Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 25, 2006
Scottsdale life coach Diane Baskind has released a new article on her web site, http://www.newperspectivesinc.net. The article, Overcome challenges and find happiness with these life-management techniques, reveals that the same practices that helped brain hemorrhage survivor Dara Stewart find her way back to health can help all of us improve our lives.
Relying on simple but powerful life and stress management techniques, Dara was able to not only recover from what her doctors had expected would be a disabling medical catastrophe, but to go on to find her life’s purpose and to discover a peace that far exceeded what she had previously known.
The article outlines these techniques, available to all of us, including the following:
- Manage stress: “Meditation was my initial way to relieve stress,” said Dara. As she recovered, she found that a connection with nature calmed and focused her. She combined hiking and meditation into mindfulness walks and volunteered at the Desert Botanical Garden in order to stay in touch with nature.
- Exercise: Dara found that yoga, in particular, helped keep her balanced. “It really made a big difference in the stress and the body tension that I was having and also it decreased the numbers of headaches that I had,” she said.
- Reach out to friends and family: “The immense support that I got from friends and family reminded me that no matter what happened to me, I was going to be ok,” Dara said. “Whether I died or became handicapped or lived an absolutely normal life, I would be ok.” Diagnosed immediately after a move to an unfamiliar town in California, Dara found additional community in her church and support groups.
"Often people wait until they’ve had a catastrophic event to begin their quest towards peace, happiness and success," said Baskind, “but we don’t have to find ourselves through adversity. Applying self-care and life-management techniques is something we can do today."
Along with the article, the web site includes other resources, including a monthly e-zine, to help people learn how to live happier lives.