Stress Is An Everyday Reality. How Do You Cope?

Stress can be a healthy response to daily demands and boost the body's performance, but what happens when the pressure becomes a consistent problem? High stress can drive up a person's blood pressure and weaken the immune system, contributing to chronic pains like headaches and back problems. Meanwhile, behaviors like smoking, alcohol use and overeating are [...]

By |2018-08-29T13:20:12+00:00August 29th, 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|

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+00:00May 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+00:00November 1st, 2016|Daily Life|