetic space.  It is okay to have some of these things around, but keep them simple.  You will rest better and be able to release stress and feel calmer.

If you’d like a tool that will help you create a new holiday plan, how to make your body more stress resistant during the holidays, and learn some easy ways to keep holiday stress at bay, check out this  Holiday Gladness Guide!  In less than an hour and for the price of a manicure, you can simplify your holiday and bring in the joy!

Lane Robinson is The Stress Slayer.  The fundamentals she teaches have three basic steps.  Lane created her stress management protocol to heal herself from a traumatic brain injury when doctors advised her that she would never work again and needed anti-depressants, pain killers and sleeping pills.  She refused, healed herself using alternative therapies and Eastern medicine and now teaches others how to have healthy balance without taking medications.  You can learn more about Lane at thestressslayer.com.

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.