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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The Importance of Apologizing Created: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Apologizing is an underrated relationship skill that can bring real healing, peace, and stress relief in the face of conflict. Apologizing doesn't have to be difficult, and can come from a place of strength. Here's what you need to know about the importance of apologizing.
    • The Benefits of Forgiveness Created: Friday, February 29, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Betrayal, aggression, and just plain insensitivity: there are a million ways that people can hurt us, and forgiveness isn't always easy. Learn why forgiveness is important for your own wellbeing, and find forgiveness resources to get you started.
    • How To Apologize More Sincerely Created: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      You may want to repair damage in a relationship, but if you don't know how to apologize sincerely, you can actually make things worse! Effective apologies are simple if you know what to say. Here are some easy tips on how to apologize sincerely.
    • Gratifications: What They Are, and How To Use Them Created: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Including more gratifications in your life can lead to less stress, greater job satisfaction, and greater overall wellbeing. (Makes you want to learn more about gratifications are, doesn't it?) Learn about gratifications, and how to use them for stress relief.
    • Celebrate Anti-Boredom Month Created: Friday, July 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The month of July--Anti-Boredom Month--provides a great opportunity to find new ways to enjoy life. You can create positive feelings and reduce stress this way during the rest of the year as well.
    • Study: Why It's Good To Get More 'Weekend' In Your Week! Created: Sunday, March 24, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      There's a reason the acronym 'TGIF' has become such a widely-known expression; 'Thank God it's Friday' is a sentiment felt by people from all walks of life. Learn why weekends are important, and find ways to get more of these benefits during the week.
    • Pleasures In Life That Help Relieve Stress Created: Thursday, October 29, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The pleasures in life can bring real benefits, too! Learn more about adding pleasures to life and relieving stress in an enjoyable way, creating a pleasant life in the process.
    • Easy Stress Relief: Shortcuts To Relaxation Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      When you're feeling stressed, you may feel too overwhelmed to take on the very stress management habits that will have the greatest positive impact, such as exercise or regular meditation. At time...
    • How Happy Are You? The Happiness Assessment Test Created: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Are you as happy as you could be? This test can assess your level of happiness, tell you how conducive to happiness your life is, and provide resources for specific changes to help you be more happy in your life. It's a quick and powerful tool for a better life.
    • The Link Between Happiness and Health Created: Monday, October 05, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      We all want to be happy and healthy, and we instinctively know that the two must be linked. But how? Read about how happiness leads to greater health, wellness and longevity, and vice versa. See how stress figures into the picture, and find resources to create greater health and happiness in your life.
    • Multi-Expert Stress Relief Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      About.com Health is one of the top health sites online. With a variety of experts' input, stress management expert Elizabeth Scott shares some of the most effective stress relief strategies. See ...
    • Simple Stress Management: A Quick Plan That Works Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      When stress becomes chronic, it can create a negative cycle of increasing stress levels that can take a heavy toll on health and happiness. This three-step strategy is simple and effective, and ca...
    • The Surprising Benefits of Re-Runs Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      If you find yourself watching television to de-stress, don't be too quick to chastise yourself for wasting time; you may be smarter about stress relief than you realize. Research suggests that watching television, particularly re-runs, brings specific benefits for stress management. Learn more about what these are, and pat yourself on the back.
    • 25 More of the Top Stress Relievers Created: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Many of us would like to take on new stress relievers, but can't find the right one, or don't have enough ideas on what to try. This list of 25 top stress relievers, complete with information and r...
    • Happiness Shortcuts Created: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      When we're stressed, happiness sometimes seems hard to attain. However, happiness doesn't need to be something you work for in the future--there are quick ways to experience happiness right now! Here are some 'shortcuts' to happiness.
    • Exercise and Stress Relief: Using Exercise as a Stress Management Tool Created: Saturday, February 04, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      While exercise can help your overall health and longevity, and assist you with weight-loss goals, physical exercise and stress relief go hand in hand. Learn more about how and why exercise and str...
    • Eustress Created: Friday, December 09, 2005 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Have you heard that some types of stress can be good for you? This stress, termed eustress, is the sort that keeps us vital and excited about life.
    • Health and Wellness: Stress Management As A Cure For The Common Cold? Created: Thursday, February 16, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Learn more about how stress can affect your health, the link between stress and wellness, and what you can do to increase your odds of overall wellness." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Unhealthy Responses to Stress and How These Bad Habits Affect You Created: Monday, August 07, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Do you find yourself dealing with stress in ways that you suspect may be creating more stress? The following are five of the most common unhealthy coping responses to stress, along with some of the negative effects of each, and ideas on how to curb or change the bad habit itself or lessen its impact.
    • Maintaining Healthy Habits-In Five Simple Steps Created: Monday, June 26, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Taking on a new healthy habit or stress management practice has many great payoffs, but maintaining a new practice is often harder than you'd think. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, those healt...
    • Lavender Aromatherapy for Stress Relief Created: Monday, February 23, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
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    • Stress Management In Times of Crisis Created: Thursday, July 29, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      When dealing with a crisis, everyday stress management techniques need to adjust to fit the situation. What stress management techniques work best in a crisis? Read on for effective crisis stress management ideas.
    • Rumination And How It Affects Your Life Created: Friday, May 02, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Ruminationation--that feeling many people get when they just can't stop thinking about something that upsets them--can cause stress and other negative consequences in your life. Learn more about rumination, the effects of rumination, and how to stop ruminating and be free.
    • Finding Balance - Valuable Tips For The Stressed and Busy Created: Friday, May 30, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Finding balance can be a real challenge, especially for women. However, finding balance can be vital for your physical and emotional health. Here are some simple and do-able tips for finding balanc...
    • Simplify Life With Automatic Stress Relievers Created: Thursday, December 28, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      We all experience stress, and for some, the levels of stress in our lives can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to simplify and streamline your lifestyle and eliminate some of your stress before it even happens. Take some of these steps now to cut down on ‘clutter’ in your lifestyle for months or years to come.
    • 5-Minute Stress Relief Strategies Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Much of the damage of stress comes from chronic stress; learning how to reverse your stress response quickly and easily can save your health and provide peace of mind as well. Learn how to reverse your stress response in minutes, and find other quick stress relief strategies too.
    • How To Cope With Loneliness Created: Friday, February 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Loneliness affects many people, and carries with it some pretty heavy consequences. Learn more about loneliness and how to effectively cope, to make loneliness a thing of the past.
    • How to Cut Down on Obligations That Cause Stress Created: Sunday, October 17, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Obligations—those things we have to do in life—don’t have to be stressful, but if you find your schedule filled only with obligations (especially obligations that you don’t enjoy), you may find yourself lacking motivation, feeling overwhelmed, or even battling burnout. If you’re feeling stressed, and your schedule is overly-filled with obligations, here’s an exercise that can help.
    • How To Simplify Your Life Created: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      If you're looking for ideas on how to simplify life, you're not alone--it's a commonly searched topic! Here are some of the main ways you can cut down on the stress of a life that's packed to the hilt while still maintaining the activities that are important to you.
    • College Life 101: How To Reduce Stress in College Created: Friday, August 15, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      College life brings many unique stressors with it. Find healthy ways to manage the stress of college life, and develop lifelong habits that will help you achieve success in whatever you do.
    • Women, Stress and Balance Created: Friday, May 30, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Finding balance--both a balance of roles we play, and an "inner balance" can be a challenging prospect, but is vital to women's health and wellbeing. Learn more about the research on women and balance, and find resources for maintaining balance in your life.
    • How To Find More Time In A Busy Schedule Created: Friday, September 22, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Do you feel you're too busy to live the life you feel you were meant to live? You may need targeted time management help. Learn how to relieve stress, simplify a busy schedule, and have a lifestyle that reflects what's most important to you.

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