June 26, 2018 Jonathan

How to effectively blow off stress – starting right now! People just aren’t living relaxed lives anymore. “Highly stressful” is the most common way they’re describing their lifestyles today. At work, an increasing number of them are becoming so burned out, they may need medical treatment or extra time off….

June 16, 2018 Jonathan

Everyone knows that if there is too much stress in your life you’ll suffer. You’ll become anxious, agitated and edgy. You’ll probably start to show physical symptoms such as indigestion, rashes, headaches, and asthma. You may have difficulty in getting to sleep at night. You may become irritable and have…

May 15, 2018 Jonathan

Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative! Wishing won’t make it so, but hoping just might – even in the situations that seem hopeless. If you’re a pessimist, you conduct a bleak monologue with yourself. Your boss doesn’t say “Good morning,” so you think, I messed up that presentation; I’m going…

May 5, 2018 Jonathan 2Comment

The following questions, developed by psychologist Martin Seligman, Ph.D., can give you an insight into how you see the world – in a reasonably positive light, or otherwise. This quiz and commentary are adapted from the Attributional Style questionnaire in his book Learned Optimism. Read the description of each situation…

April 7, 2018 Jonathan

A catalogue of techniques, technologies and tips for personal peace. Stress is unavoidable. Always has been and always will be. But unavoidable doesn’t mean unmanageable. The latest stress research shows that how you react to a stressful event is what determines its impact on your health. If you let stress…

March 7, 2018 Jonathan

…And in the shoulder… and the jaw… and the arms… and the back? Muscle in with some help! Griping about inhuman bosses, unforgiving project deadlines, or promotions deserved but denied, may help you get through a high-stress job. But it does nothing for the aches you get all over –…

February 16, 2018 Jonathan

Maybe you should stop envying the apparently super-fit. Every week thousands of men and women injure themselves trying to get obsessively fit. So, what’s the truth about exercise? Is it good for you? How dangerous is it? HEART If your heart is in perfect condition, then exercise is unlikely to…

December 25, 2016 Jonathan

It seems to be one of the commonest failings of mankind to live in direct contradiction to the simplest rules of living that will prolong life and make it a healthy one. Mainly, it is the fault of blundering ahead without thinking of the consequences. “A fool denies his errors,…