Danielle Boyd

About Danielle Boyd

Marketing manager for Electromedical Products International Inc., manufacturer of Alpha-Stim, a non-invasive medical device FDA cleared to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain.

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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Daily Life|

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 | 2018-01-17T10:34:35+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|