The Living Stress Free Bible: 20 Techniques to Make Your Like Less Stressful

The Living Stress Free Bible contains 20 innovative techniques, plus 26 bonus practices to help you not only manage your stress but reduce it and prevent it from interfering with your life. Based on Marilyn’s 30 years of clinical expertise and the foundational teachings of Living Stress Free Inc, the methods taught in this book will offer you the experience of being in a wellness seminar, yoga class, life coaching meeting, psychotherapy session, and mindfulness retreat all rolled up into one complete, inspiring collection of strategies designed to help you feel better and do better right now.

 

Five Bad Habits Affecting Your Relationships

Five Bad Habits Affecting Your Relationships

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” — Henry David Thoreau This is a wonderful quote by Thoreau that is applicable to any type of relationship. Whether it be coworkers, friends, family,...

Stop Trying to Relax

Stop Trying to Relax

Did you ever notice the more you try, the harder it is? When watching the 2005 holiday movie “The Family Stone” last week, I always enjoy the bar scene with Ben (Luke Wilson) and Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker). Ben is trying to cheer Meredith up after she feels bad...

Does Thinking Interfere with Happiness?

Does Thinking Interfere with Happiness?

I was working on the computer at home today and I decided to put some music on. Although it may sound mundane to some people, I must say that one of the things I am grateful for in my life is the ability to shuffle my playlist. I can shuffle all my music all day long....

In the Defense of Love

In the Defense of Love

There is a wonderful teaching in yoga that flips the world over and inside out from the way most of us see ourselves, each other, and the world at large. The teaching is simple but it goes against almost everything we are told to believe every day. The teaching is we...

The Allure of Escapism

The Allure of Escapism

I remember when I was a young girl hearing the famous 1970s commercial that touted "Calgon, take me away,” referring to powdered water softener. The commercial would feature a beautiful woman relaxing in her bathtub, taking a break from her chaotic household. It...

You Are What You Are Looking For

You Are What You Are Looking For

Recently, we were asked a wonderful question. The question was simple and came from the heart. We enjoyed the question so much we thought it was worth sharing. We hope you enjoy it too. Question: What is the essence of Living Stress Free? What is the goal of our...

What Does Perfect Mental Health Look Like?

One of the first things I realized when I started working with people on their mental health issues was they identified with their stress and were unable to see beyond it. They forgot about the healthy part of them, whether they decided it was covered up or completely...

Can You Really Live Stress Free?

Can You Really Live Stress Free?

Someone on Twitter recently asked me: Is it really a goal to live stress free? Or is it more to manage stress effectively and figure out what level is productive? Her question is a common one that I’d like to clarify and discuss. Living stress free is not a remote...

Put Down the Magnifying Glass

Put Down the Magnifying Glass

Through my work as a therapist and personal experience as a meditator, I can honestly say living life through the filter of thinking alone and cultivating constant opinions and ideas leads to stress in one form or another. It is easy to get fascinated with thinking...