If Our Stress Response is Good, More is Better

If our stress response is good, then more stress is better. There are many ways that your stress response serves you, mobilizes you to take action, helps you focus and be more motivated. It enhance performance. There is great reluctance, therefore, to set any limit on...

Why We Crave Stress Like a Drug

When you start out training to become a psychologist, you take many courses focused on theories about behavior. One of the first lessons is that behavior that is reinforced will be strengthened and continued, while behavior that isn’t reinforced or that is negatively...

Resistance to Overcoming Old Patterns

If you are going to get onto The Path and stay on The Path, you have to recognize the invisible obstacles that keep getting in your way. To be on The Path you must learn to have your eyes wide open—to be awake. When you are asleep, metaphorically, you don’t know you...

Stress is in the Eye of the Beholder

Stress is all in the eye of the beholder. Anything that creates a sense of danger or even uncertainty will trigger your stress response and the mobilization of your body’s resources and defenses. For this reason, your stress response is open to your particular...

What is Stress Anyway?

What is stress, anyway? There are many misconceptions about stress. With all the publicity on the subject, one can easily get the message that stress is bad and should be eliminated. At the same time, we seem to look for and even desire stress. How is it possible to...