• Stressed Out? A Good Night’s Sleep Can Cure What Ails You

    Your child brings home a report card filled with low marks. Your dog just bit your neighbor, and the sink in the kitchen no longer works. You feel you’re under major stress. As a result, you find yourself tossing and turning at night, unable to get a good night’s sleep. This is truly...

    Stress Relievers

    Many people are extremely stressed out. They have a hectic job, run around the whole day doing errands, or are experiencing financial problems such as debt. If you are suffering from stress, here are some tips on popular stress relievers. Just as there are many things that will make you stressed out, there...

    When Your Stress Level is Sorely Tested

    It might have begun with your first spelling test in second grade. Your stomach became queasy as you tried to recall all the right letters. You might have felt your heart pounding and your knuckles turned white. Your head might have hurt as you tried in vain to concentrate. When you received a...

    Avoid These Foods When Stressed

    We all live in a stressful society. Everyday we are in a rush, late for an appointment or hurrying around town to complete errands. If you are constantly feeling stress, the last thing you want to do is aggravate your situation. Here are some tips on foods to avoid if you are stressed out. We all recognize...

    Is Your Organization Causing You Stress?

    We live in a society of “joiners.” We like to join churches, clubs, and fraternal organizations. We like to join classes and magazine subscription drives. We simply enjoy being with other people, and so we spend much of our lives in groups. Certainly, this is a good thing-not only for our own...

    Driving Away Stress

    It’s the morning rush hour, and your blood has reached the boiling point. You have exactly five minutes to get to work and you discover a major traffic tie-up along the freeway. You see the orange pylons and suddenly realize that you are stuck in a construction zone. The stress of being late for work...

    Exercise: The Ultimate Stress-Reliever

    Perhaps it’s the result of having a new job, a new mate, or a new baby. You are overwhelmed with a feeling of excitement. Yet, you feel inadequate as well. As a result, you are under a tremendous amount of stress. At times, you might feel as if there’s no relief in sight-as if you’re on a...

    Cut Down on Stress

    Many people live busy lives. They are constantly running around commuting to work, driving their kids all over town and doing chores. Many people suffer from lots of stress. Not only can stress make life uncomfortable but stress can also increase health risks for heart disease, high blood pressure and...

    Biofeedback: An Instrument of Relaxation

    In the 1970s, in some restaurants, you could find biofeedback machines. They offered you all sorts of information about your body. Today, biofeedback is still considered a legitimate way to attain relaxation. It’s a technique that uses monitoring equipment in order to help control stress. Biofeedback...

    Ending Vacation Stress

    It’s the time that you’ve been waiting for all year long. You have an uninterrupted two weeks away from work. While it should be a time of non-stop relaxation, the idea of your vacation is already beginning to stress you out. You wonder if you’ll return from your trip more frustrated and...

    The Stress of Paying With Plastic

    You might have gotten your first credit card offer when you were still in college. It was exciting-the idea that you could be entrusted with a credit card account. You could suddenly buy things you never dreamed possible. Your standard of living seemed to grow considerably. This was especially important...

    Prayer: The Silent Stress-Reliever

    You may have first learned to pray at your mother’s knee. You decided that, in times of trouble, prayer could open up a pathway to enlightenment and peace. You might have said a prayer before a big test, before showing your parents your report card, or before the final football game of the season....

    Is your Relationship Causing You Stress?

    Perhaps nothing is as important in our lives as our relationships with other people. It has often been said that a happy family is the key to success. Much of our joy comes from our memories of Thanksgiving dinners around the dining room table or Christmas presents exchanged in the family room. But it is...

    The Right Rx for Stress

    It might happen each time you go in for a routine medical visit. Your anxiety begins during the drive over to the doctor’s office. It intensifies as you sit in the waiting room. You find you can concentrate on neither the television nor the magazine in front of you. When you’re ushered into an...

    Dieting Your Way to Stress Management

    You may notice that you reach for the potato chips when a television program becomes particularly frightening. Or you grab the crackers at work when you learn that you’ll have to handle a new project. You may also nibble on candy bars when you’re having difficulty controlling your children....
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