Stress Management: Surviving, Striving, Thriving

We live in a stressed-out society. A little bit of stress can be challenging and motivating but too much leaves us feeling tense and exhausted. More importantly, high levels of chronic stress can have very serious impacts on health. The Physical Effects of Stress Stress makes us vulnerable to other illnesses. One thing stress does…

Burnout or Balance

It’s your choice. Burnout sometimes charges into your life. Sometimes it sneaks up on you. Serious burnout results from the interplay of circumstances and personality.  Circumstances such as your job, financial and relationship stresses.  Personality factors such as ambition/drive, altruism, and degree of comfort in setting boundaries. Your health plays a role too, especially if…

Count Your Blessings

I’ve been thinking about how the notion of “Count Your Blessings” has had an impact on my life.   It made me wonder if there is a connection between gratitude and health, so I decided to do a little research.  Here’s what I found. Research on the connection between gratitude and health goes back decades…