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Top 10 Most Stressful Life Events: The Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale

The Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale is often used by doctors to find this answer: Can the most stressful life events predict future illness? Two researchers in 1967 thought so. Combing through the medical records of over 5,000 patients with an eye to seeing if there was a connection between illness [...]

10 Ways To Avoid Holiday Stress

The holidays should be about family, friends, and fun, but unfortunately stress can put a damper on the best of holidays. Some holiday stress is unavoidable, but extreme stress, anxiety, or depression can have a big effect on your physical health. Stress and health are closely connected. Very minor stress, [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:28:12-07:00November 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Ways To Avoid Holiday Stress

Use the Energy of Earth Day to Help Heal Your Pain and Reduce Stress

The snow has thawed. Daffodils and crocus are finally starting to peep out from the frozen ground, and the world is preparing to celebrate Earth Day today on April 22. Spring is a time of birth and renewal. If you are feeling overwhelmed or in pain, now is the perfect [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:54:31-07:00April 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Use the Energy of Earth Day to Help Heal Your Pain and Reduce Stress

Resources for Treating Mental Disorders

Mental disorders are complex and can be very difficult to handle on your own. Sometimes the causes of our mental illness are complicated by other medical issues, such as chronic pain or disease, and we feel isolated and alone. It may seem like our family doesn’t understand and that society [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:54:36-07:00April 18th, 2014|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Resources for Treating Mental Disorders

Childhood Mental Health Issues

We like to think that childhood is free from worry or care, but the fact is that mental health issues are present for approximately 25% of children every year. The most common issues are depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Autism, although less common than these three issues, [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:54:39-07:00April 17th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Childhood Mental Health Issues

Stress and Older Adults

Stress and how we deal with it throughout our lives plays an important part in the aging process. Our bodies deal with stress by releasing the hormone cortisol and adrenaline to either deal with the stress head on or to leave the stressful situation. After this response, our levels of [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:54:49-07:00April 11th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stress and Older Adults

Helping Kids Manage Stress

Childhood is a relatively new invention, basically unheard of until the early 20th century. At that point, child labor laws placed age restrictions on factory workers, public schools became more common, and kids began to experience free time that they had not had before. TV shows from the mid-20th century [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:54:52-07:00April 10th, 2014|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Helping Kids Manage Stress