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Event Planner Stress Management Guide

The event industry has long been recognised as a stressful one. In fact, a recent survey placed event planning as the fifth most stressful job only trumped by jobs which present life and death situations – pilots, firefighters, police officers etc. Though, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise to those in the industry. There is a fair amount …

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How to Build Stress Prevention into your Lifestyle

When stress strikes, it seemingly comes out of nowhere. Yet, there are subtle signs that can be easy to miss when you are absorbed in stress activating situations. One of the prime suspects can be our failure to look after ourselves and, in some respects, disconnect from our own intuitive feelings. Moreover, how much of stress is caused by our …

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How Your Mind Can Reduce Your Stress

Is it possible to reduce your stress simply by changing your way of thinking? You’ll be happy to know that yes, it is very possible. Let me remind you of something I’ve discussed in previous articles: Your mind can either work for you-or against you. I’m positive about one thing: the incredible power of the human mind. If you’re able …

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Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: Does my body respond to stress the same way it responds to excitement or to happiness? Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about this subject. Let’s begin with some facts about stress: There is good stress, otherwise known as eustress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eustress)… …and there is bad stress, otherwise known as distress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distress). …

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Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: Does my body respond to stress the same way it responds to excitement or to happiness? Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about this subject. Let’s begin with some facts about stress: There is good stress, otherwise known as eustress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eustress)… …and there is bad stress, otherwise known as distress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distress). …

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 a friend of mine who encouraged me to read the book, The Upside of Stress, by Kelly McGonigal, a health …

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 doubt that any kind of stress—physiological, cognitive, or emotional—damages an individual’s health. Each stressful moment reduces brain activity, especially frontal …

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 been in this relationship; stress plays a huge role in your relationships and happiness. Let us see what the experts …

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 same idea include composure, calmness, equanimity, tranquility, serenity, and placidity. All of these terms refer to the ability to remain …

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 explanation of why belly breathing is a powerful and simple anti- stress technique. There is a direct relationship between an …