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|

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|

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 | 2018-01-17T17:03:58+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 | 2018-01-10T10:56:00+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Daily Life|

How To Use Your Whole Brain: Redefining The Notion Of Who YOU Are

by Jim Porter, M.A.L.S., FAIS, President of StressStop I learned something very interesting about the difference between my conscious mind and my unconscious mind while taking my 16-year old daughter to her first driver's education class. In order to sign her in and pay for the course, I needed to show her learner's permit, which my [...]

By | 2018-01-19T08:39:35+00:00 October 16th, 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 | 2018-01-17T10:34:35+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Daily Life|