In: stress

Language Predicts Stress Levels
November 9, 2017

The way that people use language predicts stress levels quite reliably, according to a 2017 study in the Proceedings of the…

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Hope
Find Hope Despite Adversity
October 29, 2017

Finding hope can feel miraculous when wrestling with the endless challenges of any chronic illness, including depression. At the end of…

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News Media Create Stress
News Media Create Stress – Nancy
October 25, 2017

Bipolar disorder can make it hard to maintain stability of moods, and deal with the stresses of life.  The news and…

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Recovering from Disaster
Recovering from Disaster – Reclaim Your World
October 11, 2017

It seems appropriate to write about an aspect of recovering from disaster. We have been through an extraordinary period of natural…

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Feeling Trapped
September 30, 2017

Feeling trapped is one of the most painful emotional experiences. The need to escape from this place can sometimes lead us…

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Lower the Pressure
September 3, 2017

Lower the pressure to be more effective, tips on managing stress.

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return to work
Return to Work
August 22, 2017

Successful Return to Work Return to work is an important step in the recovery process for many people with bipolar or…

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Increased Alcohol Use in US
Increased Alcohol Use in the US
August 14, 2017

A detailed and impressive study finds dramatically increased alcohol use disorders in the US in the past decade. Between 2001-2002 and…

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PTSD Prediction
May 14, 2017

For people who have been exposed to violence or trauma, and who naturally experience some symptoms of anxiety, what approaches are…

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Avoid Intimidation
April 23, 2017

Rick Hanson has written an elegant and timely newsletter article about how to avoid intimidation and fear from paper tigers and…

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Stand Up to Intimidation
February 11, 2017

How and when to stand up to intimidation is a topic much on the minds of many people in the United…

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Potential Catastrophe
October 12, 2016

What to do when catastrophe seems to loom just around the corner? Many people are having trouble getting to sleep these…

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Phosphatidylserine
September 3, 2016

Phosphatidylserine may help protect the body against stress and may improve memory and prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. For the last month I…

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Body Mindfulness and Peak Performance
January 17, 2016

If mindfulness training works to achieve peak performance in Navy SEALs and top athletes perhaps it’s not such a New Age…

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Centering
October 17, 2015

Feeling scattered and distracted is such a common experience in our lives these days. Rick Hanson talks about getting centered in…

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Performance Anxiety is Good
February 19, 2015

Although I have given thousands of presentations to professional audiences over the course of my career, when I was beginning that…

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Boredom
January 24, 2015

Boredom is one of the most common negative emotions, and yet relatively little explored in the psychology literature. A woman, Kate,…

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Clutter Stress Depression
January 17, 2015

My post about getting things done sparked a lively interest and a bit of controversy. One of the careful readers of…

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Through the door 1 – Therapy needed
December 15, 2014

A few years back and I am living in Paris with my Irish wife who works for a large International think-tank based…

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Stress and the Holidays
November 23, 2014

Stress and the Holidays– A successful businesswoman, who is herself a mother, is returning to her family’s home to have Christmas…

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