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Christine Lagarde's Stress Relief Tip For Women Also Doubles As Sound Relationship Advice
"I think that one of the reasons why it's more stressful for women and the burnout rate is higher -- and at all levels -- is
Getting Excited Helps More Than Trying To Calm Down
Sweaty palms. Dry mouth. A throbbing heart. At some point, most of us have experienced these awful symptoms of stage fright. And we've all heard that deep-breathing and other techniques for calming down are best for reining in these symptoms.
5 Ways to Never Be Stressed Again
Mark Hyman, MD
The operative word here about stress is that it is a perception, also known as a thought or point of view. There are objective stressors, to be sure. But how these affect us determines our body's stress response.
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald: Is Your Stress Response Stuck In The 'On' Position?
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald
Doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine; Nutritionist; Ani...
The survival instinct designed to give us tools to fight or flee has turned on us. Now that it is on inappropriately, this response can have the opposite effect. Instead of saving our lives, it can contribute to insomnia, depression, panic attacks, and a host of other health concerns.
9 & 1/2 Things I'm Not Stressing Over Anymore
Food and Health Editor, The Huffington Post
As a GPS for the Soul editor -- someone who reads, writes, Tweets and preaches about stress management all day -- I have my own tools that work when stress rears its repugnant head. But this doesn't mean I don't stress.
7 Things That Are No Longer Worth Stressing Over
10 Things I've Decided Not to Stress About
Senior Editor, Health & Fitness; Certified Personal Trainer
Worrying won't change anything, but staying positive just might. To do my part in the fight against all things stressful, here are a few I've given myself permission not to get so uptight about.
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I Think, Therefore I Am... Stressed
Personalized Stress Management
More often than not, we apply some emotional filter to our experiences and interactions, and these filters are a big part of what makes us stressed. It's not what happens to us that is inherently stressful, but how we respond to it that makes it stressful.
3 Essential Choices That Reduce Stress
Author of 5 Books including Hijacked by Your Brain
You can't avoid the 171 varieties of cheese at the grocery store, complex work situations, or the challenges of raising a family. What you can choose to do each day is only put yourself in situations where the stress is worth it.
Dating After Divorce: 10 Ways To Make Dating Again Less Stressful
Feeling stressed out about dating again after divorce? Don't sweat it! To help you navigate the dating world post-split, we've
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Divorce Advice: How To Curb Breakup Stress, According To The Experts
As anyone who's ever been through a divorce will tell you, separating from your spouse is one of the most difficult experiences
Surefire Stress Relief, Part 2: Managing Your Reactions to the News
Provides services to improve health and well-being while reduc...
For many of us, the stress bath emotional state has become the norm, so learning how to manage our reactions to news has never been more vital to our health and relationships.
The Benefits of Becoming Aware of Your Stress
Ed and Deb Shapiro
Mindfulness, Meditation teachers; bestselling Authors: The Une...
Life issues that we are all subject to are stressors for some but not for others. The difference lies in our response, for although we may have little or no control over the circumstances we are dealing with, we do have control over our reaction to them.
Don't Let Stress Run Your Life!
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.
Psychologist and Bestselling Author
When working the way it's meant to, stress can be very productive. But when stress is chronic, it isn't serving you and can really take a toll on your health, affecting sleep, mood, concentration, immune functioning and blood pressure as well as many other biological processes.
Calm Your Body to Transform Your Thinking
Christy Matta, M.A.
DBT consultant; Author of
'The Stress Response'
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.
Exhausted? Here's My Script for Stress by America's Pharmacist
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.
Author, 'Drug Muggers', 'Diabetes WIthout Drugs' and 'The 24-...
Many of you wear different hats. You have many "jobs" ranging from wife, mom, executive, daughter, house cleaner and church volunteer. If you've begun to feel overwhelmed, irritable and tired you may have adrenal fatigue.
Finding Joy When it Seems Out of Reach
Christy Matta, M.A.
DBT consultant; Author of
'The Stress Response'
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.
Your Mind Needs 'Comfort Food' Too!
The Happiness Project
If you're feeling overwhelmed, give yourself some mental comfort food. By giving yourself a break and a bit of comfort, you'll make yourself feel better, and you'll also equip yourself to deal more effectively with tough situations.
Taking Timeouts to Decrease Stress and Increase Creativity
Robert J. Kriegel, Ph.D.
Author, Mental Coach
The human engine, like any other, runs on energy. The more you have at your disposal, the healthier you'll be and the better you'll feel and perform. But you can't continually run an engine in the red zone, at max output, or it will burn out.
One Minute To Stress Less
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Author, Uncovering Happiness, Co-founder of Cen...
When it comes to our stress or uncomfortable emotions, the brain mistakenly uses the same approach and unknowingly make our stress and pain worse.
While stress definitely can be contagious, it's also true that how our parents or great-grandparents responded to stressful situations may in part determine how we handle ourselves today. My mother was a perfect example.
De-Stress In 6 Seconds With 6 Simple Steps
Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Here is a six-step, six-second relaxation technique that can temporarily bring your stress level down; if you use the technique throughout the day, it can help lower your baseline stress level.
In Times of Outer-World Overload, Take an Inner Time-Out
Writer and interviewer
It is in times of great stress when we are in survival mode, when it is most important to stop and be present in our lives and carve out some quality, self-nourishing time for silence and stillness.
Job Stress? How To Keep Catastrophic Thoughts From Killing You
Stress management, productivity trainer, speaker, author, 'Wor...
A massive stress education program could go a long way toward addressing the problem, because the vast majority of us know next to nothing about stress -- and how we hold the key to creating it or dumping it.
Stop the Stresscalation!
Founder of the One Moment Company
Stress gets passed on. It has a domino effect. Your stress becomes someone else's stress and this becomes someone else's stress. But what if we could stop the stresscalation?
Hitting the 'Pause' Button Is Good for Your Health
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.
Co-founder, Women to Women
Again and again, I'm amazed by our culture's obsession with how much we can do, and how quickly we can get it all done. It's not only stressing us out, but it's affecting our health on every level.
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