5 Natural Ways To Reduce Stress

Simple Stress Relief Tools Stress is everybody’s business. You could think you have it under control, but the truth is that stress has a way of creeping up on you, and causing drastic health repercussions. We live in a hectic world, one which requires our stress hormone, cortisol, to work overtime. However, this is far from the way this hormone was meant to act. The body’s stress reaction was supposed to be called into play when man’s survival was threatened, not when he or she was 5 minutes late to work. Today, regardless of what your stressor is, you need to find effective natural ways to reduce it. Do not… Read More

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Dealing With Toxic People – Plan A and B

Remove toxic people from your life? It’s easy, right? If you spot a toxic person, you avoid them. That is Plan A. If only it were that easy … How can we tell a negative person from a destructive one? And what if they are our employees, family members, bosses or even our spouses? Why emotional intelligence helps dealing with toxic people Do toxic people exist? First, I would like to answer an ethical/philosophical question. Is it allowed to define other people as toxic? Or is it too simplified? Is it compatible with a mindful way of life? Is not every one of us a product of his upbringing and his… Read More

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Mindfulness To Go

Picture Credit: Tony Brandstetter https://goo.gl/WVT2uy Mindfulness to go Mindfulness is the new trend to release pressure and prevent job burnout. A basic idea and purpose of mindfulness are to focus on what matters in life, but it is often the esoteric chic of burnt out managers. Self-awareness is a powerful soft skill that helps us break free from traditional thinking and behavioral patterns that do not serve us. The idea: If someone can perceive themselves unbiased, understands how and why he reacts to certain triggers, he will turn off the emotional autopilot that otherwise keeps us trapped in a stress spiral. It’s not a coincidence that mindfulness is trending. Stress related diseases… Read More

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Tactile Sense and Wellbeing

Living using all 5 senses  Even before people can hear or see, they can feel touches. For our mental and physical health, the tactile sense, touching plays an important role. Allowing closeness We use glasses to correct poor eyesight and hearing aids to correct poor hearing. Our senses are of crucial importance because they enable us to get an idea of our surroundings. The facial expression of our conversation partner, the smell of smoke in the house, the sirens of a police car – without our senses we would be defenseless and unprotected. How about touches? Emotional meaning of the tactile sense Other than in a sexual context we do not… Read More

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