Lighting strikes symbolize many things. Among them, the act of nature can represent the spark of an idea or it can represent a release of energy. This episode talks about how releasing and managing stress is similar to when lighting strikes. 

This past weekend, I traveled with my parents to New Jersey so we could celebrate my niece’s wedding. I have so many beautiful memories that left me beaming. The time surrounded by laughter, love, and light was time well spent, but I’m also exhausted from all the fun and the long travel. You wouldn’t believe what happened when my parents and I were returning from the trip.

I’m here to spend quality solo time with you for EP149’s Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride. Traveling can be stressful and sprinkled with unexpected moments. This return home became one of those times. My parents and I had a canceled flight on the way back, then drove from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA so we could get another flight.

On our Wise Walk, I talk about self-regulation and how to recover from stressful events. Stress is a healthy response and has a role in our body, yet how we engage this response makes all the difference. Come with me as we reflect on these Wise Walk questions:

    • How are you honoring your cortisol spikes and reactions to stressful situations?
    • Do you have a recovery plan to reset your body?

You can find many ways to self-regulate your response to stress. Finding ways to recover and check in with yourself empowers you to get back on track when you feel overwhelmed.

The power of self-study helps support your well-being and helps you manage stressful surprises. Release tension with these Wise Walk questions:

    • What moments can you find to take a break and self-regulate?
    • Are there ways to minimize your exposure to stressful situations?

Join this inspiring community to uncover a new sense of freedom, and be sure to follow and review the True Stride podcast as we continue to exchange our light and Heart Value with each other.


In this episode:

[00:23] – Welcome to the show!

[02:47] – Mary Tess talks about how to handle life when your plans get twisted.

[05:46] – Do you know the signs for your goal’s window of opportunity?

[07:49] – Mary Tess reflects on managing stress in a healthy way.

[10:11] – What moments can you find to take a break and self-regulate?

[11:54] – Mary Tess explains the power of self-study to help support your well-being and self-regulation.

[13:30] – Are there ways to minimize your exposure to stressful situations, and do you know what you need to recover when they do happen?

[16:25] – Thank you for listening!


Memorable Quotes:

  • “This is the plan and I hope the plan goes according to my intentions, and if they don’t, I hope I have the capacity to reroute or to manage the stressful event in a way so that we get the best outcome.” – Mary Tess


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