Tag: stress

Depression and Suicide Awareness

Depression and Suicide Awareness September was National Suicide Awareness Month, so I thought it would be important to touch on a very real condition that takes many lives every day. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide each year.” What we often don’t think about is that…
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December 7, 2018 0

Stress Management is the Best Prevention

FEBRUARY: THE MONTH OF LOVE “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”
~Sylvia Plath Many people who struggle with anger often want to know how to deal with this powerful emotion, especially in moments when their anger is at its worst. They want…
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February 19, 2013 0

What Rock Climbing Can Teach about Managing Fear and Stress

Imagine yourself hiking along a meandering dirt path with a friend on a breezy day, enjoying casual conversation as well as the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the wind upon your skin. In the midst of your serenity, your eyes briefly dart upward and ahead, and (gulp) that’s when you see it:…
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January 8, 2013 0

Managing Stress Through the Holidays

The holidays can be fun, yet very stressful. For many, spending time with the family is a joyous occasion. However, for some it can be very stressful and conflicting. There are many contributing factors to stress during the holidays. These include: financial stressors, choosing the right gift, familial stressors, increases in alcohol and drug use,…
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December 14, 2011 1

Managing Your Stress Through the Holiday Season

Managing stress through the holiday season with 16 helpful tips.


December 7, 2011 1

The “You”, The “Us”, and The “Me”- How Ignoring Yourself in a Relationship Can Lead to Anger

Did you know that there are three parts to a relationship? Relationships are made up of the “you”, the “us”, and the “me”. Many times people in relationships place the focus and the emphasis on the “you” or on the “us”. This means that they are constantly focused on what the other person needs or what…
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May 5, 2011 0

Feelings

Feelings are a normal part of the human experience. All human beings are born with the capability of feeling and thinking. Healthy individuals are able to use their reasoning (their thinking) to understand their feelings and decide how to respond to them. Individuals that grew up in a dysfunctional family, where emotions were not expressed…
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April 9, 2011 50

16 Ways to Reduce Stress

According to the American Psychological Association, stress in America is on the rise. In 2010, 73% of parents surveyed reported family “responsibilities” to be the number one reason for stress in their lives. Thirty-two percent of parents reported their individual stress to be extreme and rated their stress level an eight on a scale of…
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March 28, 2011 14