In: stress

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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Exercise and Stress – How Exercise Prevents Depression
October 5, 2014

Exercise seems to reduce stress. But how does this work? And what about exercise effects on depression? An article in the…

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Returning to Work
September 22, 2014

We’re big believers in the notion that work is often an extremely important part of the — of what can help…

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Rick Hanson – Trust in Love
August 20, 2014

It has been a while since we mentioned Rick Hanson’s wonderful website and listserve – Just One Thing. Along comes not…

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Accepting Uncertainty
August 16, 2014

We are often trapped more by what we think about how things should be, or “have to be,” than by the reality…

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Stress and Trauma as Risk Factors for Bipolar
May 28, 2014

I have long been interested in the relationship between traumatic experiences and bipolar disorder. A couple of years ago I gave…

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Irritability and Coming Home from Work
May 21, 2014

I feel bad about it but at the end of the day I end up in a fight with my husband….

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Managing Tasks without Pain
April 20, 2014

A young woman who is attending architecture school mentioned a sudden dip in mood that happened the previous evening.   She told…

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Medications for Anxiety
February 24, 2014

A writer we have been seeing for about a year for depression and bipolar sent me an email yesterday – “I…

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