Tag: Stress

Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown

Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown

The signs and symptoms of your ‘nervous breakdown’ are an indication that you have reached your limit, not that you’re going mad! You’re just at breaking point – completely ‘stressed out’ and at the ‘end of your tether’. There’s a limit to us all and there’s a limit to how much you can cope with too. […]

22nd May 2015 | By More
Exercise and Stress: Get moving to manage stress

Exercise and Stress: Get moving to manage stress

Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries. You know that exercise does your body good, but you’re too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. Hold on a second — there’s good news when it comes to […]

30th April 2015 | By More
10 Superfoods for Stress Relief

10 Superfoods for Stress Relief

Learning to control our stress by employing stress management techniques and adopting foods in our diet for optimal stress and anxiety reduction, can improve our overall health and wellness.  These small lifestyle adjustments can make a big difference. . Asparagus This green veggie is high in folic acid, which can help stabilize your mood. When […]

20th March 2015 | By More
Divorce can be toxic to childhood

Divorce can be toxic to childhood

British writer and education consultant, Sue Palmer, writes in her book Toxic Childhood, that children with divorced parents perform significantly worse than others, on academic tests. They display more conduct problems, poorer psychological adjustment, lower self-esteem and weaker social relationships. This is reflected in tears and tantrums, regression to immature behaviour and “the all-too familiar […]

20th March 2015 | By More
Effects of stress on your body

Effects of stress on your body

The physical effects of stress can be bad for your health, if you are not aware of the symptoms and manage it properly. Brain: In response to perceived danger, the hypothalamus places an order for stress hormones. Stress triggers the “fight or flight” response that can save you from danger. Prolonged stress can interfere with […]

18th March 2015 | By More
How do you Handle Stress?

How do you Handle Stress?

Avoidance The first defense against negative emotions is avoidance. We all want to avoid difficult or painful emotions. As a result, we tend to avoid any situation that could lead to the emotions we fear, or worse, try not to feel any emotions at all. While avoiding negative situations may protect us in the short […]

17th March 2015 | By More