How to Handle the Stresses of School Without Using
Sep 19 2020

How to Handle the Stresses of School Without Using

Studying for school or training for a profession can mark an exhausting chapter of little to no rest. Committing to a program of education can be highly demanding — and with an increase in responsibilities comes intensified feelings of stress. First responders experience this in the form of training, while military personnel may be making…

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Sep 10 2020

How Can First Responders Manage Their Mental Health During Fire Season?

With dry conditions, temperatures over 90ºF, and erratic winds, fire season is in full swing through the American Southwest. As the scale of late summer firestorms has grown larger in recent years, so has the responsibility of firefighters and emergency service workers. As a community, every resident of high-risk wildfire regions can contribute to either…

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How Alcohol Makes Stress Worse
Feb 20 2020

How Alcohol Makes Stress Worse

Alcohol is both blatantly and subtly presented as a solution for stress and anxiety in our culture. Watch any television show or movie and you are likely to see a character struggling over some inner turmoil or relationship issue with a drink in their hand.  A more concrete example might be found in your workplace,…

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meditation tips for recovery
Dec 24 2019

4 Techniques for Reducing Stress Through Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness and meditation has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason.  Mindfulness techniques have been shown to have a wide array of physical and mental health benefits, in addition to the spiritual connection many people experience while utilizing this ancient wisdom.  One of the most powerful and immediate benefits…

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Relapse and Recovery
Apr 02 2020

Relapse and Recovery

Recovery is more than simply choosing not to use. It is a way of living. It is a constant awareness of yourself and your world. In the beginning, when you have yet to make this awareness a habit, it can be very difficult and frustrating. It can seem like you are always “on.” But over…

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reducing work stress
Apr 29 2020

Ways to Reduce Work Stress

Everyone who works deals with some amount of work-related stress, since any type of job will have some stressful elements. Even if you love your job, work stress may occur. Short-term stress related to work may be due to a deadline or a challenging task. However, chronic and long-term work stress can lead to physical,…

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