Nancy Adler Jones

The Importance of Friends

Increasingly research shows that friendship is important to our health.  This article extends the common idea of friendship as support and sharing of day to day activities to include the importance of strengthening the bonds of friendship by talking about the relationship itself.

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Wed, October 18 2017 » Health, Relatioinships, Stress » Comments Off on The Importance of Friends

Stress May Not be Bad for You

I’ve been concerned about the guilt people feel these days about the stress they experience.  This guilt leads to more stress. less self-efficacy, and diminished self-esteem.  These Newsweek articles offer a more balanced perspective about stress. Click here to read the articles.

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Sun, September 13 2009 » Stress » Comments Off on Stress May Not be Bad for You

Quieting Reflex

Quieting the “limbic system”, the emotional part of the brain is useful in conquering any habits linked to emotional triggers. Twenty minutes of meditation twice a day has been the standard prescription for accomplishing this calming effect.  I find that most people have been unable/unwilling to carve this much time out of their day.  Plus, […]

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Sun, March 15 2009 » Stress » Comments Off on Quieting Reflex