• Heather Goodwin

How to Tame Anxiety: Peace and Calm for Your Holidays

Updated: Dec 2, 2020

In a typical holiday season, most of us are consumed by deeper levels of anxiety. This season offers an unprecedented array of additional challenges. Heights of Health’s gift to you is a reminder that you do not need to succumb to pandemic paralysis or holiday stress.

There is one easy and fast way you can instantly and cumulatively switch your own nervous system from anxiety and stress to calm and peace. Breathwork!

Don’t let stress and anxiety take over your life, have your practitioner test to see what supplement is best to promote your peace and calm. The most powerful parasympathetic nerve is the vagus nerve, the system that is responsible for our relaxation, rest, and digest response. The VN is rooted in the abdominal area, so when you engage the belly with a deep breath, the vagus nerve sends a signal to all the organs and the brain that all is well! Try practicing the 478 each morning for 5 minutes and experience the power of purposeful self-transformation and a more peaceful holiday season.


Download our 4-7-8 handout below, and play the video for a guided 4-7-8 meditation.


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Here are Tracy’s favorite supplements for creating Peace and Calm:

  • Theanine: This amino acid found in green tea is a great one to have around to promote “Alert Relaxation,” helping you get those boxes checked off of your list while you feel focused and calm. You can take this during the day or at bed. It won’t make you tired but should help you calm down if you are having difficulty falling asleep.

  • Gaba Plus: If you ever suffer from busy brain, you know what if feels like to have the neurotransmitter Gaba out of balance - the mind reels from thought to thought and you cannot focus. I also find that people deficient in Gaba have brains that don’t stop but lack motivation to get out of bed in the morning. Unfortunately, it is depleted through extended stress, so it might be hard to find someone these days who isn’t depleted…

  • RelaxMax: Enjoy this tasty powder throughout the day and at bedtime to help you stay in positive and calm mood. This combination contains theanine, Gaba and other nutrients to promote a general sense of wellbeing. Kids love it, too! Don’t let stress and anxiety take over your life, have your practitioner test to see what supplement is best to promote your peace and calm.