Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals ...

Jul 25

Categories: Eating Disorders, Stress Management


How the stress hormone cortisol reinforces traumatic memories

The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the memory reconsolidates. This ...

Jul 2

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...


6 Ways to Minimize Overall Stress in Times of Transition

Stress is the enemy of mental and physical health. And the primary stress trigger is major transition. Here are 6 ways to minimize overall stress in times of transition.

Jun 17

Categories: Stress Management


The Psychology of Web Browsing

Who knows that website optimization, top-notch web teams might cause adverse behaviour from web visitors if they do not take psychology into account.

Jun 13

Categories: Stress Management


Manage Stress with the Waterfall Technique

Stress is a powerful influence on how we feel, emotionally, mentally and physically. This powerful technique can be used anywhere to help you relieve stress and relax. All you need is two minutes and a quiet place where you can close your eyes.

May 19

Categories: Meditation, Stress Management


Secrets are as heavy as a physical weight.

Secrets are as heavy as a physical weight. Secrets could be money troubles, bad habits and quirks and what not.

May 9

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...


Stress eating helps, when they're these superfoods

When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may ...

Apr 16

Categories: Stress Management


Why Thinking About the Future Makes Today Easier

Is it important to think about tomorrow?

Mar 30

Categories: Stress Management


Is stress a nature or nurture reaction?

Within a group of children, there is always some children who tend to be shying or distressing away in a corner of the room, while there is the actives ones that run about the classroom. Scientists believe that the main cause is their sensitive and ...

Mar 28

Categories: Stress Management


Why FISH is nature's antidepressant: Mediterranean diet 'reduces the ...

The Mediterranean diet is known to prevent against heart disease and is hailed as the secret to a long, healthy life. Now, researchers have found the can help people with depression, too. A study found people who followed the diet were happier, ...

Mar 17

Categories: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Stress Management


Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Jan 16

Categories: Stress Management


Hugs Help Protect Against Stress and Infection, Say Carnegie Mellon ...

Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away? According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, that may not be that far-fetched of an idea.

Dec 18

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Stress Management


Health Effects of Stress in the City

Does your pace of life in the city impact your health?

Dec 15

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Stress ...


Less Sleep Means More Stress for Teens

Teens stay up late at night and sleep late into the morning, a result of a natural shift in their circadian rhythms. That biological schedule puts them at odds with the adult world, as well as early start times for high school. But does the mismatch ...

Dec 12

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Stress Management


"Trigger" for stress processes discovered in the brain

At the Center for Brain Research at the MedUni Vienna an important factor for stress has been identified in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Sweden). This is the protein secretagogin that plays an important role in the ...

Nov 28

Categories: Stress Management