5 Ways to Cope With Emotional Stress

Emotional stress can be particularly painful and be challenging to deal with, can take more of a toll that many other forms of stress. Part of the reason is that thinking about a solution, or discussing solutions with a good friend—coping behaviors that are often useful and effective in solving problems—can easily deteriorate into rumination and co-rumination,[…]

Easy Stress Management If You’re Feeling Exhausted

Stress management shouldn’t be stressful. Two of the most-recommended stress management techniques, exercise, and meditation, bring short-term benefits as well as long-term benefits that lead to greater resilience toward stress.   And yet, sometimes when we need stress relief the most—when we’re feeling overwhelmed, frazzled, drained, or anxious—we may feel less inclined to practice some of[…]

The Connection Between Creating Art and Stress Relief

With the coronavirus pandemic everyone is living in an uncertain time. Art can be a great outlet in a scary time. There are many ways creating art can be a great stress relief. Whatever the reason you are creating art it can help ease your mind.   Distraction If nothing else, creating art is a[…]

COVID-19: How to Cultivate Resilience in Times of Change

A significant number of changes are happening in our lives right now due to COVID-19. You might be unexpectedly working from home, homeschooling your kids, caring for an elder, or experiencing other major life changes. This has most likely left you feeling uneasy, overwhelmed, or anxious. What is it about change that creates this common[…]

Four Ways Gratitude Helps You with Difficult Feelings

Research suggests that grateful people are more skillful at coping with stress and regulating their emotions.   Feeling grateful can bring us a variety of benefits, including better mental and physical health and improved relationships. We tend to think of gratitude as an emotion we experience when things are going well, one that is closely associated[…]

Managing the Seemingly Inevitable Holiday Season Stress

Welcome to the holiday season—that whirlwind of gift-giving holidays, marketing blitzes, holiday parties, and activities galore that begins right after Halloween, builds to Thanksgiving and continues gaining momentum through the end of the year.   While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it’s also the harbinger of holiday stress for many.[…]

Use These 6 Key Ways to Thrive in the Midst of Change

Have you noticed how life can suddenly change and turn everything upside down when you least expect it? Pregnancy, job transfer or sudden unemployment, divorce, death of a loved one, illness or the diagnosis of a disability?   How Do You React When You Are Faced With Sudden Change? According to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, people tend to[…]