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imagesWhen you are upset or stressed, it is important to know positive ways to cope on your own. Finding ways to self-soothe can help you feel at ease when you are dealing with frustration,

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  • February 8, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Thank you so much for this article, Dr. Nieves!!!! I have been struggling with a great deal of positive events and expressions of love, and I have handled it by increasing my chocolate and sugar intake. Not good for a 353 lb. diabetic determined to lose weight!!!

    I now have a list, thanks to you, of things I really would like to do instead of eating chocolate that are both soothing AND a reward.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! May your practice and your work continue to grow, prosper and thrive!!!!

    • February 8, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Dr. Williams! I am happy to read that this article helped you find new ways to cope and self-soothe with your struggles. Hope that my future articles will also offer other opportunities to help readers.


  • April 16, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Well I have an emotionally, mentally and physically demanding job as a nurse which I wouldn’t trade for the world, but it can lead to astronomical amounts of stress. The solutions for me are coming home, being alone in my sacred safe space, going outside in my garden of flowers and amongst nature. It is here that I get lost in tasks and forget about my stressors. My other favorite de stressor is dancing. I blast the music of my choice, which is either Salsa, Disco, or top hits. I put on a dress and dance as if I am the star of my own show. It lifts my mood, my self-esteem and restores my soul.

    I’ve recently read that both working with dirt and dancing both help elevate depression, which is something I’ve suffered from most of my life. It really does work! In fact I’d say it has saved my life.


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