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+00:00 June 22nd, 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+00:00 June 8th, 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|

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|

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|

May 2017 Issue of Combat Stress Now Available

Veteran Retreats: Immersion, Healing and Bonding in Community In this issue:  Intro to Military and Veterans Retreats Bridging the Gap Integrative Intensive Retreats for Military/Veterans and Their Primary Support Person Why Retreats? Retreat Outcomes: In Their Own Words The Impact on One Couple: A Life & Marriage Saved Lone Survivor Foundation Integrative Intensive Retreat (IIR) [...]

By | 2017-05-24T09:54:27+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Combat Stress|

Redefining Stress

by Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS Try to define stress and you might find yourself quickly in its grasp. Even the concept of stress has had a stressful ride; when it was first coined by Hans Selye as the “non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”, Selye himself had no idea the rapid [...]

By | 2016-12-20T16:43:31+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Daily Life|