Stress is What You Make of It

We can all get stressed at different times and by different things and this can in the worst case drastically affect our health and life expectancy, or in the best of cases make our day to day lives more difficult and unpleasant for the duration of the stress.

A lot of my friends always tell me about how stressed they are and how difficult it can be to cope with such heightened worry and difficult life situations. There are plenty of things that psychology and ancient traditions have taught us that can help with such situations but according to this great TED Talk by Dr Kelly McGonical the way we look at the idea of stress can affect the impact it has upon us.

To me this is an astoundingly refreshing way to view something that can affect us all and shows that through the attention we pay to things we can have a bigger impact on our reality than perhaps we previously thought.

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Show Your Gratitude!

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“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Cicero

Gratitude helps us to see how much we have to be thankful for in our lives. It takes us away from looking at our lives as lacking and helps us to see that there is an abundance of things that we can be happy to have in our lives. Continue reading