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 | 2017-11-29T13:08:35+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 | 2017-11-27T10:04:30+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Daily Life|

Are You Stress Sensitive?

by  Jim Porter, M.A.L.S., FAIS, President of StressStop Do you ever wonder if stress affects you more than the average person? Are you easily annoyed or frustrated by minor inconveniences? You may be stress sensitive and you don't even know it. If you're stress sensitive, little things get under your skin. Stuff bugs you that [...]

By | 2017-09-28T16:24:17+00:00 September 28th, 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|

His Stress, Her Stress

The New Neuroscience of Stress and Gender by Dr. Heidi Hanna, AIS Executive Director Our relationship with stress is dynamic and unique. The brain’s plasticity means that even with genetic predispositions, we can shape both the structure and function of our neural networks through experiences and lifestyle choices. The lens through which we see challenges [...]

By | 2017-09-11T08:03:55+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Daily Life|

Why We Need to Stop Hacking and Start Healing

3 Shifts to Recharge Your Brain and Your Life. by AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna In the movie Limitless, we see the ramifications of the brain supposedly optimized to its greatest potential. Bradley Cooper’s character, among others, explores the power of the human mind by amplifying energy production without need for restoration or rest. As [...]

By | 2017-07-25T16:32:54+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Daily Life|

New Membership Perk: Research Round Up

Thanks to our new Director of International Development, Dr. Alan Ruth, we are going to be providing members with a summary of recent stress research every other month. We know it can be stressful to try to stay up on all of the research, and navigate through what's truly helpful. We hope these summaries will [...]

By | 2017-07-17T09:23:58+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Daily Life|

7 Techniques to Tame Monkey Mind

by Heidi Hanna, PhD Executive Director for The American Institute of Stress, NY Times best selling author, Founder of Beyond Funny Simple shifts to reduce anxiety and stress. In our over-stimulating and hyper-connected environment, it’s easy to slip into a state of chronic stress. Overtime, feeling overwhelmed can lead to anxiety that hijacks your attention and [...]

By | 2017-05-10T11:39:36+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Daily Life|