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Build a Resilient Life

See How Dr. Melba Stetz Can Increase the Ability to Thrive

There are obstacles in life that can make it difficult to carry on as usual. Whether it’s an illness, job loss, or troubled relationship, there are things that can turn life upside down. People that can successfully get through difficult times have an advantage over those who “fall apart.” The good news is that help is available that can increase an individual’s ability to thrive.

Dr. Melba Stetz, a retired Lieutenant Colonel Research Psychologist and combat veteran, offers coaching services for people that want to achieve their highest potential. There are four key elements that she recommends for people that are looking to work through a stressful situation in their life.

  1. Stay Active. Exercise decreases stress by increasing the brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters called endorphins. Resist the desire to curl up in a ball and sleep away the difficulty. Exercise daily to experience improved focus, energy and optimism. It doesn’t need to be complicated – just taking a brief walk during the cooler evening hours will help.
  2. Break the Problem Down. It can be overwhelming trying to fix the whole problem at once. Instead, break the problem down into manageable parts and then work on those parts in order of priority to solve the problem in a manageable way.
  3. Make a Plan. Once the parts of the problem are identified, make a step-by-step plan to solve them one at a time. For example, if the family budget needs to be tightened up, look at the various expenses and see what areas could be improved. Groceries are a common one. It could mean cooking ahead and freezing meals, or clipping coupons and buying things that are on special.
  4. Be Accountable. When making a plan and designing a solution, it’s important to establish a schedule for when things will be accomplished. Assign some due dates and work at meeting them to prevent plans from drifting off into limbo.

Dr. Stetz lives in Kailua with her husband and teenage daughter. Her published work focuses on life stressors and how to overcome them. She holds a general psychology license from Puerto Rico and a Work/Group-Psychology license in Hawaii. Some of her board certifications are in personality testing and brainwaves mapping, as well as biofeedback and neurofeedback brain training. She also teaches psychology, bio-psychology, work psychology, and military psychology at accredited universities.

Her mission is to help clients move forward in life. As a coach, she can help to break a problem down into manageable parts and come up with steps to overcome obstacles. Most importantly, through on-going progress reviews, she can provide accountability to help ensure that goals are met. Anyone looking for help to get back on track can contact Dr. Stetz for an initial consultation, in person, via phone or video chat. 

For more information, call 808-347-4626 or visit DrMelbaStetz.com.

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