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In effort to always help you reach your Limitless Potentials Dr. Kathryn Shafer and her colleagues post to this blog. 
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4 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress

4 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress

Parties, family gatherings, tasty food, liquid cheer, commitments to friends and work – love them or hate them, the Holidays can get stressful. According to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)*, 64% of people suffering from a mental illness say that the holidays make it worse. But this is the case for everyone, not just those already suffering. It’s a challenging time and we often set unrealistic expectations for ourselves as well as others. This can be an especially trying time for those recovering from an addiction. That’s why it is important to remember to give yourself the gift of “self-care.” Here are a few tips to help get you through the Holidays and even clear the way for 2019.

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How to be a better you without changing a thing!

How to be a better you without changing a thing!

Doesn’t that sound great?  I was reading in the July/August Daily Word this morning and this is an article by Sam Bennet.  He writes about “Deb”, a person who wants to be more peaceful, a life filled with laughter, etc yet every day she is exhausted, stressed out, and overwhelmed.  Sound familiar?  He goes on to say she gets everything done for everybody else but the things that matter most to her fall off the list completely.  She feels she has no time to devote to the things she likes to do, as that would be selfish. Still sound familiar?  Can relate a little?

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Every Day is a Dynamic Event!!!

Every Day is a Dynamic Event!!!

From Daily Om:

Do you want to start getting what you REALLY WANT (instead of just settling for what you think you deserve)? Do you want to reinvent yourself, creating a positive, powerful, sparkling, radiant presence that announces to the world how much you LOVE yourself and your life? Imagine the energy of your true spirit amplified across the entire spectrum. Imagine your spirit shaping the whole of your experience, creating lasting excitement, happiness and fulfillment. Believe it or not, you already hold the power to all this (and so much more). You just need to tap into the right internal energy. Your self-image is a combination of both your energetic vibration and your physical form. It informs the world of who you are, what you think of yourself, and how you expect to be treated. If your self-image is not in alignment with your true spirit, your vibration will feel tired, shabby, and low. Under these circumstances, you’ll live a life pining away for those few bright spots that peek out amidst the ho-hum drudgery of daily monotony.

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Spring into Action

Spring into Action

OK SunFest is almost over and it will be Summer soon!  Time to get back on track with your self care schedule now!  Check out the new Yoga schedule at Limitless and we are welcoming a new male teacher Dakota who is taking on Jillian’s classes. There are classes every day at various times to fit your schedule.

When the Body Says No:  Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection-Gabor Mate (2011)

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection-Gabor Mate (2011)

In his comprehensive book Dr. Mate, explores how psychosocial stress contributes to ill health. Emotional competence, that is self regulation tools, are what we need to develop and practice if we are going to protect ourselves from the hidden and overt stressors that can risk our health. He states we need to teach emotional competence to our children and practice it ourselves as the best preventative medicine.

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Trick or Treat!…‘Tis the Season! Now until January 2017… FOOD, FUN™, FREEDOM, FELLOWSHIP, during the Holidays!

Trick or Treat!…‘Tis the Season! Now until January 2017… FOOD, FUN™, FREEDOM, FELLOWSHIP, during the Holidays!

The parade of the Holidays, and all the excitement and anticipation for them begins in October starting with Halloween (actually we start feeling it Labor Day weekend). You are probably already thinking and making plans for them…oy! Knowing this, take responsibility and decide now how to stay on track with your health, recovery, diet, faith, and emotions during this holiday season. From now until January you will be challenged in all of your relationships (lovers, family, friends, school, work). There are self-imposed expectations, rituals, parties, and family events that will put your self-care, weight control, spending habits, and time management to the test.

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Yoga for coping and healing from Cancer, Trauma, Depression, Family Discord, Anger Management and extreme stress.

Yoga for coping and healing from Cancer, Trauma, Depression, Family Discord, Anger Management and extreme stress.

Life can be difficult at times and when it is there are tools that can help.  Research, neuroscience, and countless self help books validate that unresolved, repressed, even events that have been “dealt with” in psychotherapy often endure.  Symptoms can range from chronic fatigue, mood swings, anxiety and panic attacks, physical pain, and “numbing out” behaviors.  In addition to talk therapies, getting the body on board in the healing journey with movement such as yoga, walking, swimming, dancing, in a private session or group fitness class is not only helpful, but actually quite healthy for anti-aging, weight control, improving confidence, balance, flexibility and just practicing being in your breathing body!

Dr.  Kathy

Are you aware this is Trauma awareness month?  Especially in Florida!

Are you aware this is Trauma awareness month? Especially in Florida!

Hello!  In case you did not, you are have heard or have been impacted in some way by the recent tragedies in Florida. What is not being talked about which is typical in stressful times is who is being called (if anyone) to provide the mental health services that are desperately needed for the trauma survivors, families, and others impacted by these horrific events.  What is also not being addressed is what are the qualifications of a “trauma therapist”? Who is “qualified” to treat acute recent or what is called “Type 1 Trauma” or a series or traumatic event that “triggers” a series of traumatic events known as “Type 2 Traumas”. 

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Yoga for Cancer Survivors and Oh S___ Yoga!

Yoga for Cancer Survivors and Oh S___ Yoga!

Join Dr. Kathy ( a stage 3 breast Cancer survivor) on Fridays April 29th, May 27th, an June 17th from 5:30 to 7:00PM.  Learn FUN™ Power Tools for coping with the Cancer diagnosis and treatment. Cost is $30. Stay tuned for flyer and registration information.

Also the yogi inspired Oh SH___ Yoga on Wednesdays:  4/27, 5/25, 6/8 from 5:30 to 7PM at Limitless led by Dr. Kathy.  Learn FUN™, Fabulous, Flow Yoga to calm the mind and relax the body…new yoga minds and bodies welcome.  The year is almost 1/2 over!  Renew your commitment to you!

Spring into LiFeForce Yoga this Wednesday- 3/23- from 5:30-7PM

Spring into LiFeForce Yoga this Wednesday- 3/23- from 5:30-7PM

Learn how to manage your mood, release limiting beliefs and have FUN™ with Life Now

Join Dr. Kathy to create a self care and Spring Detox that you can put into action NOW!  No more Monkey Business.  The full moon is this Wednesday so bring in your energy and clean out those chakras to receive what is waiting for you!  $15 Donation.

Here is what Amy Weintraub, author YOGA FOR DEPRESSION, and YOGA SKILLS FOR THERAPISTS, LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute has to say about Dr. Kathy:

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