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6 Misconceptions about Stress

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
6 Misconceptions about Stress

Ahh Stress. Who doesn’t have that these days? Stress comes from work and from home life. Friends, family, co-workers, and even acquaintances can give us stress. At times it can feel like it is coming at us from every angle. With so many normal stresses of day to day life, is it possible to even have myths or misconceptions about something so very real to everyone? The answer is YES! Let’s take a look at 6 misconceptions of stress.

Everyone has the same stress. False! Something that may stress you out may not stress... Read More

 
 

6 Tips - Parenting a Teenager

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
6 Tips - Parenting a Teenager

Oh the joys of raising teenagers! This can be a difficult time in the family dynamic. Teenagers seem to be on a hormonal roller-coaster while parents become frustrated with how the teen responds to authority, responsibility, and in general the choices that they make.

If you’re a parent of a teenager, or even a tween, be prepared for some conflicts to arise. Some of the most common include:

Curfew, friends, and dating teen’s preference of hanging out with other teens vs the family homework disputes cars and driving privileges clothing,... Read More
 
 

6 Strategies to Control Anger before it Controls You

Friday, July 08, 2011
6 Strategies to Control Anger before it Controls You

1. Relaxation – Relaxation tools such as deep breathing, meditation, and yoga can help minimize feelings of anger that may otherwise spiral out of control. Relaxation techniques should be practiced daily to maximize its effectiveness.

 2. Cognitive Restructuring – This fancy term simply means changing the way one thinks. Anger begets anger. If one is always thinking in the negative, their frame of mind will stay in the negative. Think positively and stay away from using words like, “never” and “always”. Nothing is ever absolute. Anger never solves anything; actually it does the opposite... Read More

 
 

Military Personnel face Stress when Returning Home

Friday, July 08, 2011
Military Personnel face Stress when Returning Home

On June 21, 2011 President Obama announced on live television that he will be pulling troops out of Afghanistan. The plan is to bring home 33,000 U.S. troops by next summer. The first withdrawal of 5,000 troops is anticipated to be this summer and 5,000 more by the end of the year. The remaining 20,000 troops are to follow by September 2013. The troops coming home will face challenges and the stress of everyday civilian life. Not only will the troops face stress, so will their families and friends. The APA has put together information on stress with military personnel:

Stress will be... Read More

 
 

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