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Stress, stillness & your menstrual cycle - what's the connection?

When it comes to the health of our menstrual cycle, we cannot avoid the impact of stress. But what kind of relationship do we have with stress? Have we made stress just a normal way to be? And therefore the effects it may be having on our cycle, also just the way it is? Sara explores stress, the menstrual cycle and the importance of stillness over on the Follow your Flow blog. Find out why stillness is THE most important ingredient you need to have in your treatment plan when dealing with any menstrual or reproductive issues. Enjoy! Find out more at the upcoming ‘Stillness & Cycles’ mini-workshop in Melbourne on Sunday 23rd June.

Your BFF for connection.

In our last Living Stillness blog “Stressed? Do you have this essential ingredient in your treatment plan?” Sara Harris founder & co-owner of Living Stillness brought to our awareness that connection is a very needed antidote to address the modern-day plague of stress that is having an effect on our mental & physical health. So how do we build connection? Sometimes when life gets very intense, our mind can get a bit foggy and even the simplest tools of how to connect can slip from our awareness. So, to make connection really simple remember the acronym BFF – Breathe, Feel your Feet, Freedom to Feel… Breathe – Did you know an adult breathes an average of 23,040 breaths a day? The body is amaz

Stressed? Do you have this essential ingredient in your treatment plan?

How do I manage stress?…is probably one of the most common questions we get asked in the clinic. Stress is of course, very subjective and can be difficult to measure yet studies have shown that 60 – 80% of primary care doctor visits are related to stress (1). Other sources across the internet claim that 90-95% of all disease is stress related. Often it will encompass symptoms of anxiety, exhaustion, depression and terms like burn-out or break-down are used when referring to extreme stress. Stress affects us mentally and emotionally whilst having an unmistakable impact on our physical body. So what is stress exactly? Medicine Net’s definition – ‘In a medical or biological context stress is a

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