Turn down the noise!

Noise can be annoying.  It can increase our stress, disturb sleep, and make it hard to think.    And traffic noise is hard on our health! Traffic noise (aircraft, railway, and road traffic) increases blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, and … Continue reading

Too much exposure to bad news

Turn off the news! Too much exposure to negative news increases our feelings of distress. People who saw more than 6 hours of media reports after the Boston Marathon bombings were experiencing more distress that individuals who were actually present at … Continue reading

Parents’ stress management has profound impact on kids’ success and happiness

Your stress management is vital to your child’s happiness, health and success! Robert Epstein reviewed decades of research to find the 10 essential parenting skills.  Then he analyzed them to rank the most important predictors of a strong parent-child bond and … Continue reading