Imagine Your Life Without Stress!
When I was 25, I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. I had hypertension and my doctor told me I would need to be on medication for the rest of my life. Unfortunately for me, I chose the wrong parents (My mom and both of her parent had hypertension their entire life).
I was frustrated with this diagnosis because I thought I was doing the right things: I was exercising regularly and I was eating pretty well, most of the time. Isn’t that the ticket to a long life of wellness? As I investigated this condition, I learned that part of the problem had to do with my stress. I learned that chronic stress can turn into a whole host of problems. In my case, it was something that, if I didn’t manage, could have devastating results.
Not long after learning of my high blood pressure, I took a brief class on stress management. At the same time, I also learned how to meditate.
During that time, nearly 30 years ago, I learned how to relax, how to prevent stress, and most happily, how to prevent all the symptoms that accompany chronic stress, including, fortunately, high blood pressure. I haven’t taken a single pill to help keep that problem from coming back. I stopped having headaches, I hardly ever get sick, and I feel really good most of the time.
Everyone is stressed! When I tell people what I do, almost every time, the response I get in return is, “Yeah, I need some of that.” Sadly, most people who struggle with stress have no idea what to do about it. They try with meager attempts of unwinding with TV or other entertainment, they self-medicate with chemicals, or they just grin and bear it, hoping things don’t get worse. Too often, they do.
Fortunately, there is hope. With the right tools, stress is an easy thing to fix, I think. And working successfully with thousands of people, I’ve come to believe that everyone can find relief from their unpleasant stress.
I’m very excited that you’ve come to this site to learn how to take control of your stress levels and live a life that can be free of the unpleasant symptoms of stress. I look forward to working with you as you play with the principles, tools, and toys that I have developed and included here at the Stress Management Place!