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VIDEO: Tips on How to Manage Stress During the Holiday Season

AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego on Tips on How to Manage Stress During the Holiday Season.   There is about a 40% increase in stress during the holidays. What can you do to increase your awareness of this stress and make a plan to decrease it? Follow these steps! [...]

By | 2018-01-19T10:39:17+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Daily Life|

Busting Holiday Stress: Newsmax Health

“Studies show that our appetite for sweets increases quite dramatically when we experience chronic stress which makes the holiday season prime time for expanding your waistline,” Dr. Heidi Hanna, executive director of the American Institute for Stress, tells Newsmax Health. “Don’t deprive yourself of the occasional treat but practice eating slowly, calmly and mindfully.” Busting [...]

By | 2018-01-17T10:08:59+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Daily Life|

5 Ways to Make Decisions Less Stressful!

by Cynthia Ackrill, MD, FAIS The second your brain shifts into consciousness each morning, you start analyzing your world, assigning meanings, weighing pro’s and con’s, and predicting outcomes—from what to eat/wear/do/watch/read, to how to think/feel/behave, to which of your of billion plus thoughts should actually come out of your mouth. (There’s a constant challenge!) You [...]

By | 2018-01-17T17:03:58+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Daily Life|

Ten Reasons Why You Don’t Manage Stress

by Jim Porter, M.A.L.S., FAIS, President of StressStop Over the years, I've been made painfully aware of some of the roadblocks we are up against when it comes to raising awareness about stress management. In this regard, it seems to me, we are today where smoking was in the mid 1960's. That's when the first [...]

By | 2018-01-10T10:56:00+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Daily Life|

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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 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|