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Psssst! The Health Mindset Podcast is now the Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis Podcast!

I’m still hosting and giving you all the information, tips, and tools that you’re used to getting. Now, in season two I’m inviting expert guests living with a chronic illness to give you even more inspiration!

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“If you have been diagnosed with MS, you’ve struck gold by finding it. It’s a guiding arm around you as you navigate what to do. But even without a specific diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you will benefit from Andrea’s wisdom.”

“It is refreshing to have a book that fosters hope and promotes self-healing.”

“A true guide on how to listen to our bodies, connect to them, nurture ourselves and understand the power of our mindset.”

 “I will be recommending Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis widely to all my patients when dealing with a diagnosis or setback!”

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Andrea Hanson Coaching, The Health Mindset Podcast Episode 21 Can Stress Be Helpful?

Health Mindset Podcast, Episode 21

We know what stress does to our body – sickness, systemic and hormonal problems, not to mention generally feeling like a basket case. But do you know what it does to your brain? There are big changes that happen to our brains under stress that hinder our progress – I’m talking all about those changes and how they hold us back.

I hear from a lot of people who swear by a little stress to get them moving. But there’s a fine line between a little push for motivation and chronic, bad for you stress. This week, I’m looking at why that is, what’s really going on and how to get that motivation without tipping over into the chronic stress arena.

Some stress is completely involuntary and we have no say in controlling it. But there’s a large amount of everyday stress that we all can control pretty easily. So we’re talking about different kinds of stress – what you can control and what you can’t.

In this episode, you will learn-

-3 types of stress we all can control – and how to stop it.

-Why we think stress can motivate us and what’s really happening in our brains when we stress.

-The “stress is good” myth and how it can hurt way more than it helps.

-How to back off pressuring yourself and still get amazing things done in your day.

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About Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis

Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis podcast

Hear inspiring discussions with people living with chronic illness. These people went after their passions and big goals -even when everyone told them they couldn’t. Listen to stories of resilience and gratitude in the face of uncertainty.

I’m your host, Andrea W. Hanson, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Autoimmune Rebel living with multiple sclerosis. You’ll not only fall in love with these guests, but you’ll soak up positive mindset tips and ideas to find your own unique path to success.

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