0015: How to Take the Stress Out of Stress - Dealing with Life Events

Are you thinking about making a change in your life? Or, maybe a change was thrust on you … without asking your permission, like the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or a relationship coming to an end. For anyone dealing with change in their life … whether the change you’re dealing with is proactive or reactive, you are going to deal with many of the same issues. When confronted with change, resistance shows up in all sorts of ways. We need to have some tools handy so we can let go gracefully.

In this episode, you will:

  • Learn how to handle changes with grace and ease
  • Explore why people resist making changes, especially important ones
  • Identify the thoughts that sabotage the change process

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  • [01:48] —I found this article on News-Medical.net. It talks about how women experience higher stress levels from major life events than men.
  • [06:15] —Aware Appreciation.
  • [08:33] —Are you thinking about making a change in your life? Or, maybe a change was thrust on you … without asking your permission.
  • [09:04] —When life presents us with an opportunity to let go, what does it look like when we are in resistance to that?
  • [16:05] —How do we let go gracefully? What does this look like? Here’s my ideas that you might apply to help you move through some sort of transition that you are needing to go through.
  • [19:08] —Even wanted change is stressful. Most of us lead busy and full lives. Change requires that we add activities and decisions to an already full plate. No wonder we resist!
  • [19:59] —I have a habit of making enemies out of people in my mind. I make up stories of what they are thinking about me … especially when I put myself out there publicly.

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Dr. Gala Gorman is an entrepreneur…consultant, mediator, broker, publisher and, formerly, accounting firm partner. This experience helped shape the creation of the show. As a change facilitator, she ignites transformation in businesses, families, students, clients and, especially, within herself. When asked about why she created the show, Gorman said: “Developing awareness is what's worked for me. In fact, I'm a bit of an Awareness Addict. And, I'm hoping you'll become addicted too.”