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Cortisol: The stress hormone that is ruining your workday  

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Stress is a reality that plagues most of us from time to time and some of us on a daily basis. However, the pressure from your boss, the looming deadlines, juggling kids’ school schedules and attempting to maintain some sort of social life all whilst trying not to combust aren’t necessarily to blame. The culprit for your stress-related symptoms is a little thing called cortisol….

How to juggle kids and a career

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Becoming a new parent comes with a lot of excitement a lot of change and a lot of questions. One common one being: What will happen to my career?…

Why do people experience stress?

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Managing stress

Stress is a natural, physical response to our perceptions of a stimulus. It has an evolutionary purpose: our need to protect ourselves and the innate ‘flight or fight’ aspect of our nervous system. When we were battling for survival, stress is what released the adrenaline that let us fight. So although most of us don’t have to battle our way into the office each morning, the response to stimuli and the stress that results still exist….

How does anxiety develop and how do we re-enforce it?

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Anxiety at work

The causes of anxiety are often complex and difficult to determine. It does seem that some of us have a genetic predisposition to it but it’s also very much about our upbringing – if your mother was nervous, you may have ‘learned’ to be nervous, so it can appear to almost run in families. But your innate personality and temperament will play a large part too, modifying how you respond to your family environment and other external factors….