Month: February 2024

Stress

Stress

GoodTherapy has a very informative article about stress, some of its symptoms and effects, and ways to manage them.  They mention the “fight or flight” response, which involves physical and mental changes, but recent research has suggested that there may be five or even as many as eight responses to stress, all starting with “f,” including fight, flight, freeze, fawn, “fine,” faint, flop, and friend. Some on that list seem like variations of others, but all are possible responses (along with others that don’t rhyme or start with f), and it can be useful to understand what they mean and how they can help or harm us, so we can develop better responses to the stressors in our own lives. It’s also interesting to note…

Little Things Count – A Lot More Than You’d Expect

Little Things Count – A Lot More Than You’d Expect

Would you like to make a positive impact in someone’s life but think it would probably take months, even years to bring that about?  Well, surprise!  Research has shown that as little as 30 seconds of kindness and compassion can actually change lives.   Most people don’t think much about the random acts of kindness they may do now and then – such small gestures cost little to nothing in time and money, but they bring joy to the ones who receive them, strengthening relationships and improving wellbeing.  And they’re also contagious – stop to let someone in front of you in traffic then watch behind you and you’ll probably see someone else doing the same thing!  Studies find that people greatly underestimate the value…