‘managing stress’

Easy Holiday Planning – Taking Care of Your Needs

By Robyn Priebe

One of the things I’ve had validated by a fantastic member of our behavior staff, Darla Breckenridge, is to put yourself at the top of your to-do list. What I used to call “selfishness,” Darla has reframed for me as “selfness.” I’ve always explained it as “I am my top priority.” Sounds somewhat selfish, but if you aren’t taking care […] Read more »

To Control Stress, Take Time to Control Your Thoughts

By Marsha Hudnall

Another post today from Darla Breckenridge, Green Mountain's "Stress Management Strategy Lady." Yes. Stress happens. Mostly on the stage between your ears. Listening in on those mighty conversations you have with yourself can offer important information for managing stress. Our interpretation of events leads to our actions and emotional reactions.   Some people get stressed when it rains.  Others just […] Read more »

It Happened This Week: Stress, Sweeteners & Salads

By Marsha Hudnall

Stressed and know why but really can't change the situation?  Try this advice from Melissa at Too Much on Her Plate on how to lower your stress even if you can't change your life. It's been a question for a while whether zero-calorie sweeteners actually increase our appetites.  The latest research published in the jounal Appetite says no.  We still […] Read more »

Managing Stress: Discover Your Ambivalences

By Marsha Hudnall

Today's post is another by our psychologist-masters Darla Breckenridge, who has been with us only a few months but has already been named "The Strategy Lady" by the women who come to Green Mountain.  She also teaches our stress management classes.  It's a dynamite combination. Sometimes the most difficult stress to deal with is created by ambivalence.  Should I quit […] Read more »

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