The research reported by Professor Shelley E. Taylor and her team at UCLA. In 1998 they began to wonder if women had different reactions to stress than males. By 2000 they reported a phenomenon they called Tend and Befriend.
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Are you fed up with COVID-19? You are not alone. You are not the only one either needing or wanting to develop a COPING Mindset. I am with you. I am working at monitoring my negative self talk and COVID-19 Fatigue. Some psychologists term it Pandemic Fatigue. Yet, we can do what we can do […]
This guide is intended to serve as a signal to your deep, unconscious self, to relax and find a place of deep inner peace. Because you are doing something new, your conscious self may, at first, be skeptical. “What me, get into woo-woo?” Be gentle on yourself and tell your skeptic, “It won’t hurt […]
Your body does not lie. Listen to it. Millions of dollars worth of books fill the health sections of bookstores with basically the same message; to better deal with your stress get adequate rest, eat sensibly, and exercise more. Look after your body. We have more than enough information about making wise wellness decisions. But […]
Although, at times, those with high resilience feel nervous, they are typically immune to feeling high anxiety. For others, full blown panic attacks can not only be frightening and exhausting but debilitating.
Consider this thought “I need to provide self-care to the mother of my children.” We do our family no favor when we become a stressed mother. Our children need us at our best. To do that, we need to treat ourselves as if we are deserving and cherished. Indeed, most of us are! Mothers, whether […]
“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.” Richard Carlson The kids were fighting. The phone was ringing. There was no time for breakfast. I was going to be late for work. I ran out the door with the kids, my coffee, and a headache. That scenario is an example of […]
Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.” Natalie Goldberg Stress Research Not long ago stress researchers made a significant discovery. We can reduce our distress and age indicators by attending […]
The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it, is as unrealistic as expecting to walk through water and not get wet. Rachel Naomi Remen As a therapist, as well as, sometimes, family caregiver of those with disabilities, there have been times I needed to be […]
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. I call my granddaughter and hairstylist, Danielle, My Sunshine because she epitomizes this little tune. When I sing that little ditty my mood lifts. When I play music in my head, pound it out on a drum, or listen or clap […]
Too many Americans and Canadians are walking around sleep deprived.
Leadership expert and author Growing the Distance, Jim Clemmer, offers a workshop called Leading @ the Speed of Change in which he explores how people react when on the change train.