Distress, Eustress, Contraction And Expansion

In this episode of heartbeat, Dr. Brooke Stuart dives into a discussion on distress, eustress, contraction and expansion. We can reclaim our power, through the present moment, and recognizing that what we say goes. We can always choose to grow from a place of expansion, joy and deep love for ourselves and our lives!

  • Distress vs. Eustress: Distress is the type of stress that creates a contracted state within the system while eustress is the type of stress that naturally creates a state of expansion.
  • Contraction vs. Expansion: Contraction is when parts of our lives and selves begin to shut down and fold. Our lives are an extension of ourselves, so we can learn a lot by observing how our choices effect them. Are we contracting or expanding? Expansion often looks like a beautiful build out, growth and development- where we fill our lungs deeply and exhale in harmony with what is.
  • Go Where You Grow: So often, we reflex back to where we are comfortable and familiar- but we have the ability to go where we grow- and to turn towards the light with intentionality.
  • Growing Your Capacity To Handle Stress: When we choose to connect and return to the present moment, we begin to generate awareness, which carries light and grows our capacity to be with and hold the spectrum of states light to dark, negative to positive, etc. It takes work and an openness to hold new states of health, wealth, happiness, love, peace, etc. So next time you notice yourself disassociating with the so called good and reflexing back to the so called bad- just know that these highs and lows are a part of the process. You are simply learning how to hold an upward trajectory as you come into new experiences and states.
  • You Are The Alchemist: What you say goes in your life- and you can shift any experience through your power of choice. You can choose how you perceive, interact with and interpret your experiences and your stress, along with making practical choices like what you eat and the people you choose to surround yourself with. With this power of choice, don’t be dumb- be smart, utilize your intention, commit, and you will continue to spiral up.

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