Month: March 2024

What Stress Can Do for You

What Stress Can Do for You

Stress is a part of life for all of us, but it doesn’t have to be debilitating or damaging to mind or body.  Stress that is managed in healthy ways can be the force that pushes us toward growth and achieving our dreams.  On the other hand, unhealthy stress responses can lead to physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that feel bad, wear us down, and take all the joy out of living.  (Read more about that here.) While there are as many ways to relax and recharge as there are advice-givers, (including baths, sleeping, breathing, massage, sensory stimulation, friends, hobbies, pets, nature, writing, and reframing, among many others), dealing with the symptoms usually doesn’t address the root causes.  What it might do is help calm…