Stress Management

My Husband’s Anger Spills Over

Posted by Lloyd on April 04, 2011
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As a child, I was sexually abused by my father. My mother knew about it but didn’t protect me for many years. As a result of this experience, I have always chosen abusive partners. My last boyfriend put me in the hospital. Another one raped me. Now I’m married to a man, Will, whose anger is spilling over. Continue reading…

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Manage Your Stress – Tips on Managing Stress 4

Posted by Lloyd on February 16, 2011
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Warning signs of clinical depression:
Feeling sad, anxious, irritable, nervous, guilty worthless or hopeless.
Changes in your sleep pattern (insomnia or sleeping more than normal).
Changes in appetite; gaining or losing weight without trying.
Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy.
Restless or slowed behaviour.
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Manage Your Stress – Tips on Managing Stress 3

Posted by Lloyd on February 09, 2011
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Insider Scoop: A review of 23 randomized controlled trials found that heart attack survivors who received psychological counselling as part of their cardiac rehabilitation had greater reductions in psychological distress, blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels. Patients who didn’t receive psychosocial treatment were more likely to die or to have another episode of heart disease.

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Manage Your Stress – Tips on Managing Stress 2

Posted by Lloyd on February 02, 2011
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Manage stress to get healthy
Anyone who has survived a heart attack must learn to beat stress to avoid another one. Sometimes stress has partly been the cause of heart disease. There is some evidence to indicate that high-energy, competitive people may suffer more from heart disease than more relaxed people. Interestingly, however, the task-oriented, competitive types are more successful than the carefree personalities at changing their lifestyle by quitting smoking and/or reducing fat in their diet.

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Manage Your Stress – Tips on Managing Stress 1

Posted by Lloyd on January 21, 2011
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“Grumpy old men” have triple the risk of heart disease”
Can anger harm the heart?
The answer is yes – at least if you’re an older white American male, according to an unusual study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Scientists found a long-term (over seven years) link between anger and heart disease in a study of 1,305 men with an average age of 62. “Angry” men described themselves as “…irritable, hot-headed and sometimes feeling like swearing or smashing things”. Such men had a three-times-higher risk of heart disease than older men with the lowest anger levels. The study also shows that the greater the anger, the higher the risk of heart attack or chest pain. If you recognize yourself here, please try to control your anger. Not only could you live longer, you’ll be easier to live with.

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Have I Got A Surprise For You

Posted by Lloyd on March 30, 2010
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Boy, have I got a surprise for you! Does hearing this statement make you cringe, panic or feel like doing handsprings? The way you choose to react to happenings, including surprises may make a big difference in your health and wellness picture.

How do you react when you hear your spouse or friend say “have I got a surprise for you?” Depending on how the statement is made you can believe the surprise will be something you will enjoy or something that will upset you.

It is your emotional and mental processes that allow you to decide how you prepare for the announcement of the surprise. If you believe it to be a good surprise, you will be relaxed and ready to be in receipt of the news.
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