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Jane’s Blog Stress, Politics and Election Day

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Jane’s Blog Stress, Politics and Election Day

As if COVID-19 didn’t already have everyone totally stressed out! Political views are pushing stress levels higher and getting worse with every passing day as election time gets closer! Politics has become be so divisive, disagreements are happening routinely not only between acquaintances but between close friends, co-workers and family members! According to an American Psychological Association study on stress in America, 57 percent of Americans say the current political climate is a significant source of stress in their lives. Three-quarters of Americans felt at least one symptom of stress in the past month, with around one-third of adults experiencing...

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Jane's Blog Stress and Infection

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Jane's Blog Stress and Infection

As the coronavirus Covid-19 continues to spread around the world and here in the United States we are all getting very stressed and anxious watching the headlines and wondering, “What is going to happen next?” For many people, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus is the hardest thing to handle. Continuous stress not only affects us mentally but also physically too.   The body's stress-response system is usually self-limiting. Once a perceived threat has passed, hormone levels return to normal. As adrenaline and cortisol levels drop, your heart rate and blood pressure return to baseline levels, and other systems resume their regular...

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Jane's Blog Getting Kids Ready for School. Don't Wait!

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Jane's Blog Getting Kids Ready for School. Don't Wait!

Parents are loading up their children with notebooks, pencils, pens, new clothes, backpacks and other items which are considered the essentials to go back to school. Yet preparing the body and mind of children are really the most important essentials. It is not unusual for sleep, stress, focus, anxiety, nutrition, fatigue and health issues to develop (like a cold) or escalate (like asthma or ADHD). Let’s face it; today many children are experiencing difficulty focusing on what they are doing in and out of school. Some children have ADD / ADHD, others are multi-taskers, some are hypersensitive and easily distracted,...

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