Burnout, Stress, and Anxiety: Knowing How to Cope

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

Listening to Warning Signs of Stress

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

What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?

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?

How to support a colleague’s stress levels

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

Time To Change – U.K.

Time To Change  is a U.K. based organization to help end the stigma and discrimination against mental illness. Their web-site provides information and links to help those who want to get involved, whether they've been personally affected by mental illness or not. The web-site provides resources such as pamphlets, booklets, posters, and more to help … Continue reading Time To Change – U.K.