stress

6 Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine-Assisted Therapy is a relatively new trend. In 460 BC, Hippocrates spoke about the benefits of horses in solving health problems. However, it wasn’t until the 60s when people started using it as a form of rehabilitation.

What Causes a 30-year Crisis?

“Don’t let life pass you by!” “When are you getting married?” “Are you planning on having kids?” “Someone your age should…” Anyone nearing thirty has probably heard things like this far too many times. It seems that people have more…

Dancing Helps Manage Anxiety

Exercising improves our emotional well-being. Putting our bodies in motion makes the brain segregate serotonin, a hormone that’s directly related to mood and endorphins (chemical substances that promote the feeling of satisfaction). That’s why people recommend dancing when we’re feeling stressed,…

How Exercise and Stress are Connected

What kind of activity do you do to feel better about yourself, that is also healthy? If your answer is exercise then you’re on the right track! People who don’t do any physical activity tend to diminish the importance of the…

Stressed Teachers: Learning to Care for Our Educators

Some people think that stressed teachers are the only ones who feel the consequences of that stress. Feeling unhappy and exhausted negatively affects your performance at work. This is especially relevant if you think about what happens when a teacher’s performance…

Use your Smile to Change the World

An anonymous ancient Greek philosopher said: “Smile at life and life will smile at you”. Sometimes, smiling is the best way to help change the world. When you use your smile, it reflects how we take things making us more…

Coping with Emotional Challenges on the Daily

Coping with emotional challenges is something you’ve probably had to do more than once. It’s tough going through a week full of emotional rollercoasters that makes you nervous and keeps you up at night. Whether it is because of work, important…

Tips on How to Take Care of Your Neck

Neck pain is one of the most common problems of the general population. In most cases, the discomfort is muscular in nature; therefore, they can be easily treated with the use of exercise to take care of your neck. On…

The Benefits of Coloring Mandalas

Coloring mandalas gives you the opportunity to develop your attention and achieve a greater state of relaxation, whatever your age. In fact, nowadays you can find a great variety of coloring books for adults in bookstores. This is a growing trend that…

Reactive Depression: when Events Overwhelm us

Death, separation, stress at work, ongoing family drama… Reactive depression can arise from different causes.  This condition characterized by depression, despair and irritability always surfaces in response to one or several very specific external events that, at any give time, may…

Carer Syndrome and its Collateral Damage

How would you like to have a job that takes up 24 hours of every day of the year? This is the case for many adults who have to care for another person who is dependent. However, this role, under certain…

Sophrology: A Way to Escape Everyday Stress

The word sophrology comes from Greek. It combines sos (harmony), phren (consciousness) and logos (study, reason). It’s a scientific discipline originating in Spain, in the medical field. Its main goal is to see how we can boost the positive side of our mental capacities.…

7 Huge Benefits of Crying

When you see another person crying, you imagine the worst. But the truth is that crying not only serves to express nostalgia, sadness, grief, pain or anger, but also happiness or joy. Numerous studies have provided evidence backing the benefits of…

The Relationship Between Stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Increasing numbers of tests and clinical studies are now showing a relationship between stress and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This gastrointestinal condition affects nearly 10% of the population, many of them women. Psychological strategies for emotional management can really improve the…