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Breathing Stress Away

Zach Morgan May 4, 2017 0 comments 0

The benefits of controlled breathing, known as breathwork, are truly incredible. From the monks and shamans of years long past to countless corporate executives and professional athletes of the present day, breathing has long been found to be a simple, effective way to more effectively manage our emotional and physiological balance. Dan Brulé, a former deep sea diver for the…

3 Ways Power Naps Improve Your Mood

Michelle A October 27, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]Y[/su_dropcap]ou may think of naps as exclusively for young children. Or you may hold the idea that napping during the day will keep you from getting a good night’s sleep later. These sleep myths have given adult napping a bad name—so much so that Americans in particular are becoming more and more sleep-deprived. However, research has begun…

How Stress Affects Your Brain

Catharine Willett February 16, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you sleeping restlessly? Feeling irritable or moody? Forgetting little things and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in…

Warning Signs of Excessive Stress

Madison Troxler May 13, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]D[/su_dropcap]o you suffer from stress? Everyone is stressed, but there is a point when continued stressed can result in poor mental and physical health. Negative affects of stress may be inconspicuous, however, here are the warning signs: If you experience one or many of these feelings on a regular basis as a result of stress, it may…

The Key to a Relaxing Commute: Meditation

Kayla McMahon October 28, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t’s 8 a.m. on a Monday. The subway is crowded, you forgot to grab breakfast, and the person next to you is clearly invading your personal space. You’re two seconds away from giving this person a piece of your mind when suddenly, you pause. Instead of unleashing your raging thoughts, you silently wish well to the personal…

Is Stress Stealing the Benefits of Your Healthy Diet?

Kayla McMahon November 4, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]S[/su_dropcap]tress. A word we are all too familiar with and a feeling that we encounter too often. The National Institute of Mental Health defines stress as, “the brain’s response to any demand,” and while not all stress is bad, not all stress is good either. It is no surprise that stress can cause serious health problems, but did you know that…

5 Ways to Manage Your Post-Election Stress

Kayla McMahon November 18, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]R[/su_dropcap]egardless of which candidate you voted for in the 2016 presidential election, you are most likely experiencing some form of stress caused by this year’s election. According to an online survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 52 percent of Americans reported the 2016 election as being a significant source of stress. The results showed that it didn’t matter if people were registered as a Democrat or Republican – all were experiencing…

The Holiday Season is Not Always Jolly

Kayla McMahon December 2, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]H[/su_dropcap]appy Holidays! ‘Tis the season for spending time with family, eating Grandma’s honey-baked ham and giving gifts to loved ones. Oh, and stressing yourself out. It’s no secret that while the holiday season brings joy, it inevitably drags along an abundance of stress, anxiety and depression. At a time when you’re supposed to be feeling cheerful, negative emotions may stem from a variety of demands – shopping,…

Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Kayla McMahon December 30, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]nhale. Exhale. Each breath is an automatic function of the body. Our breathing rate, however, fluctuates as we become stressed, relaxed, excited and so on. When we feel stressed, our breathing pattern is short and shallow, which can cause hyperventilation. This can exacerbate the physical symptoms of stress and prolong feelings of anxiety. However, we have the…

Mindfulness: The New Workplace Trend

Kayla McMahon January 18, 2017 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you letting work-related stress get the best of you? If so, you might want to consider engaging in the hottest new trend that is hitting the workplace: mindfulness. According to a recent study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Preventing Chronic Disease, 1 in 7 American workers say they practice mindfulness-based activities. The study surveyed over…

Chasing a Good Night’s Sleep

Zach Morgan February 3, 2017 0 comments 0

The world we inhabit today is full of flashing lights, nonstop notifications, and a general air of restlessness, a burning desire to know what is happening around us at all times.  Though this hyper-connectivity is not necessarily a bad thing, it has nevertheless resulted in a palpable effect on the sleep patterns of millions of people.  To that end, we…

How the Two Kinds Stress Affect the Workplace

Zach Morgan March 26, 2017 0 comments 0

As unfortunate as it may sound, stress is an immutable part of our lives and careers.  Friction inevitably arises within our attempts to balance work, fun, friends, family, and everything else we have to consider as working adults.  This friction often advances into stress, but what might be surprising is that stress manifests in two very distinct ways. The type…

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