Why People Stay Despite Hurricane Warnings

Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas in the United States soon, and like many others before it, many are choosing to stay behind despite the warnings of possible heavy consequences.

Sep 15

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Stress Management

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Early stress is linked to brain maturation

A longitudinal study that lasted for 20 years was carried out by Radboud University regarding brain maturation. The researchers found that early exposure to stress leads to accelerated brain maturation during adolescence, and late exposure to stress ...

Jun 18

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Consumption of saturated fats may be linked to poorer stress ...

According to a study by Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, adolescent rats which were fed with food that were high in saturated fats developed poor stress management skills. Regions of the rats' brains that were changed by the diet resembled the ...

Jun 16

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

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Consumption of saturated fats may be linked to poorer stress ...

According to a study by Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, adolescent rats which were fed with food that were high in saturated fats developed poor stress management skills. Regions of the rats' brains that were changed by the diet resembled the ...

Jun 16

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

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Compassion Meditation Training reduces distress of observers in the ...

Compassion meditation training helps to relieve health professionals' stress when they encounter patients who are in pain. The meditation training works by increasing their compassion towards and understanding of the patient's experience.

May 30

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Meditation, Self-Care / Self ...

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School-Based Yoga Can Help Children Better Manage Stress and Anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a new study.

May 16

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Stress Management

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Kids Need to Eat Dirt and Get Dirty

Scientists recommend letting your child get dirty: According to their research, being out in the wild can improve a child’s physical and mental resilience. Dirt makes us psychologically strong!

Nov 10

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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How to Take (Better) Breaks

So far surprisingly little research investigated employee breaks at work, and even less research provided prescriptive suggestions for better workday breaks in terms of when, where, and how break activities are most beneficial. After analyzing data ...

Nov 1

Categories: Other, Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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The Importance of Work-life Balance

Taking control of your work-life balance: Find out why it is important; whether you have a good balance; and how to improve it!

Oct 25

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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Top Tips to De-stress Your Commute

From crowded platforms to rush hour traffic, delayed trains to pouring rain – your daily commute can be stressful. So take matters into your own hands and use these tips to help make your journey a little easier.

Oct 23

Categories: Mindfulness, Relaxation techniques, Stress Management, Workplace ...

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What Happens to Your Body When You're Stressed

We all feel stressed from time to time - it's all part of the emotional ups and downs of life. Evolutionary, the stress response has many advantages, however prolonged feelings of stress will wear and tear on the body. But what exactly goes on in ...

Oct 4

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Stress ...

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For Worriers, Expressive Writing Cools Brain on Stressful Tasks

According to a study by Hans Schroder from MSU measuring participants’ brain activity, simply writing about their feelings prior to a stressful task helped chronic worriers perform better on the task.

Sep 18

Categories: Stress Management

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Embracing Negative Emotions Could Boost Psychological Well-being

Our reaction when confronted with a negative emotion like sadness or disappointment is to try to escape. However, a recent study has found that acknowledging these emotions, instead of trying to get away, will likely benefit long-term mental health.

Aug 17

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Stress Management

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How to Help a Friend in Crisis

We often find ourselves at a loss of what to do or say when a friend is going through a difficult period in their life. Here are seven methods, backed up by research, to support them in the most effective way.

Aug 7

Categories: Other, Stress Management

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How Music Helps Your Mental Health

Many people deal with mental health issues. Music, for many of us, creates a strong emotional reaction, and has a positive effect on mental health. Here are some reasons why music is has this effect.

Aug 4

Categories: Stress Management

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