Tips for managing stress

Feeling frazzled more and more? Here are some quick stress reduction practices from Candace Cable that will help you relax in the moment and on the go.

Deep breathing

Have you ever been so stressed that you have trouble breathing? This video will teach you how to take a deep breath, relax and it’s as easy as one, two, three.

Comfort foods

Have you ever eaten something in times of stress and felt worse afterwards? This video will give you ideas for true comfort foods. You can eat chocolate too!

Mindfulness meditation

Do you ever feel like your thoughts are an endless ticker tape galloping round your brain? Here’s a practice that can help those thoughts have a seat and rest awhile leaving you with peace and freedom.

About Candace Cable

Candace Cable believes that there were 4 elements that came together in 1975 that gave her, community, purpose, wellness and joy after her spinal cord injury at the age of 21 when she was ready to go of life. They were family, counseling, disabled students service’s office at Long Beach State University and adaptive sports. Candace pioneered the sport and equipment of wheelchair racing in the 70's and 80's. She went on to compete in 9 Paralympic Games in 3 sports winning 12 medals as well as compete in the Summer Olympic Games wheelchair racing exhibition on the track in 1984, 1988 and 1992 winning 2 medals.

Read her Life After Paralysis blog posts on our Paralysis community. Follow Candace on Facebook.

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