The Secret to Making Change? Your Inner Caveman change Aug 11, 2014

Why do we vow at 8:30 a.m. not to eat any more sweets, yet at 3:30 p.m. we’ve got our hands in a co-worker’s candy stash?

Why do we sign up for a gym membership we rarely use?

Why do we say we’re going to remain calm and rational during an intense meeting, but twenty minutes...

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Stress Hormones – the Good, the Bad & the Ugly chemistry Aug 09, 2014

When we're exposed to a stressful event, whether it's real or imagined, physical or psychological, the body releases waves of stress hormones such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. They are a veritable stress tsunami, and they signal rapid changes to the entire body.

They are all ...

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What is “Play It Out”? play it out Aug 09, 2014

The key to restoring balance and building resiliency after the stress response has been stimulated is to fight or flee—or more realistically in today’s environment, to "Play It Out" with a short burst of vigorous physical activity. Play It Out uses up the stress hormones and releases...

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Stress is a Chemistry Problem chemistry Aug 08, 2014

Most of us would describe stress with feelings such as anxiety, frustration, irritability, fear, or worry. We’d say stress can make us feel short-tempered. We may snap at a coworker, get impatient with a loved one, or lie awake at night playing through all sorts of scenarios that may...

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Fight or Flight in 60 Seconds caveman Aug 08, 2014

There are many longwinded, scientific definitions of stress I could cite here, but here's the 60 second explanation. A stressor, or stress, is anything that pushes the body out of homeostatic balance. The stress response is what your body does to restore balance. The stress response is a ...

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14 Proven (And Simple) Ways To Improve Your Sleep

Are you having a hard time GETTING to sleep or STAYING asleep? Or god forbid...BOTH?

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