When “Holiday Stress Tips” Backfire

(There’s a high probability that the universe doesn’t really work the way this picture says.)

This time of year, a lot of “Holiday Stress Tips” articles come across my desk. They’re pretty much all the same, you know, advice on eating well, exercise, being kind to yourself, etc. And it’s true, those things are important. But there’s another aspect of stress that those articles seem to entirely miss. Continue reading “When “Holiday Stress Tips” Backfire”

8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel Less Stressed at Work

Sure, work environments are often fast-paced and can contribute to anxiety. But there are lots of things you can do to make your time spent at work more relaxing and healthful. Here are eight things you can do today to make your work a less stressful place! Continue reading “8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel Less Stressed at Work”

What the 2015 Dressgate can teach us about stress

Remember this internet meme from 2015? What colour was the dress? Everyone saw something different.

Actually the dress was blue and black, but the blue-biased lighting in the original photo made it look white and gold. Few, if any, of us have ever seen the original dress. All we had to go on was a picture of it. A low-quality picture in bad lighting that made it tough to tell what was really going on with that dress.

What does all this have to do with stress? A lot. Continue reading “What the 2015 Dressgate can teach us about stress”