If we are mindful of our mindsets about stress -- and of the potential power of such mindsets -- it may be possible to learn how to stress better.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI often don't feel well due to stress hormones, which act up partly because I have Type 1 diabetes. But I try to feel grateful when that happens.
Without ignoring the fact that there can indeed be an upside to stress, we need to continue addressing these very real health problems caused by exposure to stress that the rest of the world is facing every day.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWho wants to feel their bodies gearing up to "fight or flight" where the heart races, blood pressure spikes, breathing becomes shallow and irregular, face flushes, and hands become clammy?
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgShe was the only woman at her firm, and was well respected by her colleagues, but still she was unhappy.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgStressful events can bring out the best in us, lift us to levels we never thought possible. We can rise to the occasion. But, it's not quite that simple, is it?
kelly mcgonigalPsychologist Kelly McGonigal shares new research showing that it's our thinking about stress, rather than stress itself, that affects our health.