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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 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|