~~~Thanks for stepping into my 'glass is half full' perpsective on life, drink up! ;) May you find something here that will change your life...or, on a lighter note, at least make you smile :-) Love and light earthlings!!
“The woman that I am today, came on purpose. The woman that I am becoming, is coming on purpose. At some point you realize that life is too short to continue living by trial and error. You eventually begin to do and become on purpose.” –Selena J
KINGS OF THE MIC TOUR SATURDAY JUNE 1st!
Kings of The Mic Tour featuring Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul, June 1st at Scottrade Center. Tickets on sale Friday, March 22nd at 10am. Tickets available at the Scottrade Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
BRUNO MARS THURSDAY AUGUST 8TH!
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Bruno Mars has announced the dates for his anticipated world tour, “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour.”
The Date for St. Louis is Thursday, August 8 at Scottrade center, with pop artist Ellie Goulding as the opening act.
Feelings of stress can do far more harm to your body than good. Studies have repeatedly found stress to be the root of many chronic diseases such as depression, cardiovascular disorders and infectious diseases.
When you're stressed, a series of chemical reactions happen in your body that decrease the hormone cortisol's ability to regulate inflammation, which has also been linked to weight gain. Finding ways to reduce stress can improve your overall well-being both in the moment and in the long run.
"When you 'feel' stress reduce, you are feeling your heart rate calm, your brainwaves organize, your vessels dilating, and your physiology and emotional state return to neutral after the body's ramped up response to a stressor,” said Dr. Cynthia Ackrill of the American Institute of Stress. “A number of activities have stress reducing effects for multiple reasons."
Here are 4 things you can do instantly to reduce stress according to Dr. Ackrill:
Listen To Music:
"Some music actually increases coherence of our heart rate -- a really healthy state," Dr. Ackrill writes. "And if you are actively listening you are less focused on the stress."
Get A Hug
Do not underestimate the power of human connection as a form of instant stress reduction. "We need more touch, [which is] sometimes a challenge as we age," Dr. Ackrill writes.
“When we are stressed out, we tend to get dehydrated,” explains Dr. Ackrill. “Drinking water can be soothing and a way to help our body’s handle all the reactions that happen when we're stressed.”
Practice Deep Breathing
"This is one of the oldest and cheapest forms of stress management known to mankind!" writes Dr. Ackrill. "Mindful breathing resets brain patterns, increases heart rate coherence, lowers blood pressure and many more effects."