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Beach State of Mind: Dr Heidi Hanna on Good Morning San Diego

American Institute of Stress (AIS) Executive Director Heidi Hanna, PhD talks with Good Morning San Diego about the benefits of being at the beach, and how you can train your brain to tap into the benefits through mindfulness practices that include cuing calming sensations. Trigger Your Brain for Relaxation "You don't have to be near [...]

By |2018-08-06T13:30:04+00:00August 6th, 2018|Daily Life|

Summer: The Best Time for Eco-Therapy

Written by Dr. Ron Rubenzer, Fellow, American Institute of Stress Thomas Jefferson’s “Desk-Stress” and Eco-Therapy. Thomas Jefferson, who penned a draft of the Declaration of Independence in just 18 hours, lamented over “desk drudgery.” His cure for “desk stress:” Go outside. Today his just “go outside” stress cure is called “eco-therapy”. There are countless millions [...]

By |2018-08-07T16:31:33+00:00August 6th, 2018|Daily Life|

Instructional Breathing Techniques with Robert Kallus, MS

  In this video, Robert Kallus guides viewers through simple breathing techniques that can alleviate stress. By focusing on deep breaths into the belly rather than inflating just the lungs, you can gain reap great benefits for both body and mind. Robert Kallus is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing just outside [...]

By |2018-07-12T15:08:58+00:00July 10th, 2018|Daily Life|

10 Tips to Boost Your Vitamin Z – Sleep Strategies

According to recent studies, approximately 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep loss or sleep disorders. The annual cost of chronic sleep loss is estimated at $16 billion in health care expenses and $50 billion in lost productivity. A lack of sleep puts your body under additional stress, which may trigger an increase of [...]

By |2018-06-07T17:10:02+00:00July 9th, 2018|Daily Life|

The scientist who coined “stress” wished he had chosen a different word for it

Written by Lila MacLellan for Quartz at Work. It’s hard to imagine a time when people were not stress-literate, so to speak. These days, we routinely recognize the red flags of chronic stress on the body—the fatigue, the low moods, the headaches, and frequent illnesses—if not in ourselves than in others. We remind friends or [...]

By |2018-07-03T15:22:41+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Daily Life|

Contentment Magazine: June 2018

The Healing Power of the Breath In this issue:  The Health Benefits of Nose Breathing by Dr. Alan Ruth Healing Power Of The Breath by Marylou Gantner The Setup Breath: Exhaling Deeply First by Rabia Hayek Re-Association: Fusing Awareness and Sound with Deep Breathing Practices by Rabia Hayek Take a Deep Breath by Jodi Sternoff [...]

By |2018-06-25T13:54:35+00:00June 25th, 2018|Daily Life|

Make Fun of Stress & Smile – It Makes You Look Smarter

This article will look at: ■       Why it is important to have workplace humor. ■       How humor lifts moods and improves relationships. ■       How to inject humor into your life by knowing yourself. ■       Going on a humor diet (e.g., Interfax Daily). ■       Making fun of stress — Developing your sense of humor. ■       Is [...]

By |2018-06-07T17:07:57+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Daily Life|

Stress and Sleep – How To Master Stress And Enjoy Restful Sleep Instantly

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research estimates that approximately 40 million Americans have some kind of sleep disorder. This encompasses a wide range of illnesses and conditions that include insomnia, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. Sleep-related disorders are on the rise and many illnesses that people are suffering from during the day, may [...]

By |2018-06-12T10:01:53+00:00June 12th, 2018|Daily Life|

As (Never) Seen on TV: Contentment!

“Ever wonder why you’re never happy? Even when you get the things you want, the feeling just never lasts. Well, I’ve got exactly what you’ve been looking for: Contentment!” Although certainly intended to be humorous, the YouTube video advertisement for Contentment echoes the truth: all the physical “stuff” in the world cannot make us content. [...]

By |2018-06-07T17:05:05+00:00June 8th, 2018|Daily Life|