These 9 signals could mean that you’re unhealthily stressed-out
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(Women’s Health) — The occasional manic Monday is a fact of modern life. But if you’re under chronic stress – suffering a daily assault of stress hormones from a demanding job or a personal life in turmoil – then your symptoms may be more subtle than simply feeling overwhelmed, says Dr. Stevan E. Hobfoll,  …

Can psychedelics treat depression and post-traumatic stress disorder?
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(Dana G. Smith/ New York Times) — Psychedelic therapy is on its way to becoming a mainstream medical treatment in mental health care. In 2020 and 2022, residents of Oregon and Colorado voted to legalize the use of psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, and the Food and Drug Administration  …

The 10 most common holiday season triggers
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(Kaytee Gillis/ Psychology Today) — Nora sat by the window, watching the snow accumulate on top of the cars and neighborhood rooftops. December was always a difficult month for her, ever since the passing of her sister, three years ago. Without anyone to hold the family together, she had lost contact with the rest of her siblings,  …

The 5 best tips for dealing with all your holiday stress
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(Tanya Edwards/ CNN News) — Whether it’s approaching dawn of a new year or just simply the holidays, there’s a good chance you may be feeling more stressed out than usual right now.

A lot of us are already too busy, says wellness expert Dr. Ann Kulze. “Then, you add to that the added responsibilities and obligations,   …

Navigating Anxiety’s Arrival and the Journey to Inner Strength
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(Anonymous testimonial) — Anxiety joined my life when I was just 18 years old.

No invitation, no forewarning; it simply barged in uninvited and set up camp within me. There

was no apparent reason for its arrival, no trigger to point to; it was as mysterious as a sudden

summer squall on a cloudless day. The terror it brought with  …

Coping with the fear of cancer recurrence
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(Cancer Net) — After treatment ends, one of the most common concerns survivors have is that the cancer will come back. If this does happen, it is called cancer recurrence.

Having a fear of recurrence is very normal. The main way to reduce the chance of cancer recurrence is to have a good follow-up care plan, also called a survivorship  …

Aging well has a lot to do with managing your stress
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(Karen Hawthorne/ Healthing) — There is merit to the phrase, ‘you’re only as old as you feel.’ Chronological age that is dictated by the calendar is not always the same as your biological age, where advantages like strong immunity and good bone density play a significant role in your health as the years go by.
Why do so many women over 40 struggle with stress?
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(Lorraine Candy/ The Guardian) — Have you found out about your windows of tolerance yet: those moments when you feel fully capable of handling any stress life throws at you? Our tolerance shrinks and expands to suit our needs, but these “windows of tolerance” are a funny thing for women, as I have just discovered, because   …

Stress really does age you but the biological effects ‘can be reversed’, study says
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(Dave Yasvinski/ Healthing) — A new study has shown that it’s possible to turn back the clock, at least when it comes to the effects of stress on your biological age.

The research, published in the journal Cell Metabolism , found that stressful events, such as surgery, pregnancy and severe cases of COVID-19 ,  …

What’s the difference between good stress and bad stress?
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(Mira Miller/ Very Well Health) — Stress is an inevitable part of life, but it’s not always negative.

It’s challenging to pinpoint concrete causes of good or bad stress because one person’s trigger for good stress is another person’s trigger for bad stress, according to Russ Morfitt, PhD, a clinical psychologist and co-founder  …

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