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How to spot a professional burnout

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 September 2017, Stress and sleep
professional burnout

Originally, the term burnout referred to when a rocket runs out of fuel, but today, the same thing pretty much applies to people too. Another way of looking at burnout in humans is to think of it like having a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

The scientific term for it is professional exhaustion. Just like that, your body gives up: one day, you can’t get up for work, or you’re driving down the street and you suddenly break down in tears. It’s the final phase of stress…

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Suffering from winter blues?  5 Cool tips for more energy!

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 December 2016, Stress and sleep
winter-blues

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Winter blues, formally known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects millions of people across the northern hemisphere.

It can affect people of any age, including children. Shorter days and less sunlight affect our body’s internal clock and brain chemistry resulting in the feeling of depression, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, and social withdrawal…

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How to deal with daily stressors?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 August 2016, Stress and sleep
stressors

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Got a deadline coming up? Have an early flight, train, bus to catch? Do you have to drop off your kids before work? Work has been laying off fellow colleagues? Bills are piling up? Awaiting results from a medical check-up? Got exams coming up? Your boyfriend or girlfriend hasn’t returned that text?

The list goes on. The average person gets no recognition for the amount of stress he or she has to endure…

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Stress effect on brain is threatening

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 June 2016, Stress and sleep
stress effect on brain

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Stress is everywhere. I often hear the phrase, “two things are certain in life: death and taxes”, but I think that should undergo a modern makeover to include stress.

Perhaps you have heard that song by “Twenty one pilots” on the radio, whose catchy lyrics chant, “Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol’ days, When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out.”

It is true that stress has automatically has a negative connotation and that is because of the serious effects it can have on our health….

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Stress reaction: why it is different for men and women?

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 November 2015, Men's Health, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
stress-reaction

There are an almost overwhelming number of factors that contribute to the build-up of modern day stress.

And let’s face it, who behaves at their best when they are under stress?  Perhaps you recognise yourself in one or more of these classic behaviours…

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