Stress is a necessary and adaptive aspect of life. However, in today’s world, our stressors can become all-consuming. For many, vacation is the only stress management tool we know. How do we move beyond “getting away from it all” to reclaim the joy of day-to-day life? Join counselor and coach Julie Geeting to explore the spectrum of stress and how to begin redefining your relationship with it.
In our increasingly complex society, we need to optimize our brain fitness to manage the inundation of choices, information, and stimulation that we are exposed to today. The benefits of meditation, mindfulness, and contemplation on mood, attention, compassion, and stress management, as well as the benefits achieved through the development of neuroplasticity, emotional intelligence, and character development are becoming more and more evident. A well-being approach that incorporates these practices will allow us to thrive in the twenty-first century.
What is the first step to preventative health? Know yourself! We are each unique in our genetic makeup, family history, environmental exposures to toxins and pesticides, lifestyle habits such as nutrition, sleep, and exercise, and levels of stress, inflammation, positive emotion, and hope.