Category Archives: Stress Management

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Getting dumber because we work too much.

America is getting dumber, and it’s because we work so daman much. (Thrillist) The 50-hour (or longer) workweek is something Americans wear like a badge of honor. We one-up each other with long hours at the office, overtime, and packed schedules.   (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Signs of overtraining: Symptoms and recovery tips.Long work…
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When law school gives you an eating disorder.

The struggle: When law school gives you An eating disorder. (Above the Law) By the end of her first semester in law school, she was wearing clothing from the children’s section.   (Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:My daughter’s struggle taught me about eating disorders.Kinder, gentler med school: Less depression.Wearing your weight as armor.Back-to-school…
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Fear of flying: When self-doubt paralyzes you.

Fear of flying: When self-doubt paralyzes you into inaction and keeps you from pursuing your dreams. (Package Your Genius Academy) And then, almost suddenly, doors begin to fly open and opportunities to reach the next level are coming at you faster than you ever could have imagined.  But, instead of reacting with enthusiasm and being…
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Working through grief after national tragedies.

8 ways to work through grief after national tragedies. (SheKnows) When the news is dominated by nothing but tragedies, it’s critical to prioritize your own mental well-being and healing.   (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Therapists reveal what therapy can do for you.The 5 stages of grief and loss.5 ways to shut down body…
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7 signs your boss is toxic.

7 signs your boss is toxic. (Real Simple) Here, the “seven deadly sins” of managers—actions that lead workers to think of their work as meaningless—identified by researchers.   (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:7 signs you are in a toxic friendship.‘Toxic’ relationship traits that are actually healthy.Signs you are the enabler in a toxic relationship.7 signs you…
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Law students suffer depression and binge drinking.

The struggle: Law students suffer from high rates of depression and binge drinking. (Above the Law) Depression coupled with severe anxiety can lead to alcohol and drug abuse, and 22 percent of law student survey respondents reported that they were binge drinkers. Once law students graduate, these problems do not improve, but seem to only get…
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Resilience in medical education: Help for burnout.

Resilience in medical education: Defining burnout and how role models can help. (in-Training) Harvard psychiatrist Raymond Laurie has previously described the concept of “role strain” with respect to negotiating relationships with their families, friends, partners, peers, attending physicians and patients. Additionally, with regard to students’ concept of themselves, individuals who have high achievement may be…
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Intangibles employees want from employers.

The intangible things employees want from employers. (Harvard Business Review) There are some companies we look at, admire, and say, “Wow, I really want to work for them.” These companies understand that employees are as important as the paying customers who consume the products and services they sell.   (Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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5 lies ruining your mental health.

5 lies ruining your mental health. (Huffington Post) Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about mental health, many misconceptions remain. Before the stigma can be stopped, these five mental health myths need to be debunked:   (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.Breaking stigma of mental health…
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Things mentally strong people do daily.

8 things mentally strong people do every single day. (Huffington Post) In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally strong people create healthy habits that assist them in growing stronger. Here are eight things mentally strong people do every day to strengthen their mental muscles. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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The 2 types of perfectionism.

The 2 types of perfectionism: One helps while the other sabotages you. (PsyBlog) A certain type of perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety and eating disorders. (Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Ways heavy social media use leads to depression.9 signs your perfectionism is out of control.What kind of therapist – and which type of…
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How blacks emotionally protect themselves in age of BlackLivesMatter.

How black people can emotionally protect themselves in the age of #BlackLivesMatter. (The Washington Post) Consuming news and video of black pain and death from our social media feeds takes a psychological toll. Here are some tips on self-care.   (Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, intergenerational trauma.Living as a black man…
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What pulling an all-nighter does to your mind.

What pulling an all-nighter does to your mind. (Mindful) Six ways all-nighters do more harm than good, according to the science. (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Why can I not stop pulling my hair?Managing trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling.Scientific ways to crush procrastination.Withdrawal or expecting partner to mind-read hurts.Depression treatment heals way more than the…
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7 signs you are burned out at work.

7 signs you’re burned out at work. (Money) Mental burnout, coined in the 1970s to describe the psychological effects of relentless work stress, happens so subtly that you can easily confuse the symptoms for other negative forces, like a bad cold or a bad boss. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:7 signs your boss is…
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Importance of a balanced diet for mental health.

Importance of a balanced diet for mental health. (Science Daily) The importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health has been highlighted by recent research. The human brain needs an adequate intake of key nutrients, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3, essential amino acids, B-group vitamins (B12 and folate), vitamin D and minerals like zinc, magnesium…
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5 unexpected signs that you are depressed.

5 unexpected signs that you’re depressed. (Oprah) You’re not sad or overwhelmed, but maybe stuff has nonetheless gotten to you. Here are overlooked signals that you might need a little support to get back to feeling better, happier and more yourself. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:8 hidden signs you might be depressed.5 unexpected…
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Saying yes to what is next.

Saying ‘yes’ to what’s next: 4 signs you are a master at handling change. (Huffington Post) At the end of the day, it all comes down to how we handle it. Our ability (or inability) to live in reality and deal with change can say a lot about us and our outlook on life. And…
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11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try.

11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try. (Forbes) “Not only do successful people not fear therapy, they embrace it…. Psychotherapy is a tool that creates success. Smart people use it.” And therapy is not just something that smart people use, it’s something that most everybody should probably try during at least some point…
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Exercise benefits undermined if unable to cope.

Exercise benefits when young could be undermined in people unable to cope with stress. (Science Daily) Young people who exercise may be less likely to benefit from it in terms of avoiding heart disease later in life if they are prone to have a poor ability to cope with stress, reveals research. (Visited 36 times,…
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Keep calm, anger can trigger a heart attack!

Keep calm, anger can trigger a heart attack! (Science Daily) The risk of a heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following a burst of intense anger, researchers have found after investigating the link between acute emotional triggers and high risk of severe cardiac episodes. High levels of anxiety were associated with…
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Doctors and nurses should meditate.

Why doctors and nurses should meditate. (Mindful)  According to recent research, mindfulness could cut down on the spread of hospital-acquired infections. (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.Talking about meditation… without being annoying.5 keys to being a more mindful entrepreneur.What it’s really like…
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Facebook causes envy, depression follows.

If Facebook use causes envy, depression could follow. (Science Daily) “…if Facebook is used to see how well an acquaintance is doing financially or how happy an old friend is in his relationship–things that cause envy among users–use of the site can lead to feelings of depression.” (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Facebook, wine,…
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The scientific approach to changing your life.

The scientific approach to changing your life. (Huffington Post) For one thing, you have to know exactly where you’re at in relation to your goals. Dr. Norcross says there are five possible stages you may be in in regard to making changes: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance. (Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:7…
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10 lies we need to stop telling ourselves.

10 lies we need to stop telling ourselves. (Huffington Post) These self-limiting beliefs are affecting us one way or another. They’re paralyzing us and keeping too many of us from even thinking about taking action on our dream lifestyle. (Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:5 lies ruining your mental health.Lies about eating disorders that…
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Stress a factor for developing diabetes, autoimmune disease.

Stress can be a factor for developing diabetes and autoimmune diseases. (Medical News Today) Is the route by which the body tries to solve a problem, but when the situation becomes recurrent, stress can trigger diseases such as diabetes, depression, insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition and other autoimmune diseases… (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Quitting…
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Mindfulness boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures.

Mindfulness intervention boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures. (Science Daily) How can people who are dependent on prescription opioids reduce their cravings? Learn to enjoy other aspects of their lives. (Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What is behavioural activation for depression?Tired and edgy? Sleep deprivation boosts anxiety.Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy.The brain on anorexia.What…
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Response to threat silenced when reminded of being loved.

Brain’s response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being loved and cared for. (Science Daily) Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, new research has found. (Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:How to help a loved one with anorexia.Unexpected death of a loved…
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Teens whose parents exert psychological control have trouble.

Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence. (Science Daily) Teens whose parents exerted psychological control over them at age 13 had problems establishing healthy friendships and romantic relationships both in adolescence and into adulthood, a new longitudinal study has found. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Privileged teens more self-centered–and…
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Grad school’s mental health problem.

Grad school’s mental health problem. (Pacific Standard) There’s Imposter Syndrome, relative poverty, the endless solitude of reading and research, disdain within one’s extended family, not to mention the mixed-up rewards system that you must engineer in order to tell yourself that reading qualifies as work and therefore you deserve three square meals and occasional sleep. (Visited…
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Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.

High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk. (Science Daily)  Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to new research. (Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.Depression…
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Artist explores the many facets of binge eating.

Artist explores the many facets of binge eating. (Eating Disorders Online) (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.Emotional eating vs. binge eating.Quick to react, prone to binge eating.Binge eating disorder and recovery.Binge drinking and eating problems.Teenage dieting leads to adult binge eating.
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Reasons to break free from too busy.

4 reasons why you should break free from being ‘too busy’. (Mindful) Our culture wears busyness like a badge of honor. Here’s why you should do less—and feel good about it. (Visited 49 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Marijuana: Reasons you should take a break.Diet obsession: How to break free.Why you should get rid of your…
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Things you should never do when angry.

10 things you should never do when you’re angry. (Huffington Post) Getting into a heated argument doesn’t just put you in a bad mood. It can also compromise your ability to perform everyday tasks — like driving — in ways that could be dangerous for you or the people around you. (Visited 37 times, 1…
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Kinder, gentler med school: Less depression.

Kinder, gentler med school: Students less depressed, learn more. (Science Daily) Medical school students learn more and are mentally healthier when pressure in medical school is reduced and they are taught stress management skills, a new study shows. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:When law school gives you an eating disorder.College students on pressure…
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Paying graduate school’s mental toll.

Paying graduate school’s mental toll. (AAAS) Graduate students are more likely to have spouses and children who share the impact of their successes and failures. Graduate students are expected to practically live in the lab for several years. They’re embarking on a challenging, high-risk career path. Yet, many of the universities that do offer mental-health support…
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Managing empty-nester stress.

Managing empty-nester stress. (Huffington Post) Young adult kids leaving the nest: What is usually a great adventure for the young person is often a source of stress and grief for a parent. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Exercise benefits undermined if unable to cope.Midlife eating disorder triggers III: Empty nest.Mental abuse of young athletes.5…
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Long hours and overwork increases depression.

Combination of long hours and overwork increases depression risk. (Science Daily) Employees who work long hours with high job demands are more likely to develop depression, suggests a new study. Interventions targeting the combination of “long hours/overworked” might help to reduce the risk of depression in the workplace. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depression…
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The 20 things you need to let go to be happy.

The 20 things you need to let go to be happy. (Elite Daily) Everyone has one common goal in life: to achieve true happiness. The biggest factor holding us back from achieving our dreams is, simply and sadly, our own selves. We put limitations on ourselves everyday, whether intentionally or unintentionally. (Visited 32 times, 1…
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