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|

Instructional Breathing Techniques with Robert Kallus, MS

  In this video, Robert Kallus guides viewers through simple breathing techniques that can alleviate stress. By focusing on deep breaths into the belly rather than inflating just the lungs, you can gain reap great benefits for both body and mind. Robert Kallus is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing just outside [...]

By |2018-07-12T15:08:58+00:00July 10th, 2018|Daily Life|

10 Tips to Boost Your Vitamin Z – Sleep Strategies

According to recent studies, approximately 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep loss or sleep disorders. The annual cost of chronic sleep loss is estimated at $16 billion in health care expenses and $50 billion in lost productivity. A lack of sleep puts your body under additional stress, which may trigger an increase of [...]

By |2018-06-07T17:10:02+00:00July 9th, 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|

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+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Daily Life|

Stress and Sleep – How To Master Stress And Enjoy Restful Sleep Instantly

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research estimates that approximately 40 million Americans have some kind of sleep disorder. This encompasses a wide range of illnesses and conditions that include insomnia, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. Sleep-related disorders are on the rise and many illnesses that people are suffering from during the day, may [...]

By |2018-06-12T10:01:53+00:00June 12th, 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+00:00June 8th, 2018|Daily Life|

Good Morning San Diego with Dr Heidi Hanna: Women and Stress at Work

AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna appeared on Good Morning San Diego on April 3, 2018 to talk about women and stress at work. A study found that 30% of women reported that their mental health struggles affect their ability to perform their job. Dr. Hanna says we always have to look at [...]

By |2018-04-04T17:22:57+00:00April 4th, 2018|Daily Life|

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+00:00March 16th, 2018|Daily Life|