Stress and Our 24-Hour Society With the invention of the light bulb came the introduction of the 24-hour society. Other than our own biological clock, including our need for rest and sleep, there are very few limits to when we can perform almost any task. Before the light bulb few people worked outside of daylight hours. Now nearly 20% of … [Read more...] about How To Survive Shift Work
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Research shows that pets can provide excellent social support, stress relief and numerous other health benefits. Their names are Carly and Misty. They are my source of stress at times as we train each other, and my cuddly companions when curling up on the couch at the end of the day. Pets Can Improve Your Mood: For those who love animals, it’s … [Read more...] about Why Having Pets Can Improve Your Health
Family Day Today is Eat Dinner With Your Children Day or Family Day in some parts on Canada. It is the day to focus on conversation. Even though I know that this provides a great opportunity for us to connect, provide guidance and to work out any issues, it is almost impossible to get us sitting together for a true meal, especially now that my sons … [Read more...] about Start A Conversation: Eat Dinner With Your Family
Women's Heart Health Have you ever looked at those websites that compare your real age to your chronological age? I did and I was pleased to see that it covered a variety of areas related to positive stress management and resiliency. It also had some interesting questions regarding heart health. Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a … [Read more...] about Becoming Heart Healthy
Issue: We are forming fewer friendships than in the past. Many of us are stressed out with too much to do and not enough time to do it in. As life gets busier, our social network often gets smaller and smaller. We barely have enough time for ourselves or our families, let alone staying connected with our true friends. In previous … [Read more...] about Social Connections and The Importance of Workplace Relationships
Do You Have A Hobby? With many of us today riding on the roller coaster of life, it is incredibly important to have activities that help to slow the pace, regulate our rhythm in life and add a sense of fun. Hobbies Can Relieve Your Stress Hobbies can provide many hours of relief from stress and worry. A hobby can boost creativity, self esteem, … [Read more...] about What Is Your Hobby?