Holiday Stress Busters

Holiday Stress Busters

The holidays are notoriously the most stressful time of year. Let’s face it, the demand for adulting is high, when all we really want to do is revert to the innocence of childhood and just enjoy it.

The holidays don’t have to be quite so stressful, however. A little planning and a lot of self-care will do the trick, according Drs. Michael and Cassie Major of Major Family Chiropractic, who hosted Team Green’s Holiday Stress Management Workshop this past week. The theme of the workshop was “Overcoming Joy Stealers,” which is exactly what this week’s Adventure Blog summarizes.

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Stress… Oh the Nerve of It!

Stress… Oh the Nerve of It!

“Reality is the leading cause of stress.”

Ain’t that the truth!

If you have no stress in your life, you probably aren’t living your life to the fullest. Remember, not all stress is bad. Stress can be motivating and inspiring. Stress can create adrenaline, which works to sharpen your mind and body. Stress can put your reality into perspective. Even bad stress can have good outcomes when you make an effort to reflect upon its meaning, and its source. However, it’s important to also understand the toll stress takes on your body, and thus it’s contribution to negative stress levels.

Each month, Lightning 100’s Team Green Adventures offers a Wellness Workshop. When the topic is really good we’ll write a recap (see also Indoor Air Quality & Sugar Cravings recaps). Our workshop in June was one of those really good ones! We brought in Dr. Cassie Major of Major Family Chiropractic to discuss the different types of stress and their effects on our body.

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