10 super stress-relief articles from psychology and wellness experts
Stress fires up the body’s fight or flight response; a very primitive function of our brains that protects us from danger. The urge to flee, pounding heart, sweating, breathlessness and dry mouth are all responses the body has if threatened. They prepare the body to defend itself and mobilize you for survival and may even save your life.
But when there aren’t any charging tigers or elephants, and stressful daily activities like commuting, taking a test at school, worrying about paying your bills or meeting a deadline add up and you can’t cope with the pressure, the chemicals and hormones released on a continual basis can wreak havoc on our bodies.
Here is a round-up of some interesting (and a few most-shared) articles from Psychcentral, “The Huffington Post,” an ABC News anchor and other psychology and wellness experts on how to deal with stress and panic in our daily lives.
Tima Vlasto grew up in New York City and studied at Skidmore College, Columbia University and the School of Visual Arts.
She is a web developer, writer and illustrator.
In 2004, she Illustrated and authored the children’s picture book, “Don’t Feed the Animals” which received honors by the Hellenic Book Club, honorable mention by the National Library of Greece in the Books for Learning category and was a recommended book for ages 4-8 by the Starbuck’s “Commitment to Communities” program in Greece.
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