Nobody likes being stressed and overwhelmed, but we often seem to have a hard time doing anything about it.
It seems these days many of us get used to being in a constant state of stress and overwhelm — which has very negative consequences on our bodies and minds over time.
The good news is that even in the middle of the most insane day, there are lots of things that can be done to immediately lower stress levels, foster a better sense of well-being, and create a small space in which to begin figuring out how to lower stresses over the long term.
Simple Practices for Reducing Stress and Overwhelm
Being Well Podcast Episodes
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Being Well Podcast: Understanding and Managing Stress: Causes, Biological Basis, and Increasing Resilience
Learn how to distinguish stress from effort, the influence of the modern world on how stressed we feel, the biological mechanisms and challenges presented by chronic stress.
Dr. Elissa Epel joins us to explore the science behind the stress response, different forms of stress, what separates “good” stress from “bad” stress, how we can take advantage of good stress, and dealing with existential forms of stress like the climate crisis.
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