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First Responder Work Stress

First Responder Work Stress

When you have experienced a traumatic event, you may have faced some strong emotional or physical reactions. Sometimes emotional aftershocks or stress reactions appear immediately after the traumatic event, while some may appear a few hours or a few days later. Most take weeks, months, or even years before stress reactions appear. These horrible events of critical incidents and chronic…

Overcoming an eating disorder

Overcoming an eating disorder

Any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits, such as anorexia nervosa. Recovering from an eating disorder can be difficult but is most definitely possible. If you or someone you know is trying to overcome an eating disorder, you might find that other physical and emotional issues stress can come up during the process.…

Anxiety of becoming independent

Anxiety of becoming independent

Everyone gets anxious from time to time. If an anxiety is interfering with many areas of your day-to-day life like schoolwork or relationships, it’s possible that you have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can make you feel nervous a lot of the time in different situations and for maybe long periods of time. Becoming independent is a big decision. It…

The Benefits of Power Napping

The Benefits of Power Napping

Many of our highest achievers benefits from taking a brief time-out from the stressed day and taking a power nap. Our parents and babysitters may have been onto something when they encouraged us to nap — even in adulthood, brief, regular napping seems to be good for you in a variety of different ways, according to recent studies. While our fast-paced…

Why Moms Need Friends for Stress Relief

Why Moms Need Friends for Stress Relief

Motherhood can bring amazing rewards, as any mother will tell you. However, it can bring a good measure of stress, leaving many moms exhausted and even at an increased risk of depression. That’s why self-care for mothers is especially important. And although mothers often think of the need for their children to have healthy social lives, one of the greatest…

Owning a pet can reduce stress!

Owning a pet can reduce stress!

When thinking of ways to reduce stress in life, usually techniques like meditation, yoga and journaling come to mind. These are great techniques, to be sure. But getting a new best friend can also have many stress relieving and health benefits. While human friends provide great social support and come with some fabulous benefits, but benefits of furry friends: cats…