Stress Management

“Change your thoughts and you change your world” a powerful quote by Norman Vincent Peale which I often reflect upon, and find comfort in. In essence, it means that each of us has the ability to create our own mindset. We can choose to have a mindset focused on failure, setbacks, and perfectionism, or we
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Students felt high levels of loneliness, social isolation, and concern about their mental health during the fall semester due to COVID-19, with students of marginalized identities and historically underrepresented backgrounds reporting greater stress levels, according to a Duke survey. The Office of Undergraduate Education Research Group conducted an online survey of Duke undergraduates between Nov.
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The term mindfulness has been used to refer to a ‘heightened psychological state of awareness’. There are many ways to practice mindfulness. Researchers have identified numerous benefits to incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine. Some mindfulness benefits include: reduced depressive symptoms, less stress, improved memory, improved focus, less emotional reactivity (in other words, you are less snappy),
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Emotions have a powerful effect on how you feel each day. In fact, if you have asthma, you may notice that your emotions play a part in your symptoms. Even though allergens are the major trigger of allergic asthma symptoms, you may experience more severe asthma symptoms or more frequent asthma attacks if you’re feeling
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Moms are trying to deal with a global pandemic, work from home, combat loneliness, and help their child navigate virtual learning. Moms are really struggling right now. They are trying to deal with a global pandemic, work from home, combat loneliness, and help their child navigate virtual learning. COVID-19 has forced everyone to change how they live
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Children know more than parents may think. Sometimes it’s an inner knowing. Here’s what they know and how it differs from sensing dad’s feelings. If mom’s job couldn’t be any more difficult with more pressure, she needs to make sure that she presents a calm demeanor in front of her children. Moms are human too, and they
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No. 2 in a series By Ron Rubenzer, EdD, MA, MPH, MSE, FAIS *This is an article from the Summer 2020 issue of Combat Stress.  CHAPTER TWOAttitudes, Breathing, Choices A Health Centered Approach to Stress Management The Reader is invited to Try the ABC approach. That is, rehearse a healthcentered “Attitude, Breathing technique and Choice” to
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Stress and Insomnia go hand in hand. It becomes more complicated to stay relaxed and feel comfortable when we spend our days running to manage our job, career or business, family life, and personal life. Often, 24 hours in a day are not enough when we live surrounded by the Digital world and lots of
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The inventor of Alpha-Stim, Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch, has announced his retirement after a 40-year career in electromedicine.  Dr. Kirsch, a neurobiologist, introduced Alpha-Stim to the market in 1981 and since then has made it his mission to raise awareness and acceptance of the technology in a medical world that relies almost exclusively on prescription
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The American Institute of Stress was founded in Yonkers, New York in 1978 and moved to Texas in 2012. It is a Texas 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Your tax deductible gift allows us to continue helping you along with Service Members, First Responders, and civilians navigate stressful situations to have a happier, more rewarding life.© 2020
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Dr. Robert Carter III Ph.D., MPH, FACSM, FAIS is a US Army officer, an expert in integrative human physiology and performance, and has academic appointments in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Carter completed military assignments in Germany, France, Afghanistan, Washington, DC, and the White House as a military social
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DAYTON — Ceremonies commemorating National Wreath Across American Day have been taking place across the country today, including in Dayton. Due to the pandemic, the ceremonies will look slightly different this year. Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization, are leading nationwide ceremonies to make sure that a live, balsam fir veteran’s wreath is placed at
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If you usually love yet hate the shopping, cooking, cleaning, traveling, or spending that’s associated with the winter holidays, remember that there is at least one silver lining to the pandemic: It may make it easier to take a more laid-back approach to the holiday season this year. As we are asked to tone down
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