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Journaling
Journaling
Jim PorterTuesday, January 27th, 2015

Most of us only have a vague notion of what is REALLY causing us to feel stressed. For example, when you say "my job is stressful," what does that mean? There could be any number of reasons why you feel that your job is stressful. One of the best ways to pinpoint exactly what is going on is to keep a journal or a log of anything and everything that stresses you for at least a week, preferably two.

Holiday Stress
Holiday Stress
Jim PorterFriday, December 19th, 2014

Everyone has a different take on why the holidays are so stressful. For some it's too commercial, for others it's a lot of money and credit card debt, and for still others it's a painful reminder of a loved one who is no longer there to share it with you.

What I learned at this year's NATIONAL WELLNESS CONFERENCE:  Wellness vs. wellbeing, ranking your food on a scale from 1-100 and Laser Coaching
What I learned at this year's NATIONAL WELLNESS CONFERENCE: Wellness vs. wellbeing, ranking your food on a scale from 1-100 and Laser Coaching
Jim PorterTuesday, October 28th, 2014

The National Wellness Conference was held this year in Minneapolis, MN for the first time ever. It's been held in Steven's Point, Wisconsin now for over thirty years. Having spent a wonderful week in Minneapolis, learning about wellness, riding the Minneapolis light rail system, checking out trendy restaurants and walking across the beautiful Mississippi river too many times to even count (the campus is located on BOTH sides) I highly doubt the conference will ever go back to Steven's Point which is just too small a city to properly support this conference (in my opinion).

Snakes, Stress and Brain Science
Snakes, Stress and Brain Science
Jim PorterMonday, July 7th, 2014

I'm in the Catskills in upstate NY this week and I snapped this picture of a snake that looked like it was about to eat my car. There's a lot of wildlife up here, and one of the things I love most about living in the woods is seeing creatures like this and trying to figure out exactly what it is I've seen by looking them up online. Once I got on the internet, I discovered that this four foot long snake was a harmless milk snake. I also watched a great video of a baby milk snake attacking a man who was brave enough to pick it up. Even though it's just a baby, you can see in this video that this snake's brain is programmed to attack.

The Future Of Stress Management
The Future Of Stress Management
Jim PorterTuesday, October 29th, 2013

In my last blog I gave you ten reasons why most people DON'T manage stress. In this blog I'm going to give you ten reasons why you WILL manage stress in the future. Here is what we need to start doing differently now in order to manage stress in the future:

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