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For a Brighter Day, Choose to be Positive

The breakfast of champions is "rise and shine." The unspoken motto of losers is "rise and whine." You have a choice, unless someone else in your head is controlling you. Being positive at the crack of dawn is simple but not easy. Anyone can be positive at the crack of noon. You may wake up [...]

By | 2018-04-14T06:27:01+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Daily Life|

Good Morning San Diego with Dr Heidi Hanna: Women and Stress at Work

AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna appeared on Good Morning San Diego on April 3, 2018 to talk about women and stress at work. A study found that 30% of women reported that their mental health struggles affect their ability to perform their job. Dr. Hanna says we always have to look at [...]

By | 2018-04-04T17:22:57+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Daily Life|

One Minute Test Taking Tips

Excerpted/modified from book HOW THE BEST HANDLE STRESS* DR RONALD L. RUBENZER, EdD, MA, MPh, MSE. Certified as School Psychologist 111, Principal, Gifted Education (Doctoral); Licensed Psychological Associate, Health Services Provider. The “Testing Triathlon”: Being Fact Smart; Test Smart; Stress Smart. Top test performance requires developing three different types of smartness, tapping into different “brain-domains”: [...]

By | 2018-03-16T10:53:28+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Daily Life|

Please Meet Your Monkey Mind

By Executive Director Heidi Hanna  When we find ourselves slipping into survival mode, it can feel pretty chaotic. Consider what happens when you’ve gone too long without eating, haven’t had a good night sleep in a while, or haven’t seen the sun in days – you might not feel quite like yourself. This is when I [...]

By | 2018-03-13T15:22:39+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Daily Life|

3 Ways To Calm Your Mind, Even When In Overdrive

By: Cynthia Ackrill, MD Do You Sometimes Suffer From “OTD?” I sure do and so do most of my clients—those bright, accomplished professionals, executives, and leaders who look like they have it all together. Even the most focused and grounded high achievers get sucked into today’s perfect storm of unremitting urgency and unhealthy expectations. Their sharp, [...]

By | 2018-03-05T11:30:23+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Daily Life|

How Much Tech Leads To Stress?

by Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS Like other stress-related concerns and conditions, the point where technology becomes more foe than friend is different for each of us. Using energy resource theory, “stress is what occurs when demand exceeds capacity”. Our constant connection to information, stimulation, and validation can quickly shift us into overwhelm and trigger anxiety [...]

By | 2018-02-12T13:18:32+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Daily Life|

Are You Stressed or Stressed Out?

When pressure becomes pain. By: Heidi Hanna In beautiful irony, trying to define stress can be quite stressful. After all, even the godfather of stress himself Hans Selye pointed out that “in addition to being itself, stress is also the cause of itself and the result of itself”. In the story of his life, Selye [...]

By | 2018-01-17T15:18:54+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Daily Life|

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|