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
We all know stress can ruin our love lives, from lowering our sex drive to changing the way we our perceive your relationship. But sometimes, it's not so easy to tell we're under stress. So how can you tell? Here are some physical signs you and your partner need to watch out for.
A low sex-drive can appear in relationships from either sex due to a variety of reasons, although it's discussed less frequently in terms of the male libido. Not feeling the love from your guy? Figure out what may be the issue with advice from this sex educator.
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
There's always so much to do, and never enough time. In this new video, a personal development coach and therapist explains why that's our society's normal... and what we can do to fix it.
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:
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.
John Gray and Barbara Annis' newest book, "Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business," addresses the false assumptions and miscommunication between men and women, both in the workplace and at home.
Managing anxiety can be hard. If the standard techniques aren't working for you, try these expert tips on how to cure anxiety without medication.
Welcome back to 7 Secrets To Mastering Communication! SECRET #6 - COLLABORATE “The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.” ~Thomas Stallkamp Change. Do you thrive on it or relish the status quo?
“Last night I had the weirdest dream! What do you think it means?” How do we begin to make any sense of our dreams that appear as metaphors and symbols with mystical, scary or fantastical landscapes coming to use in the calm of the night? Who are those people we recognize or don’t and what are the messages? "Between the dreams of night and day there is not so great a difference."
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.