What Exactly Does Stress Do to Our Bodies?

We've all been there; the final exam in the morning that could make or break your future, the endless "To-Do" list that never seems to get shorter, or maybe things just haven't been going so hot for you lately and you just want to SCREAM!

Welcome to stress.

Most of us know that there are two kinds of stress: good stress, and bad stress.

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Jade Pulman's picture

Jade is a full-time mother of three children she adores. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Family Studies and Nutrition and works hard to implement her learning into her family life. When not writing, you can find her in the outdoors or exploring museums and aquariums with her loving husband and children. 

Billionaires of Good Deeds: The Future of Progressive Living

Progressive Living

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Henry Cross's picture

Henry Cross grew up in sunny Miami, Florida. Upon graduating high school, he moved to the politicized Washington, D.C. and double majored in History and Politics at the Catholic University. He served as a social studies teacher in Prince George’s County Public School in 2008-2009. In the fall of 2009, he moved to New York City to continue and grow his work in education and service.

He joined Hosh Yoga in 2011 as a teacher and Program Director. And since 2013, he founded and expanded programming for the organization with Hosh Kids and Hosh Seniors. Henry's entrepreneurial spirit helped developed the organizational, program, and financial capacity of the nonprofit to deliver self-sustaining and self-supporting health and wellness services to over 3,000 children, adults, and seniors every month in a cost-effective and fairly-priced way. And from 2014 to 2016, he participated in a philanthropic role by expanding the programming, policy, and public advocacy efforts of the Sonima Foundation as Community Relations Director.

His work has been featured by the Huffington PostElephant JournalBlog Talk RadioThe NYC Social Innovation FestivalSocial Venture Institute, and multiple Brooklyn and Queens newspapers. He is an appointed New York City official of Community Board 5 in Queens, serves on a Department of Youth and Community Development Neighborhood Advisory Board, and on the board of directors of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association. And in 2015, Henry was selected as an etsy.org business fellow and awarded Top 40 Under 40 Nonprofit Rising Star. He finds joy in his community work service everyday and loves ballroom dancing!

Listening to What is Trying to Happen

I work with leaders ­ people who have a position of responsibility to other people. I find that they are influenced by one common factor: what they are seeking to accomplish in their life, is also seeking them.

They have a felt sense that they are on a mission and that they will find a way through the obstacles. These leaders are not necessarily religious or "spiritual." However, life constantly refreshes their understanding of purpose.

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Tim Dukes, Ph.D. develops leaders and communications across fields ranging from executives and business owners to entrepreneurs and artists. His communications model and workshops, built on presence and mindfulness, foster open environments based on trust and candor. Tim’s clients emerge as socially conscious, culturally sustainable, and strategically focused innovators. www.DrTimothyDukes.com​

A Gentle Courage

When I think of courage, I often think of my mother ­ as she sat patiently attempting to thread her sewing needle in a dimly lit room, ceiling light beckoning for a new and brighter bulb. My sister or I would take over the task after so many utterances of; “oh dear, what is happening to my eyesight?” This woman, as a teenager, raised four siblings in the late 1920’s after her father died and faced endless days of caring for others. Her mother worked as a nanny.

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Tim Dukes, Ph.D. develops leaders and communications across fields ranging from executives and business owners to entrepreneurs and artists. His communications model and workshops, built on presence and mindfulness, foster open environments based on trust and candor. Tim’s clients emerge as socially conscious, culturally sustainable, and strategically focused innovators. www.DrTimothyDukes.com​

A Prayer for Hoping Against Hope

And as you stand there

Hands clasped in front of you

Eyes downcast

Concealing the disobedient pounding of your heart

It dawns on you:

Here we go again.

And while you no longer allow yourself the long, elaborate daydreams in which everything works out perfectly,
You catch yourself thinking: Well, it could happen.

And though you have long since given up making bargains with God,

You find yourself whispering: Please.

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Samantha Bennett's picture

Originally from Chicago, Samantha Bennett is a writer, speaker, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist and the author of the bestselling "Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day" (New World Library)

She is the creator of www.TheOrganizedArtistCompany.com and www.TheOrganizedEntrepreneurCompany.com, both organizations dedicated to helping creative people get unstuck, especially by helping them focus and move forward on their goals.

Now based in a tiny beach town outside of Los Angeles, Bennett offers her revolutionary online workshops to overwhelmed procrastinators, frustrated overachievers, and recovering perfectionists everywhere.

A Prayer for the Capable

And as you stand there
On time and Appropriately clad for the event
With a high-fiber bar in your bag
And extra pens

Let us take this moment to applaud you.

You, the prepared.

You, the accomplished.

You, the bills-paid-on-time and the-taxes-done-in-March.

You, who always returns the shopping cart.

You, who never throws a tantrum.

While the moody, the irresponsible, the near-hysterical, and the rude seem to get ALL the attention

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Samantha Bennett's picture

Originally from Chicago, Samantha Bennett is a writer, speaker, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist and the author of the bestselling "Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day" (New World Library)

She is the creator of www.TheOrganizedArtistCompany.com and www.TheOrganizedEntrepreneurCompany.com, both organizations dedicated to helping creative people get unstuck, especially by helping them focus and move forward on their goals.

Now based in a tiny beach town outside of Los Angeles, Bennett offers her revolutionary online workshops to overwhelmed procrastinators, frustrated overachievers, and recovering perfectionists everywhere.

You Know What Doesn't Help? Worrying

“There isn’t any situation that isn’t made worse by worry. Worry never solves anything. Worry never prevents anything. Worry never heals anything. Worry serves only one purpose—it makes matters worse.”  ~Bob Proctor

Sounds good … but how do you stop that constant replaying of things that might happen or might NOT happen that you want to happen?

When it comes to organization and productivity, worrying about all the “what ifs” often stops people in their tracks.

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Andrew Mellen's picture

Andrew Mellen is an organizational expert, public speaker, and the #1 best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life!

Andrew has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide to declutter and simplify their lives while regaining time for the things that matter.

A sought-after authority on organizing and productivity, Andrew's addressed audiences from The Great British Business Show to TEDx. 

Corporate clients include American Express, Genentech, NetApp, Time, Inc., and the US Depts. of Education and Homeland Security.

The media has dubbed Andrew “The Most Organized Man in America.” He writes a featured column called “Ask The Organizer” in Real Simple. In addition, he has written for and/or appeared in: The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, America Now, The Lisa Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah & Friends, Martha Stewart Living Today, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW11, HGTV, DIY Network, LiveWell Network, KnowMoreTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, Family Circle, USA Today, GQ, InStyle, All You, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Healthy UK, American Way, numerous trade and travel publications, and NPR.

He leads workshops and speaks internationally while maintaining a private practice working with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, and non-profits to CEOs, award-winning filmmakers, and authors, as well as overwhelmed parents everywhere. 

In 2013, Andrew founded Unstuff U®, the world's first completely virtual personal organization training center, offering classes, workshops, and other online resources for businesses and individuals. 

Andrew is a member of the Experts Collective and serves on the faculty of the New York Open Center in New York City. He speaks frequently on the intersection of spirituality and organization at places including Omega Institute, San Francisco Zen Center, Tassajara, All Saints Church, JCC Manhattan, and the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, among others.

Previously, Andrew was an award-winning playwright, actor, producer, and director and the former Artistic Director of Alice B. Theater (Seattle), DC Arts Center (Washington, DC), and Shuttle Theater Company (New York). He is a contributing author to Yes Is the Answer: (And Other Prog-Rock Tales).

Andrew lives by his motto: More Love, Less Stuff!® 

Find him on the web at andrewmellen.com.

If You Can't Manage Time What Can You Do?

Last blog, I wrote that you can’t manage time. Time management doesn’t work.

What you have access to is your energy and your actions. 

So, what do I mean by that?

I was reading an interesting book over the summer – The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, by Tony Schwartz. In that book, they talk about energy as defined in physics: the capacity to do work.

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Terry Monaghan's picture

Terry is the CEO of Time Triage

With over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, Terry’s unique technology has dramatically increased the productivity of Fortune 100 executives and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Whether it’s a corporate executive or a “solo-preneur,” the outcome of Terry’s methodology will give you an expanded level of freedom and productivity with results you can measure.

Terry’s clients find themselves working on what is most fulfilling and what really matters in moving things forward rather than what they previously thought they “had to do.” The things you hoped to get to someday become the things you work on today.

Terry’s work was recently featured in the New York Times best-seller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte (Sarah Crichton Books, March 11, 2014).

Eliminating overwhelm, giving clients more time to focus and clarity about where to focus, and implementing what it takes to produce results beyond what is predictable are what Terry’s efforts are all about. Her high integrity, no-nonsense, practical approach to business operations has helped build trusted relationships with many high performing professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives.

Finding Your Edge: Perseverance

Perseverance is committing to something, working hard towards achieving it, and not giving up despite any obstacle or setback.

These goals or milestones in life are what give us purpose and meaning and define who we are.

There is absolutely nothing like the feeling you have when you accomplish a goal that you’ve been working toward for a long time.

What did it take to get there? How many steps were involved? How many tasks did you complete? What kind of obstacles did you go around? What setbacks did you have? How long did it take?

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Johnny Nasello's picture

Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Are You Threatened by the Success of Others?

Success Mike

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Mike Robbins's picture

Former Kansas City Royals player Mike Robbins is the author of two books, Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, which have been translated into twelve different languages. Mike is also a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul, Creating a Marriage You’ll Love, and Thirty Things to Do When You Turn Thirty. 

As a motivational speaker, he has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to reach new levels of awareness and productivity. His clients include: Google, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, Twitter, the U.S. Department of Labor, Gap, Stanford University, Chevron, Yahoo, and the San Francisco Giants. He has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, in Forbes, The Washington Post and many other publications. He is a regular contributor to Oprah.com and the Huffington Post.

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And as you stand there On time and Appropriately clad for the event With a high-fiber bar in your bag And extra pens Let us take this moment to applaud you. You, the prepared. You, the... read more
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stressed man with hands on face
11/08/2015
Last blog, I wrote that you can’t manage time. Time management doesn’t work. What you have access to is your energy and your actions.  So, what do I mean by that? I was reading an... read more
young female runner crossing finish line
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Perseverance is committing to something, working hard towards achieving it, and not giving up despite any obstacle or setback. These goals or milestones in life are what give us purpose and... read more

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Exaggerated painting of stressed out man holding his head
10/25/2018
We've all been there; the final exam in the morning that could make or break your future, the endless "To-Do" list that never seems to get shorter, or maybe things just haven't been going so hot for... read more
Person with hands folded together on white table
06/25/2017
Progressive Living There is no doubt that we live in highly polarizing political and economic times in the United States. We are realizing that the labels of being associated with being a Democrat... read more
paved road bridge going off into horizon over water
06/20/2016
I work with leaders ­ people who have a position of responsibility to other people. I find that they are influenced by one common factor: what they are seeking to accomplish in their life, is also... read more
elderly hands on a map
05/06/2016
When I think of courage, I often think of my mother ­ as she sat patiently attempting to thread her sewing needle in a dimly lit room, ceiling light beckoning for a new and brighter bulb.... read more
woman from back standing in surf, arms outstretched
03/02/2016
And as you stand there Hands clasped in front of you Eyes downcast Concealing the disobedient pounding of your heart It dawns on you: Here we go again. And while you no longer allow... read more
woman open hands in moody lighting
01/11/2016
And as you stand there On time and Appropriately clad for the event With a high-fiber bar in your bag And extra pens Let us take this moment to applaud you. You, the prepared. You, the... read more
man with dreadlocks holding head in worry
12/21/2015
“There isn’t any situation that isn’t made worse by worry. Worry never solves anything. Worry never prevents anything. Worry never heals anything. Worry serves only one purpose—it makes matters... read more
stressed man with hands on face
11/08/2015
Last blog, I wrote that you can’t manage time. Time management doesn’t work. What you have access to is your energy and your actions.  So, what do I mean by that? I was reading an... read more
young female runner crossing finish line
11/06/2015
Perseverance is committing to something, working hard towards achieving it, and not giving up despite any obstacle or setback. These goals or milestones in life are what give us purpose and... read more

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