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How to Show Up — A Guide for Introverts

How to Show Up — A Guide for Introverts

For a self-proclaimed introvert, my schedule tells another story. Both of my jobs require more than simple passing interactions with humans. Instead, I meet with hundreds of strangers both shopping at lululemon or attending my fitness classes daily. Conversations both surface level and deep, high […]

Cardio-Induced Panic Attacks are Real—Here’s How to Manage Them

Cardio-Induced Panic Attacks are Real—Here’s How to Manage Them

It was just another Tuesday night at the indoor cycling studio when it happened. I stepped off my instructor bike to bid my clients goodbye, slapping sweaty high-fives on their way out. Suddenly I was overcome by a deadening squeeze in my chest and an […]

10 Ways to Ease Anxiety, Naturally (Part 2)

10 Ways to Ease Anxiety, Naturally (Part 2)

As promised, part two is here. Read on to find tips on managing anxiety and times of high stress. This holiday season, set aside time for self-care and time to relax so you can enter the new year rejuvenated and ready to go.
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Fuel Your Body

During bouts of anxiety, what you eat can help level your mood and energy levels. Some may experience a loss of appetite while others may be hit with salty or sweet cravings–be mindful of what your body is calling out for.

Nourish your body and soul with healthful foods: brightly colored veggies for a variety of vitamins, warm and soothing soups, and even some dark chocolate (which may aid in boosting serotonin levels).

All the Teas

So this part sucks for us coffee lovers–caffeiene serves only to intensify feelings of anxiety. I’ve found it best to avoid it entirely when I’m feeling out of sorts. (I know. I never thought I’d say that. Ugh.)

Instead? All. The. Tea!

Keep a variety of your favorites on hand. Some of my go-tos include Yogi Tea’s Sleep Honey Lavender Stress Relief, St. Johns Wort Blues Away, and Bedtime. My dear friend Lauren also introduced me to Aveda Calm tea–I drink this staple both morning and night.

Still want your cup o’ joe? Learn to be okay with asking for decaf, if only for a while.

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10 Ways to Ease Anxiety, Naturally (Part 1)

10 Ways to Ease Anxiety, Naturally (Part 1)

It is no secret I’ve been working through flares of anxiety lately. While my support team has been quick to swoop in and I’ve taken time for self-care, I relied heavily on tips from others who’ve also shared my experience including dear friends and my […]

Why I’m Saying No to Hustle

Why I’m Saying No to Hustle

I’m coming up on my one-year anniversary of SF living. Yes, it is true–exactly one year ago I accepted a job offer in the city. I spent the first half of January packing up my San Diego condo, planning my trek north and saying my […]