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The Stress Response

Does Meditation Equal An Empty Mind?

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Have you ever been told you need to "clear your head" or "get rid of all the clutter"? For many, including myself, the idea of sitting quietly with an empty mind seems impossible. If fact, this idea is often a barrier to any attempts to meditate or try mindfulness exercises.

Best Overlooked Strategy To Help You Stay Motivated

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 07.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

What we too frequently overlook, when we try to make changes, is what is happening around us that either boosts motivation or contributes to slipping back into the status quo.

Calm Your Body To Transform Your Thinking

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

It's painful to be stuck in negative thinking. When this goes on for a long period of time or when it interferes with your ability to function it's important to find strategies to lessen these symptoms.

Finding Joy When It Seems Out Of Reach

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

When you have good reason to be stressed out, it's hard to make positive changes. However, it's important to ensure that positive life experiences balance out stressful and overwhelming times.

Taming Your Stress Response

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 06.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

If you've ever been threatened and felt that rush of strength and energy that made you more physically capable than you have been at other times, then you've experienced the body's stress response.

Quick Tips For Handling A Stressful Work Day

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Finding healthy ways to manage your work stress each day can keep you going and make it less likely that you'll develop unhealthy habits.