Shatter daily stress: five quick tips

Shatter daily stress: five quick tips

Stress stinks. But a certain level of tension in life is normal. Things happen; challenges and difficulties come up and sometimes this happens more often than we’d like. Stress isn’t always bad; it may be surprising to hear that tension can actually help us from time to time by teaching us how to adapt to new challenges, how to accept new environments and how to handle and avoid threatening and potentially dangerous situations. Read more

Helping to stress less at work

Helping to stress less at work

Get up early after a poor night’s sleep. Fight traffic during a 45-minute commute to work. Log on to find an overflowing inbox and a full calendar of meetings and deadlines. Skip lunch to make a dent in the paperwork. The supervisor announces that due to cutbacks the office is going to have to do more with less. Stay late to make sure it all gets done. Realize that it’s Monday, and there’s four more days of this routine. Sound familiar? This is work stress.

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Stress drives emotional eating

Stress drives emotional eating

Many of us have been there: A bad day at work capped off with a delivery pizza that you power through all on your own.  Realizing that the bowl of trail mix you’ve been dipping in during the game somehow became empty all on its own. A conversation about car payments made with an attentive, understanding carton of ice cream.

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Kids aren’t the only ones that feel back-to-school stress

Kids aren’t the only ones that feel back-to-school stress

If work had a bell signifying the end of the day, like it did back when we were in school, we’d likely leave with that same sense of glee as yesteryear. There’s no sound more freeing than the sound of that last bell kicking off summer vacation. And you probably remember that feeling of apprehension in late Summer when faced with going back to school. Aside from the usual end-of-summer blues we all felt, returning to school can bring additional stressors to your children – and yourself. Read more