Stressed out? Breathe out

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance You’re watching the phone, waiting to hear if you got that job. You’re sitting in the audience as your daughter starts her first piano recital. You’re waiting for the daily email from your deployed spouse. You’re walking through the mall, still trying to get used to crowds after […]

A view from under the pew: stressed out wednesday

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. stressed-out wednesday boss who ordered lastwednesday question mark before i got up i was alreadybehind

Shopping stress alters moods

By: Anita Doberman: Columnist Before Christmas, I undergo a Jekyll/Hyde transformation, most noticeably when I buy presents. I call it my Christmas dichotomy. There is the happy Christmas self and my alter ego, the stressed out shopper. When I am cheerful, nothing alters my mood. Putting up the Christmas tree and decorating it with my […]

Added stress teaches responsibility

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Local Columnist Too blessed to be stressed. That’s a saying I’ve been seeing a lot lately. But I like it better the other way around: “Blessed to be stressed.” Why? Because as I heard a radio commentator say we’re blessed to be stressed because that means God has entrusted us with […]