Managing Stress

Handle Stress Under Pressure

By Sylvia Lafair | April 8, 2020 |

Hi everybody! So, gala fair here, and I have a few tips about handling stress. Every call I get, every email I get, every text I get has something about stress, overwhelmed stress. How to handle stress, hating stress and then I’ll ask this question, are you in distress or you stress? And they think…

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How to Move Out of Fear

By Sylvia Lafair | April 7, 2020 |

I am getting the same questions over and over with the same request. “Hey, Dr. Sylvia, what advice do you have to move out of the fear that is rampant these days.”   Comments are so similar. From ones about wasting time to ones about poor sleep or gorging on junk food or drinking too much. Others are about arguing over…

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How to Handle Stress in Difficult Times

By Sylvia Lafair | April 3, 2020 |

Hi everyone! Well, here we are at home and I’ve been doing a survey, and the survey has been asking how people are coping and looking at coping mechanisms, and it’s been very interesting because they fall into kind of specific categories. Some are into the eating and binge eating, and for me, it’s chocolate…

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What are your usual coping mechanisms?

By Sylvia Lafair | April 1, 2020 |

I did a survey asking the following question: What are your usual coping mechanisms?   Take a minute and answer it for yourself.  The responses I received went from “Eating junk food” to “Playing games online” to “Binge-watching “Tiger King” to “Mixing a batch of martinis” and on and on.   Most responses were about indulging in one way…

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7 Ways to “Practice Safe Stress” during times of confusion and chaos

By Sylvia Lafair | March 25, 2020 |

What do you do when others are driving you nuts? When you can’t seem to catch your breath because so much is being asked of you? When you must change your schedule to please others who claim to need you ‘right now’?   Do you go on the attack and say whatever comes to mind to…

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Finding Peace of Mind During These Uncertain Times

By Sylvia Lafair | March 18, 2020 |

Here is one email among many that are all requesting the same thing: peace of mind. Here is the email and how I responded.  Dear Dr. Sylvia,  I am almost frozen with fear. The news is awful, my health is fair, my finances are poor and my ability to look at this time as a “learning experience” is dwindling. …

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How Great Leaders Tackle Anxiety and Overwhelm

By Sylvia Lafair | March 12, 2020 |

So many people these days are asking me what do we do with the anxiety. I’m feeling stuff I haven’t created. It’s out there, but I’ve got to handle it and we all all of us really need to know how to handle it. So, think about this, you’re taking a walk in the woods…

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What to do when life seems out of balance

By Sylvia Lafair | December 18, 2019 |

Everyone is telling me this year has more stress and strain than in the past? You agree? “Why,” people are asking, “is life so much more out of balance now?” I must admit, I’m not sure. However, I have a hunch that all the social media stuff is really making us kinda crazy. I was…

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How to get yourself out of overwhelm

By Sylvia Lafair | December 11, 2019 |

How to get yourself out of overwhelm seems to be a recurring theme right now.  One of my clients put it this way “I came home from work and kicked the dog.”   Then, at least 7 other clients texted me this week with concerns that were variations on the ‘kick the dog’ theme.  They were all about the conundrum (what…

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Practice Safe Stress

By Sylvia Lafair | September 29, 2019 |

Calling all ambitious, motivated female leaders to let go of overwhelm and learn SAFE STRESS. + Learn the technique of Safe Stress (that unique area between the extremes of exhaustion and not giving a damn). + Find the best way for you to stop burnout before it stops you. + Practice the specific communication that…

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