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No More Sleepless Nights!
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No More Sleepless Nights!

Divorce is one of the most stressful life events you can go through.  And one of the most common symptoms of being stressed out is an inability to sleep well.  Yet, sleep is one of the best ways to minimize the effects of stress by allowing your body and mind to recover.  It can seem like you’re in a catch 22.  You’re stressed out because of all the changes resulting from your divorce and really wanting a good night’s sleep (or two!), but you’re so stressed out and your mind never slows down long enough to get the sleep you’re craving whi

Exercise Your Left Prefrontal Lobe  - Emotional Fitness
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Exercise Your Left Prefrontal Lobe - Emotional Fitness

We know that exercising specific muscles causes them to grow stronger and that practicing physical skills like tennis or golf can help us improve those skills and make some of the movements familiar enough to be automatic.   We also know that regular practice of cognitive skills such as reading, writing, arithmetic or languages make us more proficient at those skills and "smarter" in terms of those valued abilities.  When it comes to emotions, however, we don't usually think of practice leading to proficiency despite the fact that such practices have been aro

Understanding stress
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Understanding stress

I watched a documentary on stress by biologist/professor and author of Why Zebras don’t get Ulcers, Robert Sapolsky. He provides some fascinating information on stress based primarily on his longitudinal research in Africa with a single baboon troop. Here are some of the findings that stuck with me:

Lessons On Balancing Love & Career
"Research shows that when women do nurturing activities, that lowers their stress level."
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Top 6 Lessons On Balancing Love & Career From John Gray

Earlier this week, we posted an interview with John Gray, whose newest book, "Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business," examines how men and women could better understand each other in the workplace. Here are the highlights.

5 Ways to Stop Feeling Stressed Out
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5 Ways to Stop Feeling Stressed Out

Do you ever feel stressed out, checked-out, exhausted or overwhelmed?  You are not alone.  Many people today struggle to ‘keep up’ with their own lives.  Studies are clear that the effects of stress on your mind and body can be deadly.  Therefore, it is important to learn how to gain control of the things in your life you find stressful and to learn how to reduce your stress response.  Here are five simple ways to reduce and manage stress in your life.