Tag: managing stress

Don’t believe everything you read on social media and 7 other tough lessons of the decade

Posted on January 12, 2020

This article highlights many lessons learned over the last decade regarding digital technology -- both positive and negative.  A good review of how fast technology is growing and, with that, our growing dependence on it.  Important points here on -  privacy, our health record, news which can be deceiving and, the importance of getting our heads "out of the clouds" to remember who we are and what WE think. The post ends with a great ...

A Simple Breathing Meditation

Posted on April 11, 2016

Taking time in the midst of a busy work day to breath deeply has been shown to increase awareness, decrease stress and anxiety as well as enhance work performance.  To learn more read this brief "how to" article complete with a 5 minute breathing meditation instruction.

Take Ten Minutes Out

Posted on July 18, 2014

TAKE TEN MINUTES OUT By Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D. Stress plays a major role in our lives. We can become addicted to it. We can become ill with it. Using it, we can achieve more. We can "break down" from it. We can adapt to it. Some of us are so adapted to it, we don't know how to function without it. Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Surgeons General have reported that 85 ...

Love 2.0

Posted on March 13, 2013

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love It's the only thing that there's just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No, not just for some but for everyone.”                                     Burt Bacharach and Hal David   Jackie DeShannon soulful rendering of this song, written in 1965, transported listeners for a few ...

Five Secrets of Effective Communication

Posted on March 10, 2010

David Burns, MD has contributed many books to our understanding of how our thoughts and feelings can be managed to change our moods.  His method for effectively communicating is excellent especially in situations that are difficult, "heated" or in conflictual conversations in the work place - or at home.  The key here is to use a method below which you can genuinely express. If it seems inauthentic to the listener, it is not effective.  Practice! ...