What to do About Yelling

Posted on March 26th, 2009

Negative feelings can cause our heart rates to increase as we experience shallow breathing, while in “fight or flight” mode. Muscles can tighten up and  heart rates can increase. Breathing may become shallow and we may not be getting enough oxygen to our brains. Taking a “time out” or “cool down” is important when we feel these physiological [...]


Using Humor to Reduce Stress

Posted on March 19th, 2009

Stress causes us to go into survival mode, as we experience “fight or flight.”  Our muscles tense creating aches and pains,  and we can become cranky and irritable. Negative attitudes may cause others to withdraw and we may find ourselves alone,  in misery.
When we laugh, we are attractive to others. Our countenance improves. Tension is released, as our brains are flooded with [...]