Stress is both debilitating and highly contagious, so it makes perfect sense that a generation of stressed-out parents is raising a generation of stressed-out kids. We all have a copycat streak, thanks to social circuitry that makes us yawn and panic when others do. As a social animal, we are built to relate to others, thanks to “mirror neurons” that reflect
Lost your car keys or mobile phone again, drowning under your long to-do list, forgetting important dates, feeling frustrated, too busy to socialise, sound familiar?
Our bodies release cortisol in response to fear or stress as part of the fight-or-flight mechanism. Feeling stressed now and again is ok, as long as our bodies get time to restore and revive. Prolonged bouts of
With two thirds of us regularly feeling like we don’t have enough time to get our work done, many workers are reporting to feeling overwhelmed to the point of incapacitation. According to a 2011 study, on a typical day, we take in the equivalent of about 174 newspapers’ worth of information, five times as much as we did in 1986. So,
This wee fella certainly knows how to play the camera and perhaps in our busy lives, we could all benefit by being “more dog”! My dog is a great reality checker for when life starts to overwhelm me, the epitome of living in the here and now, making the most of every moment. He certainly prioritises his self-care, taking regular naps