Got Dangerous Stress Levels?

November 29, 2009 by  
Filed under BEST POSTS, Life Mastery


Stress is an intimate part of our lives today — there’s no getting around it.

Stress in and of itself is not bad. Stress is to the human condition what tension is to the violin string: too little and the music is dull and raspy; too much and the music is shrill or the string snaps. Excess stress is blamed for many serious physical illnesses ranging from heart disease, early aging, and even Alzheimer’s disease.

Myth: No symptoms = no stress.

An absence of symptoms does not mean the absence of stress. In fact, camouflaging symptoms with medications could deprive you of the signals you need to reducing the strain on your body and mind.

Many of us experience symptoms of stress in a very physical way, even though stress is a psychological effect. Feeling anxious, shortness of breath, or simply feeling run down all the time can all be physical signs of stress. Feeling overwhelmed, disorganized and having difficulty concentrating are common mental signs of stress.

Myth: Only major symptoms of stress require attention.

This myth assumes that the minor symptoms of stress, like headaches or stomach acid, may be safely ignored. But these minor symptoms of stress are actually early warning signs that your life is getting out of hand, and that you need to do a better job of managing stress.

Myth: Stress is just all in your head.

Stress is NOT just imagination – it is what happens to you, it is a psychophysical reaction that occurs in your brain. The resulting chemical and hormonal changes then affect every single organ of your body.
– Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
– 75 to 90 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
– Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death–heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide.


Are you moving toward dangerous levels of stress? Here’s a short self-test to help you answer that question:

Just answer each of the following questions with a True or False

1. I often have migraine, tension or painful headaches.

2. I have not taken any time off in a long time.

3. I am often concerned about financial issues.

4. I have too little time with my friends and things I enjoy.

5. I often have a hard time going to sleep, and cannot shut off my mind.

6. I often feel distracted and forget what I was doing.

7. I seem to be losing or gaining weight.

8. I have chronic, ongoing pain.

9. I feel like my life has no purpose.

10. I never seem to reach my goals or achieve my dreams.

11. I often skip meals because I am too busy.

12. I don’t have any family or friends to turn to.

13. I don’t exercise or walk regularly.

14. I take medication for depression or anxiety.

15. My intimate life is not satisfying, or I have performance issues.

Count the number of True’s, and assign one point for each.

Here’s how to assess your stress level:

(a)  Less than 5 points: Well managed low stress level.

(b)  5 – 6 points: Moderate stress.

(c)  7-9 points: High stress levels.

(d)  10 – 15 points: An exceptionally high level of stress.

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Disclaimer: This information is educational only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Consult your medical professional if you have concerns about your stress symptoms.

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Reach Your Dreams

November 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Success Insights

dream houseGot a Dream?

Achieving certain dreams often requires FAR LESS WORK than achieving other, seemingly easier goals. Why is that so?

Because it is much, much harder to work for to achieve a dream we don’t passionately desire. But when you manage to get yourself focused on what is naturally a passionate interest. your work becomes play.

Is Your Dream a Good Fit?

Hopefully you have invested some thought clarifying your dream … and you know exactly what you want. If that is the case. why not take a few minutes to ask yourself an important question — am I pursuing the right dream and goal for ME?

Here is why that is so important: You will never really achieve your true potential as long as you pour your energy into something that does not really fit your true passions and interests! Does that seem too simple?

Think about it. It is often very easy to automatically adopt someone elses goal. We were trained to do that very thing as children.

Ninty-nine percent of us were fully expected to achieve the goals our parents and educational system set out for us. Some of us gave in and tried to comply. Some of us rebelled and learned to fail instead. And some of us felt somehow inadequate because we did not have the natural interest and/or aptitude to do what we were expected to do.

If you find you never seem to achieve your goals, you may be setting goals you don’t really desire or believe in for yourself.

This is never going to lead to success. What leads to is one false start after another… and a tendency to want to quit after the first bump in the road. This is a major dead-end, and will do nothing but gradually erode your self confidence.

Pursue an Appropriate Dream

Three things will happen if you make the effort to refocus yourself around a dream and supporting goal that is more in keeping with your natural talents and passions:

  • First, you will be happier, less stressed, and far more productive.
  • Second, you will be more likely to hang in when you hit those jarring bumps in the road.
  • Third, there is a higher probability you will achieve a level of excellence at what you’re doing. This increases your value thereby increasing your potential for increased return on your efforts.

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Posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler
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Our Brain’s Mysterious Glial Cells

November 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Build Mind Power

neuronsNew experiments with the brain’s glial cells have shed light on some of the most mysterious aspects of the mind. Glial cells make up nearly 90 percent of cells in the brain.

Until the last 20 years, brain scientists believed neurons communicated to each other, represented our thoughts, and that glia represented the cement  holding the brain together.  They were considered to be mere insulators for neurons.

But recently scientists have begun to focus on a particular type of glial cell – astrocytes — that are very abundant in the cortex. Interestingly, we humans have the most, and the biggest, astrocytes in our cortex.

Scientists have discovered that astrocytes are the adult stem cell in the brain. They also communicate among themselves via calcium waves, and are  capable of sending information to neurons. They also control blood flow to important regions of activity in the brain.

Harvard University’s Stephen W. Kuffler was the first to discover that astrocytes exhibit an electrical potential, much like neurons. Since then many researchers have completed experiments on the ability of glial cells to communicate with neurons, and have discovered that glial cells respond to and release neuro transmitters just like neurons.

Astrocytes monitor neurons and can induce neurons to fire, and therefore modulate neuron behavior. Neuronal activity without astrocyte processing is a simple reflex — anything more complicated might require astrocyte intervention. This could mean that the calcium waves created by astrocytes are our thinking mind.

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