September Stress Buster

September 2, 2006

September is BACK TO SCHOOL month!!! The holidays are over, summer is almost over, the days are getting shorter, it’s getting cooler.

ARGGGGH!!! Who even wants to think about that? It means it’s time to go shopping for kids stuff, upgrade the computer, spend hours in crowded shops with stressed out mothers and excited children, all trying to get organized for the next school year.

And that’s before you even have to cope with the pile of work on your desk, sorting through the thousands of junk emails, making sure you don’t delete any important ones. You’re back at your desk, all the memories of the previous year flooding you, the raise you didn’t get, the clients you have to deal with, the problems with the warehouse, maybe even an office move or a new boss.

The memories of the beach, the sun drenched sails on the Med, or the country cottage with the gentle bird songs gently fade away to oblivion, as you become friends again with your Day Timer and glue your cell phone to your ear.

Welcome back to September!!!

Did you know that 90% of doctor’s visits are for stress-related symptoms? Did you know that studies have shown that biological stress can lead to disease unless controlled? Your health and state of well-being depend on you to learn to control and manage stress in your life.

Stress leads to tension, physical and emotional strain. This can cause problems like insomnia, headaches, problems concentrating, fatigue, weight loss and even suppress our immune system and cause cancer. Stress lowers your frustration tolerance, thereby predisposing you to become upset about the least irritation. In the short term, these changes will give you more strength to fight, say, a saber tooth tiger. But in today’s world these elaborate preparations are probably wasted.

Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations With God, tells a story of how he witnessed two ducks fighting. One duck felt that his territory had been invaded by the other, and a fierce crossing of beaks and much flapping of wings took place. Neale doesn’t state how the fight was won, but eventually, the ducks walked away from each other. After they reached a reasonable distance, they both shook their entire body, flapped their wings, and resumed their previous life as if nothing had happened. They had a strategy for removing the adrenalin and the anger out of their body. Maybe ducks have something to teach us.

Most people regard stress as a response we make to circumstances in which expectations of what we can do exceed our capacity to deliver. Not only can stress precipitate an emotional crisis; it can, if unremitting, also lead to disease and shorten your life. ”The nature of stress is not always the usual stuff that people think of. It’s not the external stress of war or money loss or somebody dying, it is actual the internal stress of having to adjust oneself to somebody else. Cancer, ALS, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and these other conditions happen to people who have a poor sense of themselves as independent persons. On the emotional level, that is, they can be highly accomplished in the art, or intellectually, but on an emotional level, they have a poorly differentiated sense of self. They live in reaction to others without ever really sensing who they themselves are.”

In a healthy body, this synchronicity is perfectly regulated. Healthy people are firmly locked into these rhythms. When disease occurs, one of those rhythms has gone awry. Stress is the biggest disrupter. If you’re stressed, if you’re feeling hostility, your body’s balance gets thrown off. Stress breaks our connection with everything else. When you experience disease, some part of your body begins to get constricted. You cana learn easily how to bring your body back into balance!


As the author of Cancer Free For Life, which you find on, I am aware of the dangers of too much stress on your health. I have put together a special package, which is available only for the month of September, just when you need it the most.



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