How to Tell If You're Stressed

Everybody knows somebody who is stressed. But while it’s easy to identify when someone else is stressed, it’s not always that easy to tell if YOU are stressed. Consider these questions to find out.

Irritability. Do you have a short...

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Of Mountains and Molehills

For those of you who don’t know me, I love God’s creatures. From horses to earthworms, from birds to bees, I love them all.

Well, almost all of them. I have a nemesis. Moles.

Those little buggers. I can’t come up with one good...

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Breaking the Stress Habit

 

We typically feel negative emotions. The more we feel them, the more "engrained" they become in our physiology.

Like walking through a meadow. Walk through it once and you can't tell that you've been there. Walk through it on the same path over...

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Why You Shouldn't Cope with Stress

There’s some popular advice that is tossed about online, in doctor’s offices, among friends and family that is causing more harm than good.

Here’s what the so-called experts are telling you:

You need to learn to cope with stress....

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4 Tips to Have More Energy

It seems that everyone is tired. No one seems to have enough energy. This doesn’t make sense because in our modern society, we aren’t working nearly as hard as our grandparents and great-grandparents were. What are we missing? Why are...

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When Life is a Puzzle

Here’s a metaphor for you:

Have you ever tried putting together a puzzle without knowing the final image? It’s difficult to know where all the pieces go because you don’t know what you’re working towards. Your life can be...

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How to Prepare for an Upcoming Challenge

What do washing dishes, meetings, Mondays, mornings, and mothers-in-law have in common? They’re challenges. 

A challenge is a situation or circumstance that could potentially trigger a negative emotional reaction in you. Challenges can...

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The Leading Cause of Stress

Stress is a hot topic. More than that, stress is ruining us. Personal experience, media coverage, and statistics are all clearly indicating that stress is on the rise.

Why? What is the leading cause of stress?

Maybe it’s how fast everything...

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How to Make Change

So many people I talk to want things to be different in their life. Maybe not huge things like to move to a different country, change careers, or travel for a year. But usually more subtle things. Like have a better relationship with their spouse...

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6 Keys to Forgiveness

“Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” - Unknown

Holding on to guilt, resentment, blame, and anger is toxic. Literally. These emotions produce a physiological affect on the body that causes...

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