Tag Archives: Fight-or-flight response

The Visible Effects of Stress – Get a Grip on Anxiety and Ease a Troubled Face — and Mind

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Eons ago, back when evading predators and foraging for food were humankind’s main activities, stress was essential to survival. The body’s fight-or-flight response to stress in the face of danger set off a chain reaction of physiological changes, priming the … Continue reading

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Breathing for Life – Are We Suffocating Ourselves?

Massage restores proper breathing, a key element to physical and emotional vitality. I didn’t breathe during most of my 20s — or at least I didn’t breathe fully. I had no idea my chronically tight shoulders, constricted intestines, insomnia and … Continue reading

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Body Inventory – Tips to De-stress

The ability to recognize how your body reacts to stressors in your life can be a powerful skill. However, most people are more aware of the weather, the time of day, or their bank balance than they are of their … Continue reading

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“Jangled” Adults – Touch and the Stress Response System

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Soothing touch, whether it be applied to a ruffled cat, a crying infant, or a frightened child, has a universally recognized power to ameliorate the signs of distress. How can it be that we overlook its usefulness on the jangled … Continue reading

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Body Inventory – Tips to De-stress

The ability to recognize how your body reacts to stressors in your life can be a powerful skill. However, most people are more aware of the weather, the time of day, or their bank balance than they are of their … Continue reading

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What are the Symptoms of Stress?

Stress affects us all. You may notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times at work, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. Stress is everywhere. And while a little stress is OK … Continue reading

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