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Neil Pearson on the benefits of acute stress

I recently discovered this super thought-provoking article article from Neil Pearson on the positive effects of acute stress on the body. We normally think of stress in as the chronic, ongoing stress that continues for weeks on end, taking a toll on our body in the process.  However, there are ways in which acute stress--… Continue reading Neil Pearson on the benefits of acute stress

Creative Writing, Inspiration, mindfulness, My Story

Little things

These days,  I'm all about the little things. Last Sunday, I went with my friend Romina to her father's house in Rhode Island.  I would say that we were going to visit, but we were actually short on time, and Romina just needed to drop some things off. But we ended up having a great… Continue reading Little things

Inspiration

One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3fTw_D3l10 Once in a while I post things unrelated to the main topic of my blog, simply because they are amazing. Here is one of them. I've been going through a bit of a rough patch recently, which is why I haven't been posting too much. Music is one of the things that helps me… Continue reading One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard…

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The Benefits of Acute Stress for People in Pain

This was a really thought-provoking article from Neil Pearson on balancing acute versus chronic stress in the body.  While chronic stress is harmful on the body, acute stress actually has a lot of benefits.  Pearson explains, "If you want to make a muscle stronger, use it more. If you want to grow more tolerant of… Continue reading The Benefits of Acute Stress for People in Pain