Managing Stress + Finding Balance

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Ursula Doran, our guest speaker at the March 1st MumBits+Bites event. Ursula spoke about how our bodies react to stress and what we can do to manage it for a more balanced, healthy lifestyle. It was a great evening with more than 50 women in attendance – catching up with old friends and making new connections.

Here are some of Ursula’s recommended additional resources:

Mind over Mood by Greenberger/Padesky
Mindfulness based stress reduction workbook, Stahl and Goldstein
The proven power of being kind to yourself, Self-Compassion, Kristen Neff
The Happiness Trap, Russ Harris

Home Practice:

Apps: Guided Meditations, Timers and Mindfulness Bells (all but Stillness Buddy are available on iTunes)

  • Insight Timer (free)
  • The Mindfulness App I and II ($2.79 each)
  • Simply Being ($2.79)
  • Mental Workout (free)
  • Buddhify ($6.99)
  • Zazen Lite (free)
  • Stillness Buddy (available at

Our next evening event will be held in the east-end the second week of June. And we plan to host another evening event in the west-end later this spring. Stay tuned for details!

If you are interested in volunteering at these events, or have an interest in event planning/coordination and a passion for bringing women together to connect and learn, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Ursula Doran, M.S.W, RSW, is a clinical therapist who has specialized in mental and family health for the past 11 years. Through her private clinic, Ursula offers individual, couple and family counseling for a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, postpartum depression / anxiety, couple counseling, grief counseling and parenting issues. She is a mother of two and a past MumNet member. She can be reached at [email protected] or


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