Should You Consider Using Medication for Stress?


Living with stress can take the joy out of life, strain your relationships and even affect your career. Worse, it does severe damage to your general health and can lead to depression and other mental illnesses. For all these reasons, it’s important to fight stress as quickly and effectively as possible. With that in mind then, should you consider using medications? Medication for Stress...

What Is Holiday Stress?


Holiday stress almost seems like an oxymoron. The whole point of a holiday surely is to get away from everything, to give yourself some ‘time off’ and to combat the mental fatigue that might be hindering you the rest of the time. You’ll be travelling far away to somewhere completely new and you’ll be spending time in the sun, exploring new places or splashing around in the...

Reduce Your Stress by Managing Your Brain’s Neural Networks


Professor John Young, a distinguished scholar who has been described by The New York Times as one of the world’s greatest living biologists has written an excellent book titled Programs of the Brain. Professor Young believes that much of our everyday behavior is stored in the brain in modules or, as he refers to them, programs. “The brain operates in certain organised ways that may be...

Brain Programs That Help or Hinder Stress Management


Because attitudes can play such an important role in the direction of our lives, and also our personal stress management, it is important to understand how they influence our everyday behaviour. Professor John Young, a distinguished scholar who was described by The New York Times as one of the “world’s greatest living biologists”, wrote an excellent book titled Programs of the...

Dealing With Stress in College


College is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. However, it can be extremely stressful as well. There are papers, exams and odd living arrangements. For many people it is their first time out on their own, so they feel like they don’t have the safety net that they did at home. I remember thinking that I wouldn’t survive college. I imagined myself calling my parents to come bring me...

De-Stress With Positive Association


Whether you’re working on losing weight, becoming healthier, making more money, finding the right partner or anything that requires persistence. There is one thing that you can do to make reaching your goals so much faster! It’s called positive association. Positive association is where you ‘hang out’ with people that are positive and encouraging. These types of people make your life fun, happy...

Control Your Attitude to Control Your Stress


Our response to stressors is essentially individualistic. However society does tend to influence and condition our responses. For example, if someone speaks to you aggressively then the common response is to return aggression with aggression. If a motorist cuts you off the common response is to yell abuse accompanied by rude finger signs. These are common responses but not the only ones available...

The Top Sources of Stress


Most of us are living with more stress than we would like on an ongoing basis and this can be devastating for our health and our happiness. Dealing with stress should always be a top priority then but this can be difficult seeing as it’s often not clear precisely where all our stress is coming from. It might sound absurd to think you can be stressed and not know why but in fact this is...

What Is Financial Stress?


There are many different things that can cause us stress and if you’re a certain kind of person then you’ll probably be able to find a way to worry about anything. That said though, some things are certainly more prone to causing us stress than others and being able to identify those things so that you can go about dealing with those causes specifically is an important tool in your...

Need Serious & Effective Stress Management Techniques? Look No Further, Here Are 7!


Stress management seems to have become mandatory in this technically advanced yet pressure filled day and age. Our entire world has been on the peak of revolution, and with each passing day, come new responsibilities, more work, and more pressure, which ultimately means more stress. Managing this mental ailment on the other hand can lead to a fulfilling and happier life. Before you start working...

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.