The Power of Emotions in a Natural Disaster

Many of us are aware of the effects of Hurricane Harvey that the U.S. gulf coast states are currently experiencing.  What you may not be as aware of is the fact that even those who are not directly affected by the storm can experience significant stress as a result of it.

Natural Disaster

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Living in a Pressure Cooker

Implement an effective stress outlet — your pressure relief valve.


The pressure cooker is an amazing device.  We recently purchased one of the new models that are so popular of late.  It allows the cook to prepare a meal that would normally take hours, in just a matter of minutes.  The secret of course, is the application of heat while subjecting the food to extreme pressure.

Stress can have the same result on us.  Research has indicated a strong relationship exists between sustained levels of stress and health concerns.  These health concerns range from the minimal such as lack of concentration and cognitive challenges to very serious affects such as heart attack, stroke, and even cancer. Continue reading “Living in a Pressure Cooker”