Are you a stress addict?

Are you addicted to stress?  If you constantly need to move fast, eat quickly, go faster, do more, stay on top of things, do more with less, and all those things we tell ourselves would make us more...

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The cost of perfection

Perfection costs you. You sit down, ready to finally take a break... and suddenly every item on your to-do list flashes in front of your eyes.  Time to relax? Gone. Guilt is right there, an unwelcome visitor, robbing you of...

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Energy, not stress, fuels your life: do you know the difference?

Photo © Albert Bedward This is Part 4 of a 4-part blog to help you reduce stress in your life.  You can read the previous parts before this one, or read Part 4  first - there is no special order, just...

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Reduce stress: allow yourself time off-demands

This is Part 3 of a 4-part blog to help you reduce stress in your life.  You can read the previous parts before this one, or read Part 3 first - there is no special order, just go with...

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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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