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Stress Management 101

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 April 2014, Stress and sleep
Stress Management

Everyone goes through stressful periods in their lives, and some of us suffer from chronic stress. Learning how to cope is the key to living an enjoyable and healthy life – thankfully there are natural  ways to beat stress.

What is stress?

Stress may be defined as the mental state when we are unable to cope comfortably with events facing us. These can occur suddenly and be short-lived or be around us for long periods of time.

This results in the release of specific chemicals or hormones into our bloodstream, namely adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol, triggering a stress response in the body.

When we speak of stress, we usually refer to stress on the mind or psychological stress, rather than that on the body (physical stress).

Stress symptoms

Many of us are so used to living with stress daily that we may not even understand what stress symptoms are. Here are some signs: Continue reading >