Category Archives: Stress

Stress Management…

So, how do we stop merely surviving and start actually living? I’d like to prescribe a cognitive behavioral intervention that is in the family of meditation. As breathing is getting in touch with your body, meditation is getting in touch with your mind and soul (yes, we all have a soul—I won’t go into that […]

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Humor as a Coping Skill: The Art of Not Taking Yourself So Seriously

There are many other ways to use humor during stress such as watching a funny movie or emailing a joke to friends and family before you start your day. However, wisdom and discernment must be used to determine appropriate timing for humor to be an appropriate coping mechanism. Masking feelings do nothing more than bury the feelings needing to surface.

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“It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times”

Human beings experience extreme highs and lows throughout their lives. However, few realize that a common link exists between these two opposites–stress! Parents and families espeically fit into this equation. Learn more and share your thoughts. Let’s chat!

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