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The Good News About Stress -Part 1

According to the American Institute of Stress- 44% of Americans are more stressed than they were 5 years ago 1 in 5 Americans experience physical symptoms of stress- heart palpitations, shaking, depression 3 out of 4 doctors visits are for stress related ailments Stress increases the risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, among others I’ll confidently go out on a limb here and say that each and every one of us is dealing with stress. What was the last thing you experienced stress about today? Was it worth it? Are you still thinking about it? Chances are you experience stress to some degree on a daily basis. Maybe it’s from your kids who aren’t listening. Perhaps it’s your partner l

Mental Health Matters

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS From shame to empowerment Have you ever been happy? Excited? Overjoyed? Felt sad? Angry? Overwhelmed? Guess what…. those experiences, sensations, and feelings are your MENTAL HEALTH. Do you feel embarrassed when you’re happy? Do you make excuses when you’re feeling excited? Do you feel shameful when you’re joyful? I bet the answer is no. Because it’s okay to be okay. Yes, our more upbeat emotions and positive mental state feel good and are easier to experience. But, what about when you’re not feeling so peppy and elevated. What then? What makes that ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’ or ‘scary’? Why is it not okay to not be okay? It’s not realistic that we are going to be content, or gla