{Video} How to Keep Calm & Carry On: Manage Stress & Anxiety

Welcome to Part 1/4 Facebook Live series “I’m Paying it Forward” where I pull back the curtain on the tips, tools and life hacks I’ve learned after over a decade of working with some of the top healers, teachers and coaches in this world and have successfully used with myself and with my clients.

This Facebook Live series was inspired by a dear family friend, Mariane, who transitioned on Februrary 26, 2017. It’s because of her I’m able to do what I do today and be of service in this world as a coach, yoga & meditation teacher, writer and speaker. For many years she took great care of my children and my home while I committed to my personal and professional growth through numerous trainings, workshops and retreats. This is in dedication to her life and legacy. May she rest in peace. And may you be inspired and encouraged to LIVE A LIFE YOU LOVE…NOW.

Because at the end of the day none of know how much time we have on this earth.


We all have stress – whether it’s physical, emotional or chemical stress. We’re human and it’s part of our nature as we try to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. Many of us start and end our day, struggling to cope with the anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and sometimes depression. But there’s a better way.
At the end of the day we really don’t have control over what happens outside of us and how other people behave.

But what we do have control over is how we behave, how we react and the meaning we give to our experiences.

When you become more aware of this truth and accept that change is inevitable, rather than get lost in worry and pain, you can access your inherent capacity to come back to balance and ease.

When you stop living in the past or future and start living in the present moment you can become a participant not a spectator in your life.

Mindfulness is a purposeful choice and way of living, of being engaged and being deeply connected. It’s choosing to be awake in each moment of being alive with an open curiosity. It’s an open-hearted way of being aware of the flow of moment-to-moment experience as it’s happening. It’s essentially about being more attuned to what’s going on around you and inside of you.
It’s said that 80 – 90% of illnesses are life-style related, meaning they are related to behaviour. But through a practice of mindfulness we can reduce stress, anxiety, break negative thought patterns and sharpen focus. In becoming more aware and present we can naturally start to do away with numbing and coping strategies such as alcohol, cigarettes, watching TV and the Internet. Research shows that slowing down and deep conscious breathing has real effects on our health and well-being, such as it can control blood pressure, improve heart rate and oxygenate the brain – to name a few.

Ready to S-L-O-W down and learn how to better manage your stress and anxiety?

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If you enjoyed this video I invite you to watch the others in this “I’m Paying it Forward” series and click on video below:

Part 2/4: How to Overcome Your Fear Now

Part 3/4: How to Make Your Dreams a Reality: Rejection to Redemption

Part 4/4: How to Embrace Change in Your Life Now

If you have burnout, and can’t remember the last time you operated without stress and anxiety then let’s talk. Click here to schedule a complimentary call with me.

It would be my honour to meet you wherever you are on your journey. I look forward to connect.
As always, I’d love connecting with you and hear about how you’re keeping calm and carrying on in your life. Head over to the comments section below to share your thoughts.

With love and gratitude,

Leslie xx

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