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The Stressful Life

A dominant fact of life for every living thing is that we encounter stress. This is true for the tiniest microbe, the mightiest redwood, preditory creatures, and humans. Every living thing has coping mechanisms that have evolved through the millions … Continue reading

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It seems strange that stressful sensations come about during days when I’m not pressured by deadlines, difficult situations, or negative emotions. There are times I notice my shoulder or neck muscles feel tightness. I suppose just the process of living … Continue reading

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Encountering Stress

The late, great comedic actor George Burns said, “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress, and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still … Continue reading

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Sometimes when I get stressed and upset, I think of squirrels. They are extremely high-strung creatures. Have you ever carefully observed them? A squirrel might be grazing for seeds in the lawn. He hears a slight sound then a second … Continue reading

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So Much Stress

Here’s a quick reminder before we get started on today’s topic: this is not a personal crisis self-help blog, there are already many other places to check out for advice. However, if my words help you in some small way, … Continue reading

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Stressed Out

Jorge complained that he’s been feeling stressed out more often this year than ever before. Although he’s been practicing stress reduction techniques and meditating more, the anxious feelings continue. Just as he gets his emotions under control, something happens to … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

I was sitting in the ‘ol Camry waiting for the traffic signal to turn green, at Fourth Street and Norfolk Avenue yesterday when I spotted him. I hadn’t seen the young man for over a month.  I don’t know his name but I … Continue reading

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