Practical Tips for Sticking With Your Workout Plan

As much as you want to stick to the workout plan that you have your eyes on, there will be times when you will lose the motivation and will that are needed in order to get up and hit the gym. It is imperative that you get yourself going during these times, because the little things that […]

How to Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Although the terms “stress” and “anxiety” tend to be interchangeable in common usage, medically they are different.  Stress is a normal reaction to a specific threat or situation and as such, it is not a disorder.  Typically, once the cause is removed, the levels of stress hormones return to normal. However anxiety is a bona-fide […]

Locked Out: How to Keep Your Cool During Unexpected Stressors

Locking yourself out is something that can happen to anyone, no matter how careful or diligent they are. You never know when you will lose your key, when the door will lock behind you or when you will suddenly find yourself outside of your house or your vehicle. Here are some tips on how to […]

How Friends Make the Best Medicine

Is it possible that having close connections to good friends, old and new, is good for your health? Research suggests that if you cultivate a strong inner circle of friends—people you can count on through thick and thin—you may indeed gain an abundance of health benefits. Not only do strong friendships make you feel happy […]

4 Tips To Effectively Deal With Stress

Stress, we hear it all the time and we use it to describe people who look craggy and burnt out without even realizing what stress exactly does to these people and how our bodies react to stressful situations. When we perceive situations as threatening our nervous system reacts by releasing stress hormones like cortisol and […]

Five Ways to Help You Relax and Relieve Stress

Regardless of how good your life is, chances are high that you have some source of stress in your life that may make it difficult for you to relax. Sometimes the stress can become overwhelming when it comes from sources such as your job, marriage, children and other personal issues. Stress is truly bad for […]

How Does Stress Cause Hair Loss?

It is well-known that chronic stress has a number of health risks.  What may be less understood is how stress can cause loss of hair.  While it is normal to lose as many as 50 to 100 hairs a day, excessive hair loss and thinning of the hair due to stress only adds yet more […]

Stress Relief Haven – How Does Gardening Help?

A few years ago, a friend of mine gave me some flower seeds and suggested I plant them on my balcony. Up until then, the balcony had been more like a place for keeping the bicycle and other bulky things, but that little bag of seeds seems to have changed everything. Since then, I have […]

10 Steps Toward Taking Control of Your Subconscious Mind

There are two parts to our brains- the conscious mind, which handles all things we are aware of and the subconscious mind, which controls everything else. The conscious mind works only some of the time (when we are awake). But the subconscious mind is always at work. Whether we are aware of it or not, […]

God Grant Me the Serenity to Accept the Stress I Cannot Change, the Courage to Change the Stress I Can, and the Wisdom to Know the Difference

Stress can start in the work place and spill over into home life affecting marriages and parenting patterns.  Stress is linked to poor health in 150,000 people in 142 countries. ( ) It  causes heart disease, depression, sleep problems, rashes, mental health issues, anger and anxiety. It destroys job satisfaction and motivation. Stress  can sneak […]