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Stress Management – The Real Work: Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed the need to reestablish a sense of balance in our lives. Let us now explore some ideas and suggestions to help us get things better under control. Re-order Priorities There has never been a person who, upon reaching their last gasping breath, said, “I wish I had spent more time … Continue reading

My Top 10 Posts from 2012

Just a quick share of My Top 10 Posts from 2012, chosen based on the number of people who have clicked on the links for these blog posts. They are listed in order starting with the most read posting and going down. I sincerely appreciate everyone who has read and supported my efforts for the blog. Blessings to you for … Continue reading

Retreat — Full Speed Ahead!

When was the last time you took a holiday? The more popular term here in the States is “vacation.” However, our British and Canadian world-neighbors have it more properly correct. Instead of asking when you are going on vacation, they ask if you are going on holiday. The distinction here is important because the word … Continue reading

Announcing: An Incredible Speaker Series – Healthy for the Holidays

Today’s post is to let you know about an exciting series to help you get ready for the holidays. The series is hosted by my friend, Laurel Staples, Certified Health Coach. If stress has been a major part of your holidays in the past, be proactive this year and think about finding another way — … Continue reading

A Simple Tip To Reduce Stress While Driving

Driving is quite possibly the most life-threatening and stressful activity in which most adults willingly participate. Here in the Nashville, Tennessee metro area we are daily reminded of this form of stress by the giant digital signs that span our interstate highways. The numbers on the signs have jumped from the mid-300s to well over 700 in just the … Continue reading

Time Travel – It Happens Everyday

Time travel is possible for human beings. We do it everyday — in our minds. Our minds are fully capable of living in the past, present, or future. Our bodies, however, are limited to the present as we slowly move forward through time, and this duality between the mind and body is responsible for a great … Continue reading

Importance of Balance: Life in the Fast Lane – Part 2

(continued from part 1) In order to remember the principle of balance, let’s use it as an acronym. B.A.L.A.N.C.E. Be Here Now. Focus on the present. Experience NOW. Let your mind stop worrying about the issues of yesterday or those of tomorrow. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not here (plan for tomorrow, but don’t … Continue reading

Importance of Balance: Life in the Fast Lane – Part 1

What happened? I remember being told that I would grow up and become part of the first generation to have an abundance of “leisure time” as an adult because of all the modern, labor-saving devices being invented. I’m still looking for all of this leisure time. Basically, we were told that technology would “save” us … Continue reading

Why Stress Management?

The American Medical Association has been quoted as admitting that 80% of all disease has its beginnings in stress. While that figure is probably low, 80% of all disease is high enough to warrant that managing stress should be a much higher priority than it currently is. Our culture in America does very little to reward … Continue reading

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March 2023


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Stress can cause severe health problems if not managed properly. In extreme cases stress can lead to physical symptoms which can even cause death. While stress management techniques have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing stress, the information on this website is for guidance only. Readers should seek the advice of suitably qualified health professionals if they have any concerns over stress-related illnesses or if stress is causing significant or persistent unhappiness. Health professionals should also be consulted before any major change in diet or levels of exercise.