Kalish Method Certified, call us today! 323-577-5326 (LEAN)

Health & Happiness Articles

Geared to Smart, Take-Charge Women Over 40

 

Denise Trudeau, FMP, CEPC

Denise Trudeau, FMP, CEPC

Founder and Lead Practitioner

Hello and welcome to Vimergii Wellness. We are happy you are here and look forward to supporting you and other women who are over 40…and still fabulous! Check back weekly for your dose of nutrition, health and encouragement. And please don’t forget to check us out at The Inspired Queen (Inspired Living) or The Nourished Queen (Functional Health Solutions), our private facebook groups. A group designed specifically for YOU! Welcome again.

How Knowing Your EQ (Estrogen Quotient) May Save Your Life

As we leave October’s breast cancer awareness month, I want to share some of my personal story and provide you with some prevention information about your estrogen quotient. And if you read to the end, you'll find a discount on a helpful lab that may be just what you...

read more

Reflect on How Far You’ve Come & How Relaxed You Now Are

I have a question for you. Compared to earlier this month, or even last month, how much more relaxed has your life become as you worked your way through this 30 day series of relaxation and reducing stress? If you’ve been applying even just some of what I shared with...

read more

Small Lifestyle Changes Add Up To Big Change

As we come to an end of this 30 day challenge about reducing stress and relaxing more, I have one last important concept to share with you today. Much of what we talked about throughout this challenge, and particular the quick stress busting tips, seem small. When...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Fidget or Doodle

It’s time for one last stress buster tip. It’s hard to believe that we’re almost coming to an end of this 30 part series on relaxation and reducing stress. I hope you’ve given all the quick stress buster tips I’ve shared with you so far a try and have found a few that...

read more

The Importance of Hobbies And Creative Pursuits

Let’s talk about hobbies and doing something creative today. To be a little more specific, today’s blog post is about how they can help you stress less and relax more. In short, hobbies and other creative pursuits bring balance to your life. They are the perfect...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Do Something Indulgent Just For You

Not all quick stress busters will be your favorite, even if they do work. Today I have something fun to share with you. I want you to do something indulgent just for yourself. It doesn’t matter how big or small, it just has to have meaning for you. Just For You I’m...

read more

Carve Out Time for Quiet Contemplation 

We’re busier than ever in this day and age. We’re bombarded by beeps, messages, and advertisements 24/7. We live in an age of constantly being connected and constantly being interrupted. It’s a wonder we get anything done. Without a doubt these constant distractions...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Hit the Gym 

Stress and Exercise You’ll either love or hate today’s stress buster tip. The idea is to get in an intense workout to release tension and get those feel-good endorphins pumping through your body. Trust me, it works extremely well. Even if you’re cringing at the...

read more

Time to Find and Cut Out Stressors 

Reducing stress by focusing on relaxation and other stress reducing techniques including the ones we’ve been talking about is great, but what’s even better is finding and cutting out some of the stuff that stresses you out in the first place. That’s what today’s post...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Brew A Cup Of Tea 

Are you ready for another quick and easy stress buster? Today we’re going to brew a cup of tea. If that’s not your “cup of tea” (pun intended), keep reading. I have some tweaks and suggestions for you to make it work. The Tea Tradition There is a long tradition of...

read more

Listen To Your Body – It Tells You When to Slow Down 

Here’s a lesson I’ve learned the hard way and I don’t want you to have to do the same. Listen to your body. It will tell you when you need to slow down and when you need to go get some much deserved rest. Pushing past that point may be possible for a little while, but...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Phone a Friend 

I’m back today with another great stress buster that you can do anytime anywhere. To borrow a line from a game show, I’m giving you the option to “phone a friend”. Think of it as your very own safety line whenever you are feeling particularly stressed out. What's...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Laugh Out Loud

I hope you’re ready for another fun stress buster. This may seem a little silly at first glance and even the first few times you try it, but trust me, it works like a charm. I’m talking about laughing out loud. Not the messaging LOL, but a belly laugh that comes from...

read more

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? 

How did you sleep last night? More importantly, how long did you sleep? Not getting enough sleep is one of the top causes for feeling stressed. Think of sleep as the ultimate form of relaxation. It’s something we need. If you don’t believe me, try to stay awake for...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Lose Yourself In A Book Or Movie  

Today’s quick stress buster is going to be a lot of fun. I’m recommending that you lose yourself in a good book, movie, or even a few episodes of your favorite TV show. That’s right, I’m giving you permission to play hooky and watch a movie or a trashy novel. Just be...

read more

Your Stuff May Be Stressing You Out 

Here’s an interesting idea. All that stuff you have laying around the house, the yard, the garage, the office, and not to mention the storage building you had to rent because you couldn’t fit it anywhere else is adding to your stress load. It may sound odd, but your...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Start Journaling 

I’m back with another quick stress buster idea for you today. Like most of them, this is something you should try today and then if it works for you start incorporating into your daily habits. Today’s tip is to start journaling. Old School or High Tech It doesn’t...

read more

The Value Of Doing Nothing At All 

When is the last time you didn’t do anything? I don’t mean wasting time surfing the web or binging on the latest episodes of your favorite show on Netflix. I’m talking about sitting or lying there quietly with nothing to do. No obligations, no entertainment, no...

read more

Stress Buster: Plant Something 

Today I have another fun stress busting exercise for you. Go plant something. I’m serious. There’s something very relaxing about sticking your hands in the dirt. It’s also incredibly rewarding when you can make a plant grow. Give it a try and see if even a quick 30...

read more

Work Hard and Play Hard 

If you’re one of those Type-A women who love to give everything they do a 100% effort, or if you simply enjoy your work and are passionate about what you do, I suggest you not only work hard, but also play hard. While it may sound like we’ve been focusing only on the...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Try Meditating 

Today I’m back with another quick stress busting tip for you. These are short, actionable strategies you can implement right away. The best approach is to try these stress busters as soon as you read them. Take note of the ones that work well for you and deploy them...

read more

You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

Whenever you fly on an airplane, you have to go through a safety presentation before take-off. This used to consist of the flight attendants demonstrating the use of seat belts, and reviewing emergency information, but these days, it’s often presented as a video on...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Go For A Walk 

It’s time for another quick stress buster tip. Today, my suggestion is that you go out there and take a walk. This is probably nothing new today, but let me ask you this: How often do you actually go out for a walk when you’re feeling stressed or need to recharge? My...

read more

Taking Time to Relax Actually Helps You Get More Done

You’re busy, I get it. There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get it all done. Who has time to relax and just take it easy for a while aside from the weekly vacation once a year? Even then, we tend to cram as many activity into that well deserved time off…...

read more

How To Know That You’re Too Stressed

What is Stress? Stress isn’t, in and off itself, a bad thing. It’s a natural process designed to protect or at least prepare us for imminent danger. Stress helps us run fast to catch a train, or run away from a threat. It’s the trigger to our fight or flight response....

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Take A Nap 

Naps Aren't Just for Toddlers! Throughout this month, I’m going to share some of my favorite quick stress busters with you. These are quick and easy strategies and ideas you can put to work right away to relax more and stress less. While not all of them will become...

read more

The Importance Of Rest And Relaxation

In today’s fast paced world we’re constantly on the go. We work long hours and even bring extra work home to catch up on at night and on the weekend. We work hard at parenting, keeping up the house and yard, and maintaining a social life. We are busier than ever, yet...

read more

The Dangers Of Stress

Stress isn’t inherently a bad thing. Really it’s a vital survival process that allowed us to flee from dangerous situation or prepare to fight during the "caveman" days. Even today, stress can motivate us to take action and help us get through important work. There is...

read more

How Relaxing More Can Help Reduce Stress

Hi ladies! Welcome to the Relaxation and Stress Reduction mini-course. Over the course of the coming month, you’ll be seeing a lot of content about relaxing and reducing stress here at www.vimergii.com. I find this such an important area for most of my clients so I'm...

read more

Quick Stress Buster: Take A Breath 

In yesterday’s post we talked quite a bit about the effects of stress and how to spot that you’re starting to get stressed out. Whenever you notice this, it’s time for a quick stress buster. Today I have another quick tip to share with you for something you can do...

read more

Reflect On How Far You’ve Come 

Day 30 - Reflect On How Far You’ve Come  I hope you’ve enjoyed this 30 part series of building courage and increasing self-confidence as much as I have. More importantly I hope you’ve learned a thing or two and started to put this knowledge into action. The confidence...

read more

Make A List Of Your Strengths, Skills, And Achievements

Day 29 - Confidence Hack – Make A List Of Your Strengths, Skills, And Achievements  No matter how confident and courageous we become, we all have days when we feel less than our best. It’s normal to go through times when you struggle with self-esteem and confidence....

read more

Cultivate A New Habit

Day 27 - Confidence Hack – Cultivate A New Habit  It’s time for another confidence hack. Today is all about cultivating new habits. There’s nothing to boost your confidence like getting into the habit of doing something positive. I don’t care if it’s giving up coffee...

read more

Let’s Talk Diet, Exercise, and Sleep 

Day 26: Lifestyle Habits; Let’s Talk Diet, Exercise, and Sleep  As we near the end of this 30 day blog series to build our courage and increase self-confidence, I think it’s important that we discuss diet, exercise, and sleep. They may not be the...

read more

Make Yourself A Promise And Keep It 

Confidence Hack – Make Yourself A Promise And Keep It  It’s time for another confidence hack. These are short little actionable tips that you can implement right away to grow your courage and self-confidence. Today is another great example of how a simple idea and a...

read more

The Power Of Being Prepared 

Day 24 - Preparation and Self-Confidence We all have times when we don’t feel confident or are even worried about what we’re supposed be doing. Often the reason for the worry is that we’re not certain what we should be doing. For example, when you first start a new...

read more

Confidence Hack – Eat That Frog

Day 23 - Confidence Hack – Eat That Frog In yesterday’s post I shared some tough love with you and explained why complaining about things isn’t a good long-term strategy. In today’s confidence hack we’re going to piggyback on that idea by eating the frog. Often the...

read more

Focus On Solutions

Day 22 - Stop Complaining And Start To Focus On Solutions I have some tough words to share with you today and for some of you, it will not be the easiest thing to read and come to grasp with. Believe me when I say that I’m sharing this because as a coach, it’s...

read more