The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19 has taken over the news. For adults, the news is frightening. For children, it can be terrifying and may leave real scars. Parents can ease kids’ fears and help them cope with this pandemic, if they have the tools.
Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed? Many of us feel like we just can’t deal with everyday life anymore. Some people are actually trying to manage real crises and stress. It turns out that all of us would manage so much better if we did the same thing.
Have you ever felt like this? Of course you have! Every one of us has had moments, days, even lifetimes that feel this way. Life in our modern, high-speed, hyper-connected, 24/7 world can shake your foundations, bust your rows and scatter your proverbial ducks. It can leave you feeling like your nice, organized ducks have… Continue reading Ducks, Rows And Drunk Squirrels
Top-level e-sports gamers are athletes, too! Or at least, they apparently feel the same levels of stress and pressure as pro athletes when competing in top-flight tournaments. Performance anxiety, communication tangles and even “brain farts” are common among these competitors under the stress of tournament play. University of Chichester researchers looked into the psychological challenges… Continue reading High Level E-Sport Gamers Stress Like Pro Athletes
If you know me well, you know this has been the most challenging year of my entire life. Physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. All 4 pillars of my fitness and health have been under fire. To be honest, it’s nearly broken me more than once. But each time I get frozen by fear, paralyzed by… Continue reading Another Reason To Start!
New research out of the University of Massachusetts Medical School sheds light on how our stress responses, especially the “fight-or-flight” response, may be harming our health over the long term. Specifically, Dr. Mark Alkema, professor of neurobiology, and his crew have been investigating the way in which the dynamic regulation of a stress neurohormone modulates… Continue reading Science Gives Us An Insight Into How Stress Weakens The Body’s System
Worry. Fear. Anxiety. We all experience these emotions. We all know how they feel. But do you really understand how much of your life they steal? No amount of worry or stress ever changed anything. They steal the energy with which you might otherwise be building a great life for yourself and those you love!… Continue reading Worrying Won’t Add to Your Life
Accountability. The word, and the concept, get thrown around so much, it’s become a cliche. But are we using accountability with youth athletes more like a blunt object than a sharpened tool to sculpt success? Much has been said and written about the value of accountability in training and sports. So much, in fact, that… Continue reading Accountability or Unnecessary Confrontation for Youth Athletes?
Stress. Anxiety. Ugh! We’ve been conditioned as human beings to believe that stress and anxiety are bad things, dangerous to mental, emotional and even physical health. But what if stress and anxiety had a brighter, more positive side? What if, at some level, both of these demons of modern life were actually good for us?… Continue reading Stress and Anxiety Aren’t Always Bad For You
It’s estimated that between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. That’s a problem in more ways than just nodding off at work or in school. Sleep deficits and deprivation are connected to a myriad of health problems, both minor serious. The serious problems include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and even… Continue reading Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine and Your Lousy Sleep