Tag Archives: Stress Management

Stressed like a rat

Stuck in a rut? There is new research that explains how, under high stress loads, the brain prefers habits and routines over new learning. The New York Times published an article about this study titled “Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop” on August 17. In the rats studied, “regions of the brain […]

Why People Might Use Anxiety to Avoid Depression

[A quick administrative note. I recently entered into an agreement with MentalHelp.net to provide blog posts for them. Some of the entries made here will also appear in their blog. This is the first such post.] Back in March of this year, I was listening to NPR while driving around town doing errands. Terry Gross […]

Stress Relievers

Good Housekeeping has an online article 6 Surprising Stress Fixes. Here are their recommendations: “Strategy 1: Smooch spontaneously…’Kissing relieves stress by creating a sense of connectedness, which releases endorphins, the chemicals that counteract stress and depression.’” “Strategy 2: Take the cuddle cure…holding hands and hugging can measurably reduce stress.” “Strategy 3: Lash out less…Concentrate on […]