Stress can be good for you.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about how resilient my 90-year-old mom is.

After thinking about the way my mom handles stressful situations, I decided I wanted to be more like her and not let things stress me out.

Soon after, I happened to listen to a TED talk by Dr. Kelly McGonigal entitled “How to make stress your friend.” The title definitely got my attention.

Just in case you’re not familiar, TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, focusing on Technology, Entertainment, and Design. They offer TED Talks, TED Conferences, TED Events and more.

TED Talks are always less than 18 minutes. And, as of November 13, 2012, more than 1,500 TED Talk videos have been viewed over 1 billion times worldwide!  These bite-size talks are regarded globally.

So, back to making stress your friend…I invite you to listen to this 14-minute talk about how your attitude about stress can make all the difference in the world.

The factual research Dr. McGonigal refers to in her talk has really changed my attitude about my daily stress. Whether it is about my kids, work, family, the world, or just life, my attitude can help me be calmer and maintain my healthy lifestyle.

What are you going to do to make stress your friend? Share with me or tweet at me: @karen_kiwi.

Karen

P.S.  I wrote about TED Talks last year and have passed this particular one along to many friends with health issues.  It’s about how a physician eliminated all the effects of her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) simply by changing her diet.

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