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We all experience anxious moments in our lives. Think about the first time you performed on stage, went out on a date, got married, or gave birth. Anxiety pushed you forward in a healthy and productive way. It came, propelled […]

Today, American children are exposed to stress at much earlier ages. Because of technology and the media, visual images of disaster, war and criminal activity can be seen daily in households. Parents have to discuss what to do in case of […]

The Jones family has been under a great deal of stress lately. Dad’s corporation is downsizing and jobs may be eliminated. Mr. Jones could be one of those jobs. Mrs. Jones’ mother passed away suddenly, leaving a deep vacuum of […]

Stress? It can make or break that holiday enjoyment. Not feeling the joy of the season because there is too much to do! Or maybe you are overwhelmed by the number parties and activities to attend. Watch and get a […]

A woman walks into the mall to go Christmas shopping when suddenly she feels a sense of dread, her hands get sweaty, her heart beats faster and she feels like she is going to die. Or a man has to give a […]

At this point in the school year, I find myself thinking, “I need a vacation!”As much as I love family, visiting relatives for holidays is not exactly a vacation. The idea of sun, a beach and white sand makes me […]

Most of us know the feeling of procrastination. It often goes like this: I know I have to complete that project by the end of week. Nothing in me wants to do it. I’ll go to the gym. Exercise will relax […]

You want to lose weight and know what you need to eat. But does stress make it harder to actually make healthy food choices? Let’s say you are under stress at work. You have to pass a series of exams to get […]

The other day, I ran into the grocery store to pick up a last minute item for dinner. As I meandered through the aisles trying to find the one item I needed, I noticed the checkout lines were long and […]

Technology is a good thing, but sometimes it can stress you out. For example, your phone is vibrating. Should you look at it, stay in the conversation and ignore it? Do you feel a compulsion to check? Ping! Buzz, Vibrate. I […]