Are You Stress Sensitive?

by  Jim Porter, M.A.L.S., FAIS, President of StressStop Do you ever wonder if stress affects you more than the average person? Are you easily annoyed or frustrated by minor inconveniences? You may be stress sensitive and you don't even know it. If you're stress sensitive, little things get under your skin. Stuff bugs you that [...]

By | 2017-09-28T16:24:17+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Daily Life|

6 Subtle Signs You Are Overdue for Self Care: Self-care is not a luxury!

by AIS Fellow Cynthia Ackrill, MD It is a critical part of finding the energy and brainpower you need to navigate life.  It is non-negotiable for brilliance and resilience. And it is the ultimate burnout antidote. But sadly, as a culture, we have a personal energy crisis on our hands. A recent New York Times [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:37:47+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Daily Life|

Middle School Students Increase Stress Disorder Awareness and Open Conversation with Peers

Thank you to the 7th graders at Swift Creek Middle School for their donation to The American Institute of Stress. Their Health and Physical Education class did a stress disorder awareness project to open conversation with their peers and bring awareness about disorders such as depression, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Anorexia Nervosa. They [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:20:10+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Daily Life|

Irma Aftermath: Coping With Long-Term Impacts of Natural Disasters

by newsmax.com When major disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma strike, the first priority is to keep people safe. This process involves dramatic evacuations, searches, and rescues, with millions witnessing heart-breaking images on live and social media. All of these stressors become imprinted in our hearts and brain and can last for days, weeks, months, [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:45:32+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Daily Life|

His Stress, Her Stress

The New Neuroscience of Stress and Gender by Dr. Heidi Hanna, AIS Executive Director Our relationship with stress is dynamic and unique. The brain’s plasticity means that even with genetic predispositions, we can shape both the structure and function of our neural networks through experiences and lifestyle choices. The lens through which we see challenges [...]

By | 2017-09-11T08:03:55+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Daily Life|