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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

Encountering stressful situations on a daily basis is a near certainty. We’re overworked, overscheduled and unrested. We’re connected, distracted, and unsettled. These stressors don’t just vanish without a trace – negatively affecting your physical, mental and emotional functions.

Quite simply, stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. Stress is a normal – even positive – part of life. For example, when we procrastinate and our minds continually reiterate the importance of completing a task. This is an example of how stress is healthy for us.

However, stress can become negative – really negative. The medical and scientific communities actually have a term for this type of stress: distress. Distress can manifest itself in various ways – headaches…

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