If we are mindful of our mindsets about stress -- and of the potential power of such mindsets -- it may be possible to learn how to stress better.
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I often don't feel well due to stress hormones, which act up partly because I have Type 1 diabetes. But I try to feel grateful when that happens.
Without ignoring the fact that there can indeed be an upside to stress, we need to continue addressing these very real health problems caused by exposure to stress that the rest of the world is facing every day.
Who wants to feel their bodies gearing up to "fight or flight" where the heart races, blood pressure spikes, breathing becomes shallow and irregular, face flushes, and hands become clammy?
She was the only woman at her firm, and was well respected by her colleagues, but still she was unhappy.
Stressful events can bring out the best in us, lift us to levels we never thought possible. We can rise to the occasion. But, it's not quite that simple, is it?
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal shares new research showing that it's our thinking about stress, rather than stress itself, that affects our health.
For starters, new research shows it's not the stress level you experience that affects your health, but rather how you think about the stress that is ultimately beneficial or harmful.
A couple of new books dig into the science of willpower, and their findings reveal that the current reality of women's lives leaves us particularly challenged.
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