Category Archives: Stress

The Link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Health in Adulthood

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest public health studies to examine the relationship between exposure to trauma and neglect in childhood and health across the lifespan. The study began in the mid-1990’s as a collaboration between the … Continue reading

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Warning: “Hanging in There” is Destroying Your Health

Many people suffer from stress-related illness. Here’s a great article on the long-term effects of pushing forward, even when your body is screaming for you to stop. Continue reading

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Be Grateful for This Day

It is easy to forget that this moment is all we really have.  Watch the inspiring video by Louie Schwartzberg below to cultivate gratitude for whatever this day brings into your life.  If you are interested, there is a free … Continue reading

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Why Judging People Makes Us Unhappy

Criticism of others and self-criticism are two common topics in any therapist’s office.  Here is an insightful article on judgment that I found on www.tinybuddha.com. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau … Continue reading

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The Lethality of Loneliness

Below is an excellent article from www.newrepublic.com called “The Lethality of Loneliness:  We now know how it can ravage our body and brain.”  There is more and more evidence of our biologically-based need for connection and intimacy with others.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Living with Your Hands Off Your Ears

Learning and growth only happen when we are willing to step out of our comfort zone, despite the fear and apprehension of doing so.  Immersing ourselves in the feared experience allows us to learn from it.  Here’s a great talk … Continue reading

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Humor Break

Laughter has been linked to many health benefits, such as pain relief, improved immunity, and decreased stress.  Be sure to regularly take a “humor break” to give yourself a lift.  Here are a couple of oldies, but goodies to get you … Continue reading

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