How to Use Physical Exercise as a Spiritual Practice

5 Simple Ways to Cross-Train Your Body, Mind and Soul by AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna With so many demands on your time and energy these days, it can feel impossible to keep self-care on top of your priority list. Besides, when you do make time to slow down, the discomfort of trying to [...]

By |2017-10-23T11:15:27+00:00October 30th, 2017|Daily Life|

International Stress Awareness Day on November 1st Prompts Free Resources for Stress Management, Interviews with Experts

On November 1, 2017, The American Institute of Stress, in collaboration with the International Stress Management Association, will be providing free training opportunities for individuals and organizations via social media and the AIS online learning center. Stress is the leading cause of illness and disability, responsible for up to 90% of all medical visits. The [...]

By |2018-01-19T08:59:39+00:00October 26th, 2017|Daily Life|

Leading Resilience

by Cynthia Ackrill, MD, FAIS How can you help your team manage the stress of the next few months? First, by doing this exercise for yourself. It’s impossible to have leadership presence or feel authentic when you are feeling pushed to your limits. Model self-care. People notice your well-being more than you realize. Make self-care a safe [...]

By |2018-01-19T09:09:13+00:00October 25th, 2017|Daily Life|

Take a Bite Out of Holiday Stress! (Yes… Now!)

by Cynthia Ackrill, MD, FAIS Date of photo: October 6, 2017. Temperature outside: 75F. Holiday stress is ALREADY upon us! How?! The leaves are still green. Halloween décor is still full price. And I am wearing shorts as I wandered into Home Depot to this scene. Oy! Right?! I know retail is hurting. Of course, they [...]

By |2017-10-23T10:55:11+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Daily Life|

How To Use Your Whole Brain: Redefining The Notion Of Who YOU Are

by Jim Porter, M.A.L.S., FAIS, President of StressStop I learned something very interesting about the difference between my conscious mind and my unconscious mind while taking my 16-year old daughter to her first driver's education class. In order to sign her in and pay for the course, I needed to show her learner's permit, which my [...]

By |2018-01-19T08:39:35+00:00October 16th, 2017|Daily Life|

Stress, Worry, or Anxiety: Why Labels Matter

3 tips to get clear on how your really feeling by Dr. Heidi Hanna, AIS Executive Director Peering through the curtain, I see the beautiful, curious faces of over a thousand women waiting to hear what I have to say. A flush of anxiety rushes through my body from toe to head, as my vision [...]

By |2017-10-05T09:11:43+00:00October 5th, 2017|Daily Life|