Introduction by Hanna Keith Santos Barrientos Nutrition is a crucial element in achieving a healthy lifestyle. However, with most food products being advertised as healthy and nutritious, one may wonder if they’re making the right food choices. If you’re someone who wants to lead a nutritious diet, you […]
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over the other.” — William James The adage “your thoughts, not the situation” bears truth when discussing stress. Indeed, stress is a natural and unavoidable part of life; it is our body’s automatic response to the […]
“After all, it was the pressure of our peers that gave us the support to try something we wouldn’t otherwise have.” — Unknown Peer groups play a much more crucial role in a maturing adolescent’s life. As a teenager, school and other activities may take you away from […]
Not everyone is affected similarly by the same stressor. Stress is both Stressor and Stress Reaction. I hear a lot of times in the clinic how an individual was doing fine until another person or an unfortunate circumstance contributed to their increased stress, anger, and pain. We cannot live a stress-free life. When we speak of stress, it is beneficial to consider two sides of it: the stressor – that which exerts stress – and the stress reaction – our response to the stressor. We may not be able to control what the outside may bring to us, but we can control our attitude and the response we generate. Required in this is the ability to regulate our nervous system to generate calm and reframe a stressor.
Negative and unprocessed stress can be harmful to our health. Unequivocally, it can impact our bodies. How we cope with it can be a second hit to our health and attract us to potentially harmful and addictive behaviors.
In the article, Hanna Keith Santos Barrios defines stress and specifically how our body responds to it. The hope is that the knowledge can equip the reader with a tool to consider the ways in which attach to a stressor and they can reframe it to provide the energy for transcending any obstacle.
Have you ever had a feeling like your head was going to explode? A migraine will do that to you. It affects about 12% of people in the United States aged 12 and older. Women experience migraines about three times more (17%) than men (6%). Living with a […]
by Hanna Keith Santos Barrientos Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. In fact, around 17.9 million died from CVD in 2019, representing approximately 32% of all deaths globally. That proportion is relatively smaller in the […]