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Right now there are big concerns about how to help soldiers deal with the stress of war. There is a new urgency in figuring out how to treat PTSD, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Our Newsworthy Thursday story this week documents one new approach. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type Continue reading
You spend an hour every night lying in bed with racing thoughts, not able to shut down and go to sleep. You realize you just missed the last thing your spouse/child/boss said you because your brain was somewhere else. You are constantly looking for car keys, bills, and shoes. You just feel scattered and “mindless”. Daily stressors and the rushed, frenetic pace of life today can turn even the most stable well-adjusted among us into flustered scatterbrains. So, what can we do about it? How can we reclaim our calm? The answer appears to be a concept called mindfulness. The best way to accomplish mindfulness? Continue reading
Summer is fast approaching and that means a change in many family routines. As with any change, this one can lead to some stress for children as well as their parents. So I thought this would be a good time to talk a bit about stress and children - a kind of "primer" for parents on what to look for, when to act, and what to do to help children learn to manage stress well. Learning how to Continue reading
Maybe it's the strain of caring for toddlers, aging parents, or a sick spouse. Maybe it's trying to balance work and family. Maybe it's worrying about funding your retirement. All you know is that you are stressed out and need help. Sounds like it's time to add meditation to your toolkit. Meditation is not as exotic or difficult as many people believe. In truth Continue reading
I've been scouting the blogosphere, twitter, and pinterest looking for gems. Keep reading to find out what my favorite finds were this week. Continue reading