“It’s not the load that breaks you down but the way you carry it” – Lou Holtz
Everyone faces life events that cause stress in the body. Often the way we respond to it, determines whether we thrive or wither.
Stress is the body’s normal method of reacting to a threat, challenge or event. While our bodies are designed to deal with short bouts of stress continued, prolonged stress can take its toll on our physical and mental well-being. Stress manifests in physical ailments like digestion issues, eating disorders and obesity, cardiovascular issues, cognitive and behavioral issues, anxiety and depression.
There is increasing evidence that mindfulness can safely help reduce anxiety compared to anti-depressants. Read about Mindfulness for Stress Reduction – brought to you by the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.