Yes, you read that headline right. Stress can actually be a positive thing if we respond to it in a mindful way, says mindfulness and leadership expert Laurie J. Cameron. She’s the founder and CEO of PurposeBlue and the author of the The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening, and today we have her three tips for using those stressors to your advantage. 3 Mindfulness Keys to Turn Stress to Your Advantage The body’s response to stress — rapid heartbeat and breathing, narrowed vision, and a jolt of adrenaline — is…

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Can we talk about using high-intensity workouts to deal with stress, please? It’s come up several times recently with a few of my clients and friends and I think it’s definitely something that we should talk about it on a broader scale. I absolutely think exercise is an excellent tool for managing day-to-day stress. And in the times we live in, it’s so critical that we have positive outlets for stress relief. It might go unnoticed when you’re consistently putting in the gym time day in and day out, but if you’ve ever been injured or otherwise unable to workout in…

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There’s, ahem, a lot to get worked up about these days. But, when we’re all stressed out and freaking out, we simply cannot go out and do the things we need to do in this world. Without taking care of ourselves, we can’t be of service to others — our families, our friends, our communities. So, with that in mind, we share with you this special guest post from Healthline and Athleta that’s based on this Yoga for Calm article. Take five minutes and run through these centering poses today. Your body and mind will thank you. How to Practice…

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