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Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Kelly McGonigal translates academic research into practical strategies for health, happiness and personal success.

How to make stress your friend

believing stress is bad for you.. is a bigger killer than stress itself

how you think about stress matters..

not getting rid of stress.. but getting better at stress

mechanism for reduction of stress – human connection

oxytocin – amps during stress – (the cuddle hormone) – encourages you to reach out to others.. also strengthens your heart..

caring creates resilience…

stress gives us access to our heart


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Big Think (@bigthink) tweeted at 5:59 AM – 16 Aug 2018 :
Coping mechanisms: how to shift your mindset when anxiety arises (

Kelly McGonigal discusses a *three-step process to shifting your mindset when anxiety arises. 

*links to book – the upside of stresson hold at library – thank you library

  • Acknowledge stress when you experience it
  • Welcome the stress by recognizing that it’s a response to something you care about
  • Make use of the energy that stress gives you, instead of wasting that energy trying to manage your stress