Holidays can be filled with joy, laughter, and happiness. Yes, that is true. Holidays can also be times of worry, sadness, and fear. The reality is we can experience all these emotions at one time or another. The special date is on the calendar. Months, weeks, days and hours fly by as activities fill … Continue reading Overcoming Stress When It Comes To The Holidays
One word...burnout. While we pride ourselves into thinking we can do it all, we often ignore the signs our body gives us when we need to slow down. Whether it's working on a big project, taking care of children, preparing for exams, or even balancing the different aspects of our lives, there are times where … Continue reading Burnout, Stress, and Anxiety: Knowing How to Cope
One definition of stress is “a physical, mental or emotional factor causing bodily or mental tension”. These factors can arise together and cause issues with daily life. We may be experiencing wonderful moments and then, an unexpected event, thought or memory causes stress to enter our bodies. From too many activities on our agenda to … Continue reading Listening to Warning Signs of Stress
Just BREATHE!!!!!! I don’t know about you, but I have been told this by a number of well-meaning people while in stressful times. Doing breathing exercises is a helpful way to center yourself, and to slow down your heart rate, but it isn’t the only way to cope with stress. Here are some ways I … Continue reading Non-Destructive Ways To Cope With Stress
Contrary to popular belief there is a difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is usually used to describe feelings that people experience when demands made on them are greater. Stress can be looked at in terms of external and internal stressors. External stressors include traumas, life experience, or daily hassles. Internal stressors are feelings inside … Continue reading What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?
Work related stress is becoming a growing problem around the world, which can affect not only the health and wellbeing of the employees, but also productivity within the workplace. Each and everyone one of us deals with our stress levels in different ways. Stress can arise where by our work demands of various types and … Continue reading How to support a colleague’s stress levels
It breaks my heart when I see or hear of people saying this to people who struggle with mental illness.
“Why doesn’t someone write something that tells the truth and offers honest answers to avoiding stress during the holidays that aren’t wrapped up in layers of touchy-feely hogwash?” And so I did.
The holidays isn’t always an easy time for some people.
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6b, NASB The Peace I Lack Some people seem to possess and exude a sense of peace. I’m not one of them. Depression and anxiety wreak havoc in my mind and heart. Even on good days, I feel uneasy … Continue reading The Fruit of the Spirit Called Peace