How to Overcome Financial Stress

  According to annual surveys by the American Psychological Association, finances have consistently topped the list of significant causes of stress for years. Even before the Great Recession, over 70% of Americans surveyed repeatedly listed money as their number one cause of stress. Over the past couple of years, the financial picture for many here […]

8 Foods that Cause Anxiety and Anger

  It’s common to feel anxious or irritated if you’re hungry. Low blood sugar rushing, dehydration and a rumbling tummy make everyone a little less pleasant than normal. But if you’ve ever felt angry or anxious after you eat, it could mean your body is reacting negatively to what you ate. Several common foods and […]

10 Ways to Reduce Stress

  What’s the big deal about stress? Everybody gets stressed out sometimes. The problem is constant stress can make you sick. It’s responsible for 70 percent of all visits to family doctors. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart […]

Stress and Pain

Beware “The Spike”! If you’re one of the millions of Americans dealing with chronic pain, you know it goes without saying that living with pain is extremely stressful. But that stress, aside from making you feel overwhelmed and likely on the verge of burnout, may also be a key reason why your pain is not […]

The Many Benefits of Laughter

Humor as Medicine At the beginning of my shift, I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient’s anterior chest wall. “Big breaths,” I instructed. “Yes, they used to be.” Bet you couldn’t help but laugh, even a little… Or could you? If a smile or chuckle was your first response, the […]

You’re Fired! Pink Slip Stress Relief…

  Is there someone in your life who desperately needs to get a pink slip? You know who I’m talking about… it’s the one you hate hearing from… the one you always let the answering machine pick up or whose email sits in your inbox for days before you respond. If you find yourself actively […]

The 30 Second Stress Relief Technique

By Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT Perhaps it starts when the alarm clock doesn’t go off for some reason. Then you get a flat tire on the way to work — in the rain. You finally walk into the workplace soaked and a half hour late when the boss heads your way with an unhappy […]