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Stress Relief
5 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Holiday Season, Holiday Stress, Stress, Stress Relief, Traveling Tips 0

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho! Off to the airport you go!

Or…

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho! Pack up your car so you can go!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the next couple of weeks will fly by so start preparing for any travel now.

Just the thought of going to the airport or loading up your car so you can travel on the roads during the busiest time of year, can create or
increase anxiety. Here are a few hints that can help decrease stress and increase the chances of having a more enjoyable travel experience.

1. Prior to packing, either have a list of the things you want and need to bring or put then in a pile or stack somewhere so when you are ready to
pack, it is just a matter of putting your things in a suitcase or travel bag.

It can be frustrating when you spend a great deal of time planning your travels, only to arrive in North Dakota without your jacket, or you have
forgotten your glasses, or better yet the gifts you have spent time shopping for (after you made a budget ) and wrapping are sitting at home on the
kitchen counter.

2. Whether you are driving (or going by bus or train) or flying, two of the most helpful hints are to leave extra above and beyond time to prepare
for you departure. In addition, leave extra time for traveling to your departure destination. If your schedule allows it, try to plan (for those of you
driving) for traffic. It is not much fun to miss the holidays because you are sitting on I-75 in a traffic jam.

3. This one will be the most difficult… Be Patient. If you plan on a little frustration, aggravation, and traffic when and if it happens, you will be
prepared for it.

Try and enjoy the traveling process during the holidays, make it part of
the adventure and remember the most famous question in traveling…

Are we there yet? Safe travels!


Lisa Beilman is an Orlando Counselor who practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in stress managementconflict resolutionFacebook counselingcouples counselingelder counselingfamily counseling and career counseling.


5 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Stress, Stress Relief 0

Tis the time of year….

The kids are back in school and from now until the New Year time flies!

Over the next couple of months my “Helpful Hints from Helouise” ( I
borrowed the term from my sister) blogs will cover-managing holiday stress,
family dynamics and staying in the black and out of the red this holiday
shopping season.

Stress management here we come!


Lisa Beilman is an Orlando Counselor who practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in stress managementconflict resolutionFacebook counselingcouples counselingelder counselingfamily counseling and career counseling.


6 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Stress, Stress Relief 0

Whether you are transitioning to a new job, new position at work, job hunting, starting school or college, having kids, thinking about having kids, getting married, getting divorced or are empty-nesters, just to name a few, these are things that can cause or increase stress/anxiety. Change often creates anxiety and one of the most helpful ways to handle stress is with support. Friends, family, support groups, or having a place in your life that feels safe. That safe place can be a friend, partner, spouse, your home, playing or listening to music, a bath, playing sports, or your couch and a blanket. Whatever, or where ever, you feel safe, relaxed and calm, make a “date” with that place as often as possible.

As humans, I believe, we all need a place to feel safe, where we don’t have to be “on”, in-charge or in-control, a place where we can just be ourselves. Since we can only control ourselves, and not our surroundings, taking care of ourselves is very important. Here are some things that will contribute to keeping stress down and bodies healthier:

  • eat healthy
  • get enough sleep
  • exercise
  • have a safe place
  • have an outlet for stress (my friend picked up Karate while going through a divorce..it is a wonderful outlet for stress and emotion release)
  • be around people who make you laugh
  • ask for help and support

and try to remember the only constant is change so being able to manage “change” (which can translate to stress) may be easier and less stressful!


Orlando Counselor Lisa Beilman practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in Facebook counselingcouples counselingconflict resolutionstress managementelder counselingcareer counseling and family counseling.


6 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Finding Balance, Relaxing, Stress Relief 0

Doing nothing? Surely this is a typo when we live in a society of mega-multitasking. Social media has made it possible, not necessarily favorable, to have access to our work emails, to-do lists, employers, employees, friends and family at all times. Some part of reaching friends and family more easily is good, but where does the line get drawn? Why do you think that taking cruises have become so popular in recent years? No Cell Service. We need a break from the constant inflow of information, having to respond, and out flow of information that has become the norm. We have lost the ability to just sit and relax without our brains telling us all the things we need to be doing. We have turned into human doers and have lost the ability to just be a human being, meaning we are so often doing and so infrequently just being. Here is a little homework challenge if you choose to take it on:

-spend 20 minutes a day just relaxing, taking to your family, recharging yourself, walking your dogs (without talking on the phone or sending emails) and recharging your coping skills (coping skills need down time too, along with sleep), which are very important to have recharged when life can get stressful.

It may feel awkward at first but hang in there-you can do it, and you may even feel happier and less stressed. Good Luck and Enjoy!


Orlando Counselor Lisa Beilman practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in conflict resolutionelder counselingFacebook counseling, couples counselingcareer counselingstress management and family counseling.


6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: 4th of July, Stress Relief, Summer Time 0

It seems strange to me that the 4th of July holiday falls on a Wednesday, I don’t know why but it feels like a weekend holiday, even though every seven years it falls on a Wednesday. So here is my Helpful Hints from Heloise.

Woohoo, you get to work two days, have a day off, work two more days and have two days off, sounds like a good plan to me, maybe every week could be like this week!

Have a safe and Happy Holiday and enjoy and extra day off to relax!


Orlando Counselor Lisa Beilman practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in couples counseling, elder counselingFacebook counselingstress managementcareer counselingconflict resolution and family counseling.


6 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Finding Balance, Stress Relief 0

Every time you do something, do it the very best you can and realize that every time you do something, it may not be as good as you would have liked it to be or as good as it was the first time, and that is OK. It is what we call being human. Keep trying and know that your efforts in life, whatever they may be, will be on a roller coaster. We don’t always like the roller coaster life offers us, but it provides us the opportunity to learn a great deal about ourselves if we pay attention. So give it your best, smile and move on.


Orlando Counselor Lisa Beilman practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in conflict resolutionelder counselingFacebook counseling, couples counselingcareer counselingstress management, and family counseling.


7 years, 1 month ago Posted in: Stress Relief 0

Well the year is well on it’s way and there seems to be “something” in the air for those of us living in and around Orlando. I think it started off with the Daytona 500 race, then Bike Week, 3 weeks of spring break, traffic (need I say more?), Easter/Passover, summer heat and now April 15th is right around the corner.

One of the things that I have noticed is that people are feeling a bit more on-edge and struggling to make coping skills effective. For those of you who remember the cartoon “The Jetson’s” and their dog Astro who is on a tread mill, and then it gets ahead of him, he falls and then is just caught going around and around on the tread mill….does that feel familiar?

Here are a few things to help with the over stressed feeling that seems to be in the air….

1. Find some time for yourself everyday. Even if it is 10 minutes to talk to someone, take some deep breaths, make a phone call to someone important instead of texting them knowing you don’t have time to talk.

2. Take the never-ending “to-do” list that kicks into high gear when you are trying to fall asleep at night and write it all down. You can organize it later into manageable “bites” so it is not so over-whelming.

3. Once a week try and doing something that is relaxing or enjoyable for you. Schedule it in if you have to: read on Wednesday night, play golf on Saturday, take a bath, watch a television program without mult-tasking or anything else that is relaxing to you.

4. Take time to smell the “roses”…we miss so much on our way to getting “somewhere”

5.. Remember that taking care of yourself is important and you are worth it!

It is never to late to be happier and more content in your life…start today!


Lisa Beilman is an Orlando Counselor who practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in couples counselingFacebook counseling, conflict resolutionstress management, career counselingelder counseling and family counseling.


7 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Finding Balance, Stress Relief 0

So the holidays are over, the New Year has begun and now the feelings of “blah” have set in, since there are not so many “goings on” to distract us. This is a wonderful time to work on finding balance and resolving issues in your life that you now have, too much, time to think about. Start out small. Make a list of things you would like to work on, toward or accomplish and then, take one thing off the list and focus on that one thing. Sometimes we look at the whole big picture and it feels so overwhelming that we get paralyzed (metaphorically) with the feelings of being overwhelmed, and do nothing.

Breaking habits and changing thinking are awkward things to do, adjust and feel….take it slow…change happens slowly, sometimes so slow we don’t really notice until we reflect back. That is OK. That is how change happens not from one extreme to another, baby steps, one day at a time, sometimes one minute at a time. Be patient and loving to and with yourself, you can be your biggest critic or your biggest fan…you choose.

“Life is not about finding yourself…it is about creating yourself.” unknown author


Lisa Beilman is an Orlando Counselor who practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in stress management, couples counseling, conflict resolution, family counseling, elder counseling, Facebook counseling and career counseling.