Monthly Archives: December 2010

Thoughts on Perceptions and Attitude

In a previous post, I described the experience of a person walking through a dark parking lot followed by a man. The body’s natural stress response was initiated as she perceived she was in danger. She raced to her car … Continue reading

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Stress Management

In response to many of the comments I received after the post about the effects of stress on the mind and the body, I have decided to dedicate this post to stress management. If applied, many of these principles can … Continue reading

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Another Connection: Walking and Mental Health

On November 29, 2010, a report produced by CNN revealed information about three studies that had been presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. One of the studies showed that “walking may slow cognitive decline … Continue reading

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Social Support: Help is on the Way

Years ago, there was a comprehensive study done by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. Part of the study included how World War II troops responded to the intense stress of battle. Soldiers who felt “group identification” or “group … Continue reading

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The Power of a Good Night’s Sleep, Consistently.

Everyone has experienced how good it feels to wake up after a good night’s sleep: refreshed, alert, and ready for whatever the day brings. On the other hand, we all know what it feels like when we don’t get enough … Continue reading

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