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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

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By Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

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    • Stress Management: How Stress Affects You and What You Can Do Created: Friday, April 20, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      How much stress is too much? What can you do if your stress level is unhealthy? This resource explains the important basics of stress management, and offers effective resources to develop an indivi...
    • All About Catecholamines Created: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What are catecholamines? Learn more about catecholamines and how they affect you, and find resources for stress management.
    • Mindfulness Meditation Techniques for Stress Relief Created: Monday, October 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Mindfulness meditation techniques can greatly help with stress relief and relaxation, and are relatively simply to practice. Learn more about mindfulness meditation techniques, and find several tha...
    • Types of Social Support Created: Monday, March 08, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Not all types of social support are the same. While social support in general is a valuable stress relief tool, different types of social support serve different functions, and it actually is possi...
    • Understanding and Using The Law of Attraction In Your Life Created: Sunday, February 18, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Law of Attraction is working in your life whether you're aware of it or not. This article explains the Law of Attraction so you can understand what you'r attracting into your life and why. Read...
    • Cognitive Therapy for Stress Relief Created: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Cognitive therapy has been shown to have a positive effect in many situations, including stress. Learn how cognitive therapy can help minimize one's experience of stress, and find other cognitive t...
    • How To Reduce Noise Pollution and Its Negative Effects Created: Monday, May 21, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Noise pollution can have significant negative effects on your health and wellness. This article provides you with simple, effective and important strategies for lessening the impact of noise pollut...
    • Letting Go of a Relationship That Stresses You Created: Friday, October 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Letting go of a relationship is never easy, and we often hold onto relationships that are no longer good for us out of habit or loyalty. Read why negative relationships can actually harm you, and f...
    • Sleep Benefits: Power Napping for Increased Productivity, Stress Relief & Health Created: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Important benefits of sleep: You may have heard that you 'need' 7-8 hours of sleep to be at your best, but do you know why? And what happens if you don't get that sleep at night? Learn about the benefits of sleep and the power nap, and find out how power napping can help you manage stress, stay healthy, and be more productive at work and in your life! After reading this, you may find that a power nap is in store for you today!
    • Sex and Stress - The Links Between Sex and Stress Created: Monday, December 05, 2005 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Sex and stress are linked in several ways. Learn about the stress relieving benefits of sex, and find techniques to manage stress and improve your sex life at the same time!
    • Conflict Resolution Skills for Healthy Relationships Created: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Conflict resolution skills are vital to the health and longevity of a relationship. These research-backed conflict resolution tips can help spare you the stress of unresolved conflict in your relationships, and enable you to create more lasting harmony! Try these simple and effective conflict resolution techniques!
    • Shift Your Focus and Relieve Stress Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      You can combat rumination by shifting your focus away from your stress. You can take stress management to the next level by taking on these healthy habits. Learn how to shift your focus and relie...
    • Stress and Weight Gain: How Stress Can Affect Your Weight Created: Friday, March 24, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Stress and weight gain are linked in several ways. Cortisol, emotional eating, and lack of exercise are all factors. Learn how stress and weight gain are linked, and find resources for creating he...
    • Beyond Saying No: Setting Boundaries With People and Stressors In Your Life Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Stress comes in many forms, and whenever it's possible to cut out predictable, ongoing stress from your life, you should do it! Here are some effective ways to cut ongoing stress from your life, n...
    • Cognitive Distortions and Stress Created: Thursday, November 29, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Cognitive distortions -- those faulty thinking patterns we don't even realize we engage in --can contribute significantly to stress. Learn more about the 10 common cognitive distortions so you can recognize and free yourself of them.
    • 6 Ways that Cleaning Can Alleviate Stress Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Many people associate cleaning more with drudgery than relaxation, but there are several reasons why cleaning can be a great stress reliever.
    • Start Practicing Loving Kindness Meditation Now! Created: Monday, March 22, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      The loving kindness meditation, also known as compassion meditation, is one of the most popular meditation techniques for good reason--it's simple, effective in managing stress, and brings additional social and emotional benefits. Learn how to practice the Loving Kindness Meditation in minutes.
    • Attitude, Self Talk and Stress Created: Sunday, April 16, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Self talk is the internal dialogue we use to view the world, expain situations and communicate to ourselves, and the type of self talk you use--negative self talk or positive self talk--can affect the level of stress you experience. Learn why, and find resources to change your self talk if need be.
    • Meditations for Stress Relief Created: Thursday, September 17, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Meditations come in all forms, and all bring special benefits for health and wellbeing. Learn more about the benefits of meditations and find a variety of meditations that you can use for stress relief and overall wellbeing, proven effective for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Pick a favorite and use it to build lasting resilience toward stress!
    • Develop An Internal Locus of Control Created: Thursday, January 25, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Research has shown that those with an internal locus of control--that is, they feel that they control their own destiny, rather than an external locus of control where they feel their fate being largely determined by outside forces--tend to be happier, less depressed, and less stressed. Fortunately, if your locus of control isn't as 'internal' as you'd like it to be, there are things you can do to change your locus of control and empower yourself. Here's a process to practice:
    • Become Adept at Dealing With Difficult People and Avoiding Conflict Created: Thursday, October 19, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      While dealing with difficult people and eliminating conflict can reduce stress and even improve your health, it's never easy. What to do? These tips on dealing with difficult people can help keep ...
    • Celebrate Stress Awareness Month Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      April is Stress Awareness Month, which provides the perfect impetus to learn more about stress management and create a life that includes less stress all year long. Find simple and effective tools...
    • Conflict Resolution Mistakes To Avoid Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Conflict is a virtually inevitable part of even the healthiest relationships. Just as healthy conflict resolution strategies can enhance intimacy and strengthen relationships, poor conflict resolu...
    • Music and Your Body: How Music Affects Us and Why Music Therapy Promotes Health Created: Monday, July 10, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Music therapy is a popular and growing field for good reason: music can reduce stress, aid health, and carry many health benefits, and those who practice music therapy can harness the power of musi...
    • Stress Quotes and Stress Management Resources Created: Monday, May 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Stress quotes can inspire, enlighten, or bring a good laugh. The right stress quote can change the way you think about what you're facing. The following selection of stress quotes and related resou...
    • Body Care: Why You Should Take Care Of Your Body and Your Health Created: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      If your health fails, it can overshadow everything else that's going on in your life. Here are a few healthy habits that carry a big impact." itemprop="description" Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A bath meditation can relax tired muscles, provide a relaxing atmosphere, and allow a temporary feeling of escape from stressors.
    • How Helping Others Can Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness Created: Thursday, January 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Helping others is a great way to help yourself, by bringing more meaning, increased self esteem and stronger relationships to your life.
    • Free Positive Affirmations for Stress Relief Created: Monday, April 17, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Affirmations are designed to reduce stress, increase feelings of personal power, and awaken your mind to possibilities for change." itemprop="description">...
    • Emotion-Focused Coping Techniques for Stress Relief Created: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Emotion-focused coping techniques can help with nearly all stressors. These strategies can build emotional resilience to stressors now and in the future.
    • Gratitude Journal - How to Maintain a Gratitude Journal for Stress Relief Created: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Keeping a gratitude journal is a simple and effective way to relieve stress and increase your overall emotional well-being.
    • Types of Stress and Stress Relief Techniques For Each Created: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      There are several different types of stress, and stress relievers that go specifically well with each of them. Learn about different types of stress, and find strategies to effectively manage each...

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