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Diaphragmatic Breathing to Reduce Stress

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Breathing is the basis of both life and all relaxation activities. One of the great ironies of breathing is how important it is yet how little attention we pay to it. Although breathing is our biological and spiritual connection to the universe we usually take it completely for granted. In a sense, every time you breathe you recycle the very […]

What Does it Mean to be Relaxed?

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In my last column I talked about the Five R’s of Coping (Rethink, Relax, Release, Reduce, and Reorganize) System to help you manage your stress. I explained how the R’s work independently or together to target the three components of stress: (1) potential stressors, (2) what your mind tells you about the potential stressors, and (3) the stress response that […]

Why You Need Five Levels of Defense Against Stress

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Most long-term efforts to cope with stress fail because they are too limited and only address one aspect of stress. Remember: stress is the combination of a potential stressor, what your mind tells you about your ability to cope with it and (3) a stress response that kicks in if you feel unable to cope with it. To conquer your […]


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