Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Stress Busting

Collage by Lani, texture from FlyPaper Textures.
One of my favorite exchanges over at 14 Secrets was a delightful Angelic exchange.  Participants listed what areas they would like angelic energy type assistance with and their partner sent them as much positive angelic energy, art, and ideas as possible.  My partner wished for assistance with stress at work and at school.  Well now the interesting thing here is the more I look for ideas and create little art pieces for her, the happier I got and the less stress I felt.  Very awesome experience.  You can read about my favorite stress busting ideas on the other blog, AND I found a couple of new ones to share!

The first one is pretty cool, and simple.  It's the research of Stephen W. Porges on the vagus nerve.  Really awesome material available out there in the virtual world.  Here's one little article to whet your apatite:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200706/mind-your-body-higher-road-relaxation

Another source of stress busting material is the research of Shawn Achor and here's a fun, informative, entertaining, stress busting Ted Talk for you.


Have fun and may your stress be busted!

3 comments:

Bill said...

Wow. I just read the article you gave the link to, and it is wonderful information. I have vasovagal attacks. Sometimes they are extreme. It involves the vagus nerve receiving and sending out bad signals. I've had six trips in an ambulance to Emergency, because the attacks were so bad they thought I was having a heart attack. No fun and very scary. The article gave a helpful explanation as to what goes on. One's body definitely shuts down. No one can understand what that feels like until they experience themselves. A big YUCK!

Lani Gerity said...

So it would be great to see when the Vagus is working smoothly and what sorts of things encourage it.

Patti said...

The Ted Talk is priceless - thanks so much for all you share - I appreciate you!