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Stress: Portrait of a Killer August 10, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Life Balance, Meditation, Mindfulness.

Last night, we watched a fascinating look at stress in primates: man and ape.

Stress kills.  It destroys our immune system.  It clogs our arteries.  It frays our D.N.A. leading to premature aging in our bodies and brains.

And it’s not the stressors that cause the problem . . . it’s how we view those stressors that does the damage.

Keeping a sense of humor about life and its challenges does much to negate the damaging effects of stress.

Meditation, creative visualization, yoga, and other relaxation techniques counter-balance the stress in our lives by allowing us to see that we have far more control over our thoughts (and the perceived stressors in our lives) than we ever imagined.

Close your eyes and put these practices to use in your life.

More information:  Stress: Portrait of a Killer


1. cindy - August 10, 2010

Righty ho … off to contemplate my navel.
Good night.

nrhatch - August 10, 2010

Sweet dreams.

2. souldipper - August 10, 2010

The distress of stress: one’s denial about being stressed. God bless friends.

nrhatch - August 10, 2010

Fascinating documentary.

Even the baboons suffered negative health effects from stress . . . and they’re probably less apt to dwell on the past than their human counterparts.

3. Tammy McLeod - August 11, 2010

Good post and something that I “talk like I can handle” and sometimes don’t do as well as I should.

nrhatch - August 11, 2010

One reason I stopped practicing law . . . too much stress for me. It just seemed that life was too short to spend it with a bunch of stressed out liars. : )

4. nancycurteman - August 11, 2010

For me, the best stress reliever is exercise. I try to take a two-mile walk every week day. I think about things I want to do and I spend some time focusing on how fortunate I am.

nrhatch - August 11, 2010

Exercise is a miracle drug ~ good for mind, body, and soul. And it’s a en excellent stress buster.

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