Failure of an organism to respond adequately to mental, emotional or physical demands, whether actual or imagined. A certain amount of stress or pressure is necessary and shows a positive adaptation being made by a person. This is called eustress. Negative stress, which is called distress, is the physiological and emotional response when stress is intense and unresolved.

What You Need to Know About Mindfulness and Somatic Awareness

Mindfulness is the Eastern meditation concept central to Buddhism, that refers to a clear, lucid quality of awareness regarding the cognitive and emotional experiences of everyday life.

How to Experience More Gratitude, Compassion, and Love

This post examines how the experiences of gratitude, compassion, and love are deeply interconnected with your biology. When you’re stressed out, overwhelmed or living in an incongruent way your body naturally goes into a reactive fight or flight mode.

What Most Self-Empowerment and Self-Help Programs are Missing

Whether you call it positive thinking, visualizing, goal-setting, creating empowering beliefs or the “law of attraction,” the power your mind has to change your life is an extraordinary phenomenon.

The Truth About Pain, Tension, and Stress

If you’re injured or out-of-balance and you stop, pay attention to what your body wants, and then take the appropriate actions, an interesting thing happens: Your pain actually starts to go away! It’s a basic principle, yet too few people