Deal with what stresses you (ignoring things doesn’t make them disappear)

Note: this is Part 2 of a four-parts article about reducing your stress load.  In Part 1, we explored how to prevent stress build-up.  Today, we deal with what is, face on, instead of ignoring it and hoping it...

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Is “managing” stress the best way to deal with it?

Personally, I'd rather prevent stress than manage it after the fact.  Managing stress is a trendy concept, but in reality, we have a lot more control on our stress level than we might guess. Preventing what you can, then managing...

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You are human; not a superpower

If you believe you need to be on 24/7, to give your 150% at work, to eat vegan and gluten-free, run in a triathlon and make sure your kids  become the next Olympian/Nobel prize, just remember that you're human,...

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FOMO: Paralyzed About Making a Perfect Choice

“Maybe happiness is this: not feeling that you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.” Eric Weiner FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out.  You feel paralyzed; there is so much going on, and you don't want to miss on...

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10 easy ways to reduce your stress load

Every day, you generate stress and take in stress from your environment.  How about getting rid of it?  Stress doesn't have to be dramatic and sudden.  I'd guess that most of your stress comes from the accumulation of small things...

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Feeling bored? Enjoy: it’s today’s ultimate luxury

Feeling bored?  How may times in your busy life can you actually say you’re bored?  Not that many, I guess.  Or at least I hope your life is not boring you!  What I’m talking about are those fleeting moments...

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The missing link to obesity, anxiety and depression

I am not surprised at the results found in a new study on Canada Federal Government Executives, which shows a sharp rise in obesity, anxiety and depression (1).  The number of executives battling depression has nearly doubled in the past...

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A summer to slow down: happy, satisfied and well

Am I happy?  Am I satisfied? And, most important, am I WELL?  It’s summertime, and it’s such a different, slow summer, as I am for once taking real time off.  I finally allowed myself to slow down, and I...

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Priorities: trading unending to-do’s for a better life

Are you running after time, feeling there are more things to do than hours in a day?  Do you feel there should be more hours in the days, more days in a week and more energy to do it...

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De-stressing your day in 3 minutes

There is so much on your plate, it’s not even funny.  So how could three minutes of your time be enough to de-stress?  Most likely, it would just take time away from doing something more urgent. Stepping back from urgent...

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