Stress: A Friend or a Foe?



Everyone has had a fair share of being stressed. Life's everyday challenges are usually more than enough for one person to carry, and not all people around you are willing to share that burden. … [Read more...]


Stess and Anxiety in Children, new ways to cope with Depression



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My Weight Loss and Beachbody Story



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Stress – The Silent Threat



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Battling and Beating Cancer — Coping With The Psychological & Social Aspects of Cancer Part 1



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Battling and Beating Cancer — Coping With The Psychological & Social Aspects of Cancer Part 2



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The teenage brain and how it works



Just as nutrition in the early childhood years is crucial to a schoolchild’s IQ, the experiences of the adolescent brain can affect behavior as adult. It was always assumed the brain is fully … [Read more...]


Women and work-related stress



Women are out working as hard as men and  although they don't have the same pay as men, they have similar chances of having heart risks known to men.  As one author says „Working women are equal to … [Read more...]


Stress-free holiday travel Part II: Flying with kids



My kids flew for the first time when they were 6 months old. We know many friends who travel around the world with little children. It can be tough and stressful but there are ways and means to lessen … [Read more...]


Stress-free holiday travel Part I: The Preparation



Holiday season and traveling. For many people, it’s all about getting stranded or lost somewhere in the chaos. The story of little Kevin of the “Home Alone” series and the current problems in almost … [Read more...]


When people are having a melancholic Christmas



‘Tis the season to be jolly but not everybody is celebrating/has something to celebrate this Christmas. There are many reasons why people are melancholic rather than merry this Christmas. Let us look … [Read more...]


The health benefits of hiking



If I tell you I did not do a single jogging run last week, you’d think I’m getting slack and lazy, right? Well, not quite We (I and my family) just got back from a week of autumn holidays in the … [Read more...]


Autumn is stressful time for some, relaxation for others



It is interesting how the season affects our moods. Scientists attribute this mainly to changes in the day length and weather conditions. But it seems there are other factors involved. A recent … [Read more...]


The benefits of walking to school



School has just started in many parts of the western world. Since my kids joined the Swiss public school system last year, they’ve been walking to school on their own. School is just a 5-minute … [Read more...]


Stress in your tresses: what your hair can tell about your heart



Our hair tells a lot of stories about us. Substances we get in contact with get deposited on our hair and persist there for a long time. Thus, your hair records environmental exposure to substances be … [Read more...]


The stress-infertility-stress cycle



Stress is linked to many health problems, including depression and cardiovascular diseases. Less known is the fact that stress can also cause infertility. A joint study by the National Institutes … [Read more...]


Anti-stress strategies: how to keep stressors at bay



Kids. Work. Relationships. These are things that can give color to our lives. They can also be a source of stress. Research has linked stress to many chronic conditions, including cardiovascular … [Read more...]


How to counteract the emotional stress of the World Cup (or any sports event)



Ok, so I like watching football every now and then but I am not one of those fanatics (fans for short!) who would stay up the whole night to watch all the games. Sorry to say this, but some matches … [Read more...]


Workplace stress linked to obesity



The typical American employee is overstressed, sedentary and overweight. This is according to a study by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center. And even a healthy diet of fruit and … [Read more...]


In the making: stress-measuring device



Can you imagine yourself wearing a device that can measure your stress levels? A device that can tell you to stop, slow down, and take a deep breath? A device that may be able to prevent an impending … [Read more...]


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