Five Herbal Teas to Help Reduce Stress

Herbal teas are a natural way to help reduce stress. In this day and age, we lead very stressful lives. Not only do we have to deal with the difficulties of running households, careers, families, and social lives, but a pandemic on top of it all. Our lives are basically engineered to be stressful, soContinue reading “Five Herbal Teas to Help Reduce Stress”

Understanding Stress: Acute Versus Chronic

All stressors are not created equal. Hands down, stress is one of the worst things for your overall health. When you are feeling anxious it creates small health effects, such as raised blood pressure and feelings of depression. When you compound those side effects over time, they can lead to more serious problems like cardiovascularContinue reading “Understanding Stress: Acute Versus Chronic”

Fight Stress by Eating? Try These Five Stress-reducing Foods

Did you know you can help fight anxiety naturally? Unfortunately for most of humanity, stress is unavoidable. We feel stress when we wake up and realize we have to work all day, when we get behind on personal projects, when our children decide to randomly turn into untamed beasts, and even when we are justContinue reading “Fight Stress by Eating? Try These Five Stress-reducing Foods”

Instant Stress Relief: The 30 Second Meditation

Discover how to calm down and refocus your energy in just 30 seconds. As a medical professional, I am always in favor of anything that helps relieve stress, especially meditation. As a working mother however, I understand that other working mothers probably roll their eyes at the word meditation. As someone who has tried andContinue reading “Instant Stress Relief: The 30 Second Meditation”

Surprising Ways to Beat Stress

Stress is horrible for your health, so here are some ways to fight it. I’ve said it a million times, and I will say it a million more, stress is really bad for your health. Unfortunately, since stress can be caused by so many different factors, many of them out of our control, it isContinue reading “Surprising Ways to Beat Stress”

How to De-Stress at work

Sometimes, it’s important to de-stress while on the job. After operating at 11 pm on a Saturday, I was thinking about the ways I try to de-stress when I am “on-call”, or taking care of orthopaedic emergencies during non-business hours. In our field, as in many others, it helps to walk into the operating roomContinue reading “How to De-Stress at work”