We tend to think of stress as something that affects us psychologically or mentally, but stress also has a physical side?
How you feel physically will affect how stress gets it's grips on you. Consider this, when you get a good nights sleep and you feel rested, you can deal with the hectic demands of work and your life. Stress doesn't bother you as easily, but if you've been working fifty, sixty, or eighty hours a week it's a different story. When you're exhausted even little things can put you over the edge. That's why I say that there is physical side to stress
So if you want to get control of the stress in your life you have to pay attention to your physic.....(Read More)
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"Can you help me doc? I' Feel so stressed out?"
I was teaching a stress reduction seminar, called, "The Connected Heart," and during the break a woman with sad eyes had approached me. Claudell was a thin woman with stark black hair, and a light complexion.
"Two other heart doctors have told me that I need open heart surgery," she said, her voice quivering. "I have a heart valve that is leaking severely. I don't want open heart surgery. I'm too afraid. Do you think you can help me."
I wasn't sure what to say. I asked her to make an appointment to see m.....(Read More)
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The Greatest Stress Buster: A Mother’s Love
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Caroline, my little five-year-old daughter was crying. She had scraped her toe trying to ride her tricycle up the driveway. I went to console her, but she ran past me- straight into the arms of her mother. I felt a little hurt. Yet, when I looked at the way her mother held her, the avalanche of love that surrounded her, and the way her tears had subsided. I realized that I coul.....(Read More)
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Have you ever found yourself feeling like you want to explode inside? It's that feeling of just having too much to do and not enough time to do it. You feel like you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Often during times like these I may be getting a lot of work done, but I’m running on overload. I seem to be going to explode.
I’m sure you know know what I'm talking about. You wouldn't be reading this you didn't find yourself having the same experience.
So I want you to know that I know what you're going through. As a busy cardiologist, a public speaker, and a stress reduction expert I face similar problems.
I sometimes have too much to do and not enough time to get it done.
Let me give .....(Read More)
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In America and the Western world we are taught over and over that we have to fight our way through challenges. Although I would never suggest that we should give up when faced with a difficulties in life. Yet, another way to deal with stress is to learn to accept it
Now this isn't surrendering or throwing up her hands in the air or saying I can't do this any longer. Rather we should work very diligently to keep our life in balance while we run our business, juggle home and family, or whatever it is that makes us feel out of control because of stress. But as Richard Carlson has said, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff." We need to acknowledge that sometimes we can't change the events i.....(Read More)
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The new year is here. Time to begin working on a new you. It's a new you that can be stress free.
What's great about the new year is that it opens up new possibilities. The new year is a time for renewal. It's a time when we can decide to change ourselves for the better. The beauty of the New Year is that it opens new possibilities for living.
Life is constant change. As much as it seems that we stay the same we are constantly evolving, growing, and metamorphosing into something completely different. What will be your evolution? Will you choose to change yourself for the better? Or will you let yourself be a victim to the hailstorms of life.
For myself, I choose to make a change for the better. You can too. You can choose to grow in a new and beautiful way.
Let me give you .....(Read More)
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September 19th, 2012 · No Comments
What is the best way to overcome your daily stress? Perhaps you've never really thought about this question before. You might be someone who feels stressed out and just assumes that it's natural.
"Stress is a part of life, right?" You might be saying.
Yes, we could say this. We could assume that stress is so common that it is a part of modern living. Yet, what many people don't recognize is that stress can really affect not just our day to day activities, but it can impact our health and even our future.
Did you know that illness has now been proven to be caused by stress alone. It's true. You can develop heart problems just because of stress. Stress can aggravate asthma. It can create stomach problems. Anxiety, depression, migraine headaches, inflammato.....(Read More)
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We all want life to be easy, free of turmoil and difficulty. We want life to go the way we think it should go. In your mind you might have a picture that your life should always be peaceful. Yet quite often our lives are just the opposite. They aren’t easy. Life is messy. It’s filled with obstacles and challenges.
When life doesn’t go the way we imagined it to go we experience this as stress
. Stress is the feeling, the inner perception that somehow the current of life is flowing against us. It’s like we’re trying to walk up stream or into a heavy wind.
For some people stress may just seem like a minor inconvenience. Other people have a different perception of stress. For them stress seems weighty, oppressiv.....(Read More)
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Is stress making your life seem more and more hectic? Perhaps it’s causing your performance to lag at work, leaving you feeling exhausted at the end of the day. Or perhaps your stress levels are creating problems in your relationships- with your co-works, children or even your spouse? You might even be wondering if you’re ever gong to get a handle on the stress in your life?
Or how about more serious forms of stress such as anxiety or depression, have they been creating more troublesome issues in your life?
Well, as a board certified cardiologist, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University, with over 25 years of experience in taking care of real people whose lives have been jeopardized because of stress, I'm here to tell you that.....(Read More)
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Stress is a common problem in today’s modern world. Almost everyone has been caught in the tenacious grip of life’s stress. Many people think of stress as just something that happens, not something to be too concerned about.
Yet, for others stress can seem overwhelming. Now, when I talk about stress, I don’t just mean the little inconveniences of life. Overwhelming stress is the kind of stress that really makes us feel like we're in a pressure cooker. It could be fear, depression, panic attacks, grief, the loss of or someone we are close to emotionally. Stress can also be from an illness or the stress we feel from taking care of someone who is severely ill.
Stress can be mild or it can be so overwhelming so overpowering that can make us dou.....(Read More)
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