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by Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

A current research study reveals that over 70% of Americans cite stress as a major factor eroding their health and quality of life.  The casualties of this stress-induced imbalance include divorce, chronic health issues, insomnia, etc.  Left unresolved, stress kills.

Sensory Overload, Sensory Addiction
Increased workloads, overtime, commuter traffic, and scores of added personal responsibilities…just to name a few.  Add to it cell phones, Blackberry phones, texting, GPS, emails,, video games, satellite radio, direct TV, etc…trying to manage a tsunami of information, yet people tend to become slaves to, rather than masters of, these devices.  The corporate term “crack-berry” sums up the social addiction qualities nicely.

Stress and Compromised Health Status
Chronic stress and burnout include irritability, inability to focus, general fatigue, poor eating habits, sarcasm, anxiety, frustration, impatience, pessimism, headaches, GI-track problems, moodiness, weight gain, apathy, and depression.  WOW!  Over the counter and prescribed medications only address the symptoms of a much bigger problem.

Coming Up for Air: The Art of Decompression
Steps for personal balance should be core habits for daily stability.  It doesn’t happen overnight.
1.  Create Healthy Boundaries
2. Exercise
3. Meditate
4. Respond, don’t react
5. Turn off the TV
6. Practice the art of calm
7. Humor therapy
8. Get back to nature
9. Social support: friends in need!
10. Practice an attitude of gratitude

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