Articles in the category Stress

Use Your Hobbies to Develop Mindfulness

In developing mindfulness in people, hobbies are not what usually come to mind. But to the popular and tried-and-true methods– meditation, yoga – for building a mindful disposition, psychologists and analysts have found that hobbies are a great tool, too.

How to Get Better at Dealing with Conflict

Are you the type of person who hates dealing with conflict? If you are, each and every confrontation is something to be avoided at all costs, but while this might seem like the right option in the heat of the moment, it can actually have lasting damaging effects on you. Amongst the negative impacts that […]

How to Manage Stress at Work

The human mind has evolved to react to stressful situations despite how the environments have changed. The brain’s fight-or-flight reaction evaluates situations and reacts to those deemed potentially hazardous. The stressors today are vastly different than those of your ancestors but the brain still recognizes them as a threat to your health. Ironically, the stress […]

Are You Getting an ESA Dog? Here are the Health Benefits

Pet lovers will quickly tell you of the joy and unconditional love they get every day from their pets. The feel-good-combination is capable of warming the heart of even the most cold-hearted person you know. Moreover, it is for these reasons that mental health professionals now acknowledge that emotions and the resultant release of endorphins […]

Using Mindfulness to Get Through the Holiday Season

The holidays can be an exciting time to catch up with loved ones and take a much-needed step back from hectic schedules and busy lives. But the celebratory season is also a period in which many experience depression and anxiety. Whenever possible, those dealing with mental illness should always seek professional help. People are also […]

The Children Come First: How To Deal With A Child Custody Battle

Sometimes the best laid plans go astray and you find yourself facing a child custody battle that you never expected to go through. When things are in disarray, it’s more important than ever to be organized and prepared for the worst. Before you go any farther in fighting for the right arrangement for your child, […]

Simple Changes to Reset Your Life After a Catastrophe

When things get tough, sometimes you have to make a change to get back on track. A reset gives you the time and space you need to return to a healthy, successful life. Making a few simple changes might shift your perspective and help you move on from the catastrophe you experienced.

10 Unexpected Uses for Medical Marijuana

Most people know that medical marijuana has been used for many years to help sufferers of chronic pain to get relief, but what other medical benefits are there for using this natural drug? Here are 10 unexpected uses for medical marijuana that you may not be aware of. 1. Skin Problems Our skin has large […]

Practice Mindfulness Meditation and Protect Yourself from Chronic Diseases

Mindfulness meditation has been touted as an antidote to stress, anxiety and depression. And science has backed it up with evidence showing that people who practice meditation on a regular basis produce less of the stress hormone cortisol and more of the happy hormone serotonin in their bodies. Mindfulness meditation brings us into a balanced […]

Holiday Stress: 5 Tips to Cope with It

As soon as the malls start playing Christmas carols, we can’t help but feel our spirits lift. Yet we also dread the anxiety and stress that come with every holiday season ever since we turned adults. It’s the time for drawing up our gifts list, meeting relatives we sometimes wish we didn’t have to and […]