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How You Can Reap the Benefits of Stress

I hold a job and am getting a graduate degree. A few days ago, upon talking to my class instructor, I got overwhelmed by stress. How am I going to update my assignment under a new deadline? Do I need to get up early and do school work before going to my job? As questions and ideas were rushing through my mind, I decided to look up information about stress. A TED Talk came up in my online search, and it has changed my view on stress and its role in our lives. Although we all face str… [Read More]

Color Me Calm: Art as Stress Therapy

We live in a new age of do it yourself (DIY), where the 16th most trafficked website in the United States is Pinterest. Creative outlets for amateurs have blossomed into a whole new marketplace, revamped businesses like Ball Corporation with the increased popularity of mason jars, and spurred a never-ending list of DIY-based blogs and websites. But what if painting, woodworking, and these time-consuming tasks aren't your speed? What ever happened to the days where an art project invol… [Read More]

‘Tis the Season to Take Care of Your Health

The major holidays fall during the cold months of the year. We get shorter days. It is cold. There is less daylight. Some people may experience tiredness, sadness, or seasonal affective disorder. Others love the winter and cannot get enough of it. Regardless of whether we can't wait for spring or we're snow lovers, many people experience a certain level of stress as we physically and mentally adjust to the changing weather and as we prepare for and celebrate the holidays. The stress… [Read More]


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