How to Control Your Emotions

Intense emotions can arise at the most inopportune times, with the capacity to overwhelm you when least expect it. Your mind shuts down and instantaneously you’re a deer in the headlights. Frozen and consumed by the emotion. Have you ever experienced the intensity of emotions such as anger, anxiety or fear? It seems there is […]

Stress: Does it affect your DNA?

Scientists have finally confirmed what they have long suspected: stress affects your genes and alters your DNA structure. Such changes to your DNA would be the result of prolonged periods of stress; studies have in fact confirmed that it is only chronic stress that leads to these chromosomal changes rather than the short, vanishing stress […]

Top Four Things to Stop Wasting Time On

I personally cannot stand wasting time. We only have a limited amount of time during the day, and a limited amount of time on this earth, so why would anyone want to waste their life? Now I’m not saying that we should all try to be working or productive 24/7, we all need to have fun […]

5 Tips On How To Get More Energy When You Are Fatigued

How do you acquire more energy when you are tired? When I was teaching middle school science some years ago, after the first 3 periods of the day, and lunch hour, I was beat – tired and worn out. But I had two more classes to go, plus basketball practice after school. So, I had […]

The Secret to Dissolving Stress and Overwhelm

Do you ever feel stressed-out with the demands of day-to-day life and your seemingly endless to do list?  These days, it seems that racing from one thing to the next is normal, forever caught up in hyper-alert, fear- based scanning of the environment. When we are faced with physical emergencies these tendencies can be helpful.  […]

Stress Less – Unravel Your Stress Level With New Understanding

Are we creating and adding to our own stress levels? We are deeply conditioned from a very early age, to suppress our feelings because we hate feeling overwhelmed. Granted, there are situations that can be perceived as being stressful. The most common involve work, money, and relationships with either, your partner, children, friends or family. […]

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 […]