Month: July 2016

Here’s a nice little TED talk on how stress affects your brain…

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-stress-affects-your-brain-madhumita-murgia

Let’s Begin… Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.

Having lived with stress…

Hi, I’m Elaine. I know first hand what it is like to feel stressed…be stressed…and get annoyed that I am stressed and not know how to not be stressed!! I know what it’s like to live in a life of tiredness….brain fog…stressed body…grumpy…pains & aches…and irritable or angry over small issues. I know what it’s like to eat high sugar junk foods to try to combat my lack of energy. I know what it’s like to feel guilty about how I have treated those closest to me because of stress. I also know the guilt and sadness of how I have treated my body through living in stress mode. (more…)