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Here we go again...the holidays. For some, it really is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, it's more of a mixed bag: stress, added expenses, family (with all the good and bad), travel, illness, and yes, the food, fun and general festivities, too. There's nothing new in being more frazzled at this time of year, but wouldn't it be nice to feel less frazzled? Whatever your approach to self-care is throughout the rest of the year, the holiday season is when your daily and weekly routines - your habits - are more fragile than ever. With all the additional demands on our time and the increased number of emotional stressors, we risk letting go of the very things that keep us on a more even keel, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, depleted and having a lot less fun than we'd like. By keeping a few guiding principles in mind, you can be more emotionally prepared to handle the stress of the holidays, and feel like your best self in the meantime.
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Does the responsibilities of the holiday season have you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need strategies for managing stress better in the New Year? Join me and guest Tracey A. Smith,, M.Ed., CTRS – Owner of Wellness W.R.K.S. LLC as she shares techniques you can use now and implement in your routine in 2016.
Tracey A. Smith,, M.Ed., CTRS – Owner of Wellness W.R.K.S. LLC, is a Wellness Lifestyle Management Educator, Trainer, Program Consultant, Certified Recreational Therapist, with several years of experience in the field of behavioral health.
Tracey is committed to promoting the holistic principles of mind, body and spirit, empowering participants, clients and customers to make desired holistic behavioral lifestyle changes. Tracey's vision is to assist participants to increase their awareness of healing strategies and techniques for different levels of burden through trainings and individual transformation sessions.
Tracey's implementation of wellness recovery principles infuses Recreational Therapy "The Playful Spirit", Wellness Education "The Healing Grab Bag" and Restorative Practices "Conflict Transformation" to provide a holistic experience for participant personal growth. The trainings and workshops are experiential and interactive. They encourage creative learning stimulating the senses to new awareness
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Ah, the holidays – it’s a time when many parents dread the stress and pressure of family visits, additional budget demands, and expectations from family and friends. Today, I’m welcoming Jessica Seidel, Family Life Educator with The Parenting Center to the show to talk holiday stress: causes, effects and tips to manage your stress. Tune in to hear more.
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Jim Porter is President of StressStop.com, a company that specializes in creating online and offline stress management training resources for thousands of hospitals, corporations and hundreds of military bases and government agencies across the US and Canada. He is the author of dozens of books, workbooks, CDs and videos on managing stress including “The Stress Profiler” and “Stop Stress This Minute” which together have sold over 300,000 copies. Mr. Porter also lectures on stress management in major corporations and for agovernment agencies including: Blue Cross and Blue Shield, GlaxoSmithKline, Time Inc, The FBI, The CIA, and the US Army and he was a keynote speaker at last year’s WELCOA SUMMIT on Managing Stress which featured his Six Step Stress Prevention Model. He also has appeared on The CBS Morning News, and his work has been reported on by Good Morning America, Ladies Home Journal, The Associated Press, and The NY Daily News and he has a monthly column on Stress in the Huffington Post.
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How are Students and Employees, especially those who are Veterans, managing stress at school and work? They Ask Dr. Applewhite and guests how they help fellow Veterans from Vietnam era to the present Middle Eastern conflicts manage stress in the civilian classroom and workplace. This show is also helpful for ALL students, in classes from pre-school to graduate levels who may experience the psychological impact of stress related to war, violence, and/or trauma. To learn more about how you can support Veterans and other disabled adult students with disabilities achieve their education and workforce goals visit http://www.whiteappleinstitute.org. Your tax-deductible donation is appreciated. This episode is a rerun from August 2014.
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So many are stressed out over the war-like violence affecting Paris, Syria, the USA, and other places in our world. It is not easy dealing with the stress of war and violence when performing at work and school. Dr. Danita Applewhite and other Veterans discuss managing stress in the civilian classroom and the workplace that will inspire those who listen to this show. The students of White Apple Institute dedicate this show with deepest compassion to all those affected by so much senseless violence and war.. Learn more about how you can Support our Veterans with disabilities in reaching their education and workforce goals visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org . Click on Radio to listen to episodes of Ask Dr. Applewhite Radio Talk Show (formerly Student2Teacher) show any day of the week. This show previously aired in 2014 as The Impact of Stress, As It Relates to War, School, and Work.
This is #TheReboot. The Managing Madrid podcast is back - recorded every Sunday and published by Monday. In this episode, Gabe Lezra, Kiyan Sobhani, and Mike Platania discuss Rafa's struggles, the cloud surrounding Florentino Perez, Gareth Bale's season, the ridiculousness of Real Madrid fans, and more!
*Note: We apologize about the audio feedback in the intro. It's rectified within the first minute, so if you can get yourself through the intro, you'll be able to partake of the fruits that Gabe, Mike, and myself have left for you!
Kiyan Sobhani and Mike Platania on this week's Managing Madrid podcast discussed:
The match against Real Betis
The Danilo / Carvajal debate
The politics surrounding the idea to bench Ronaldo
La Liga - is it lost?
Real Madrid's grey kits
We hope you enjoy the podcast!
On this week's podcast - recorded just after yesterday's match against Espanyol - I was joined by Gabe Lezra and Mike Platania to discuss:
Real Madrid's dominance over Espanyol
Lucas getting roasted on Twitter
Zidane's love for Jese
James and Isco
Questions from readers: Do we sell Ronaldo? can Isco be as good as Iniesta? Should Real Madrid scrap the pre-season tours? Any potential upsets in Real Madrid's upcoming schedule?
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Learning how to manage your time, activities, and commitments can be hard. But doing so can make your life easier and less stressful. Without stress management, all too often your body is always on high alert. Over time, high levels of stress lead to serious health problems. Learning how to manage your time so that you can accomplish what you set out to accomplish is a skill that will help you throughout your life.
Join us as we discuss 5 tips for managing your stress, by managing your time.
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Joyce talks with Eve (not her real name) about her experience as a caregiver through her husband’s chronic illness and death. She then talks with Dr. Sheryle Baker about Eve’s experience, and about the changes that occur in the dynamics between the patient and the caregiver, and how we can all help the caregiver survive. This is a one hour show.
About Our Guests
Eve (not her real name) is the widow of a man who had von Hippel-Lindau disease, and a series of brain and kidney tumors that led him to a course of dialysis and eventually to his death. Eve graciously shares the pain of her experience so that we can learn from her experience.
Sheryle Baker, M.A., LMHC., is Executive Director of Life Center of Tampa, Florida, a non-profit agency that provides counseling for victims of violent crime, and people who have lost loved ones, through chronic illness or sudden death. She a psychotherapist specializing in bereavement and traumatic loss and incident.
About Caregiver Stress
It is important to manage caregiver stress while you are going through the experience. If the patient is willing to negotiate the changes in roles and responsibilities that occur, that can help. Others around the caregiver can provide important support and outlets for stress.
For both the patient and the caregiver, there are a series of losses, culminating in the death of the loved one. Each of these losses must be grieved, and the grief worked through, or the stress turns outward (as anger) or inward (as bitterness and even illness).
Often when we are in a traumatic incident we muddle on through and seem to be doing fine. After the peak of the stress has passed, however, we crash. This “post-traumatic stress” can be devastating, and requires work to get through it.
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