Category: Stress

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Is Stress Really Bad for You?

  I’m sure you already know the answer to that question—it’s bad! But hold on for a second—I’m about to tell you something new about stress—something that I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard before. I recently got an email from...

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How Stress Suppresses the Brain and Cell Growth

  Someone recently asked me this question: “What is the number one factor affecting human mortality?” The answer could well be, “Stress,” because stress supresses (reduce) brain activity and the growth of all cells! Let me clarify. There is no...

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Relationships and Stress

There is no doubt: stress and relationships are strongly related. Maybe you know “everything” about stress, but do you know how stress influences your relationships? It does not matter if you are single or married, or how long have you...

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Practice Stress or Practice Peace?

Every Day Brings a Choice: To Practice Stress or to Practice Peace (Joan Borysenko) The title of this article is taken from a quote by Joan Borysenko. By peace she means peace of mind. Other words we use to express the...

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Stress and Belly Breathing

“You must be kidding! Belly breathing can improve our stress response? I simply do not believe it.” This was a comment during my presentation on the subject of stress. Not a pleasant situation for any presenter. This article is an...

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Stress Management

We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares. They fatigued only the muscles; we exhaust the finer strength of the nerves. ~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton Do you work long hours? Are your...

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Relieving Stress

Do you want to be stress free? There are two types of stress; both have similar effects on the human body: positive (“good”) stress, called eustress (from the Greek “eu,” meaning “well” or “good”), and negative stress (“bad stress”) or...