Hello and Happy New Year! Welcome back to our first show of 2021.

Like so many of you making changes and pivoting in 2020, we here at the Tracey Coates Show decided to take a pause over the last couple of months so we could come back with even more fantastic episodes. I’m really excited to be back… I’ve missed all of you!

2020 was certainly a year to behold and at the time of this recording we just witnessed unfathomable attacks on our democracy by our very own and, honestly, it’s bone chilling.

While it has disappointingly set the tone for 2021, my hope is that we, as a country, quickly reset and that the tough lessons of 2020 help to shape the next 11 months towards not only righting our political system but even more importantly correcting the racial injustices and inequities that are sadly ingrained in our society.

Despite 2020 now being in our rear view mirror, we’re still grappling with so many of the angst and stressors of the many hurdles we’ve all dealt with. In a lot of ways, we continue to deal with them on a daily basis. At multiple times in life, everyone will experience stress—and stress can take a tremendous toll on every aspect of your mental and physical health.

That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand how stress impacts us day-to-day, the physiological and long term effects of stress, and how to combat them.

Joining me on the show today is Dr. Autumn Spence. Dr. Spence is a board-certified adult and geriatric primary care nurse practitioner, a wife, and mom of two little ones. Dr. Spence is truly passionate about her work and you’ll hear the passion she has in developing and improving patient care which has been the driving force for her career path.

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • Different types of stress and tips on how to recognize them
  • How stress can harm your physical and physiological health
  • The difference between chronic stress and short term stress
  • How stress manifests itself differently in different people
  • Different ways to bring mindfulness into your everyday life to reduce stress

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