While journaling, meditating, nourishing my body, doing yoga/pilates, and having a routine help me maintain homeostasis in my body and mind, the following help me cope when the world outside is turbulent and I can feel it start to impact me:
Our gut, or enteric brain, is an important part of our body. It makes up the majority of our immune system and studies have shown when our gut microflora is impacted, our quality of life suffers.
The more I’ve done my own research into what it means to experience trauma, the more I’ve found that trauma encompasses a wide range of things. There’s even subcategories, like medical trauma and childhood trauma.
A mini-biofeedback experiment that helped me to determine activities that made me more stressed and when to take a deep breath.