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|

Are You Stressed or Stressed Out?

When pressure becomes pain. by Dr. 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, [...]

By |2017-05-31T08:44:44+00:00May 31st, 2017|Daily Life|

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|