Speaker, Consultant, Author
Specializing in Stress Relief and Nutrition
The Saturday Sun, October 27, 2012
New book coaches women on handling modern life
RITA DEMONTIS, Toronto Sun
Frazzled, hurried … women. Is there any other kind?
And when has stress become the new norm? Who isn’t overextended and overwhelmed lately? Nine-to-five jobs have gone the way of the flip phone, and women in particular have taken to doing twenty things in the time it takes to do ten—and then some. Stress has now become an art form in this accelerated life of ours.
Author Rosalie Moscoe knows all about the difficulty in striking that perfect balance in one’s life, so much so she’s recently written a hands-on practical guide that is garnering the respect of those in the medical and mental health community.
Moscoe, a registered holistic nutritionist and renowned international speaker wrote Frazzled Hurried Woman! Your Stress Relief Guide to Thriving Not Merely Surviving, a book that offers practical advice and solid, easy-to-follow solutions for the overworked modern woman.
“There never seems to be enough time to do everything,” notes the author, who, among the many hats she wears (nominated for two Juno awards, she spent 20 years in music industry and was part of the Canadian singing duo, Jim & Rosalie before turning her energies to health) is also the vice-chair of the International Schizophrenia Foundation and designated chair of the Mindful Campaign for better mental health for children Women today, especially woman in the 35 to 55 years age group, have multiple roles resulting in accelerated level of stress and anxiety, says the author. “Stress related symptoms include low energy, many colds and oter health ailments,” says Moscoe, adding “my main objective is to help wmen reduce their stress. I want to help them become calm, centered, in charge and start enjoying life again.”
Sounds like a tall order, but women can start finding the balance by making small changes. “Keep a journal,” says Moscoe, adding we should outline our priorities, and—ask for help. Many women are guilty of this last one and have absolutely no clue how to delegate responsibilities. Learn to practice saying No! and – learn to turn off their overnurturer button. “When yo try to be everything to everybody, you’re likely to be a overachiever as well, looking to please others as a chance to prove yourself.”
So – learn to let go of the very things that are causing the grief in the first place.
It’s amazing how quickly you can get your life back on track, says Moscoe, who juggles a busy family life with a successful career. “It’s all about quality of life, not longevity.”
Moscoe’s book is available at various book outlets as well as online. Check out Healthinharmony.com for additional info.