excerpt from the current issue of The River Journal

Did You Know: Effects of Stress on the Body and Mind

by Liliana Negoi

“Stress is the body’s nonspecific response to a demand placed on it.”

Hans Seley

Stress.

That is one word to which we’ve come to react simply when hearing or reading it, not to mention experiencing it. We live in an age of speed, in which the theory of “more, better, faster” has become almost a religion, and because of that we are constantly under pressure.

Stress is not something new in the development of humankind. It always existed, all people in this world have experienced it, even if we’re talking about people from the 21st century or people from thousands of years ago. But, what happens nowadays is that development is accelerating more and more, and because of this the level of stress that we experience is constantly growing.

We need stress because it motivates us, permanently pushing us towards improvement, but we must always be cautious about how much we allow it to force us ahead, because stress can have both good parts and bad parts, its effects on our body and mind being both positive and negative.

to read more go to The River Journal 🙂

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One Response to “excerpt from the current issue of The River Journal”
  1. granbee says:

    Balance, balance, and re-balance: a constant rope-walking feat through each of our days’ journeys through the stress fields! Thank you for posting this River Journal essay here today. Very helpful!

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