Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Children model their parents’ behaviors, including those related to managing stress. Parents who deal with stress in unhealthy ways risk passing those behaviors on to their children. Alternatively, parents who cope with stress in healthy ways can not only promote…

Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Are you getting the very best sleep possible? Chances are, probably not, but through these simple habits, you can be well on your way to better sleep as soon as tonight!

Children, Parenting and Holiday Stress

Children, Parenting and Holiday Stress
The holidays are supposed to be a "happy" time for children and families; a season filled with wonder and joy. However, for some families the holidays can be very challenging. Some families may become more stressed during the holidays due...

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Thinking about money or your finances during the holidays, with gift buying, entertaining and travel, can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you deal with financial stress around the holidays: Make one financial decision at a time. When…

Managing Distress About Earthquakes from Afar

Managing Distress About Earthquakes from Afar

For people with friends and family living in areas affected by the tragic earthquake, watching news coverage of the devastation can be very distressing, particularly if there is no information about the safety and well-being of friends and family. What…

Online Therapy Can Reduce the Stress of Seeking Treatment

Online Therapy Can Reduce the Stress of Seeking Treatment

When a doctor or family member recommends someone seek counseling, the recommendation is often dismissed because it seems logistically impossible. Many people struggle with how to fit a therapy routine into their hectic life due to a number of factors…

Deep Breathing Techniques: An Exercise in Calming and Prayer

Deep Breathing Techniques: An Exercise in Calming and Prayer

When we feel stress and anxiety, two effective ways for bringing relief are breathing and prayer. For centuries, faith traditions have combined these two common, everyday human actions as a means for caring for oneself and getting through tense times….

Managing Traumatic Stress After a Tornado

Managing Traumatic Stress After a Tornado

The effects of tornadoes can be long-lasting and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster. It is common for people who have experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normal…

Tips for Recognizing Signs of Stress in Your Child

Tips for Recognizing Signs of Stress in Your Child

Are you feeling the effects of stress? How about your children? Kids are like sponges for the emotions around them. So when parents are stressed out, kids will sense the stress, too. In addition to stress at home, kids have…

Exercise Fuels the Brain’s Stress Buffers

Exercise Fuels the Brain’s Stress Buffers

Exercise may improve mental health by helping the brain cope better with stress, according to research into the effect of exercise on neurochemicals involved in the body’s stress response. Mental health benefits Preliminary evidence suggests that physically active people have…