Easy Self-Care Practices That Are Easy on Your Wallet

Everything today seems to cost money: your home, your car, your internet plan, your gym membership, food services — even driving on certain roads can cost you a few dollars! Some things, however, are still free and can help you take better care of yourself. Below are some easy self-care practices that are easy on …

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7 Ways to Fit Relaxation into a Busy Schedule

Having a busy schedule whether it be work, parenting or a mix can be a stressful and tiring experience. It is important to look after yourself and fit in time to relax from everyday struggles. Whether this is from a long week at work, looking after the kids, or approaching deadlines, it is important to …

10 Ways to Help Deal with Acute Stress Disorder

Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) normally occurs after a person experiences a traumatic event. A relative condition to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Healthline explains that it has similar symptoms such as detachment, recurrent flashbacks, depersonalization, and even amnesia in extreme cases. The main difference is that people who develop ASD normally recover after a month while …

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How Stress Can Impact Pain Perception in Endometriosis

Chronic pain can be paralyzing for women, stopping them from achieving important personal and professional goals. There are many conditions that can be caused by factors such as hormonal changes, responses to medication, and societal interference; one of these, is endometriosis: a disease affecting over five million women in America. In this post, we delve …

[FREE DOWNLOAD] The Medical Link Between Your Stress and Pain

Stress can trigger pain and make existing pain worse. Both reducing stress and improving how we deal with it are vital to healing and pain prevention. We’ve heard from Dr. Kathleen Hall, international stress expert and Founder of The Stress Institute, who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on stress and work life balance. But we …

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Yoga for Well-Being and Comfort

Aches and Gains radio guest Dima, a vice president in financial services, suffered a serious motorcycle accident and Jiu jitzu injury, which left him with a herniated disc and severe pain. Always athletic, active and outgoing, Dima’s chronic pain forced him to step away from the quality of life he was accustomed to, an all …

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10 Ways to Cope with Pain-Inducing Stress

Last week we talked about how stress can make your chronic pain worse. Stress can trigger or exacerbate muscular pain, abdominal pain, and pelvic pain. These are just some of the reasons why many people opt for the calming effects of using the bluebird hemp classic when experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety. Stress …

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How Managing Stress Can Reduce Chronic Pain

Stress is something many of us are familiar with. Between work, relationships, family, uncertainty in world affairs and ever-present political discord, stress never seems to subside. Unfortunately, stress can be extremely damaging to your health — especially if you suffer from chronic pain. Many people choose to use herbal remedies like cannabis to relieve their …

Stress and More Stress, Part I

Have you ever wondered whether stress triggers that nagging backache or headache? Our guest, Dr. Kathleen Hall, is an international stress expert that has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on stress and work life balance. She’s also the founder of The Stress Institute® and Mindful Living Network®. We’ll find out firsthand just how to …

How Stress Affects Pain

What is stress? Stress occurs when we perceive an event as negative or fearful, causing the body to produce certain hormones and activate its defense system. The nervous system acts as if the body is prepared to fight, and uses the motor system to escape. The endocrine system produces the fight-or-flight response. The immune system …