Stress is like being overloaded and then forced to carry-on as if everything were ok! IT IS NOT OK!!!! Stress, we all have it. According to Dorland’s Medical Dictionary, the definition of stress is: a forcibly exerted influence; pressure; or the sum of the biological reactions to any adverse stimulus: physical, mental or emotional. It can occur internally or externally. It disturbs the organism’s homeostasis (or state of balance and wellbeing). Stress is also the stimuli that produces these reactions.
Stress is usually something we instinctually move away from not towards. In today’s society with it’s technical demands, we are in a constant state of stress. Stress comes from many places: traffic, relationships, work, and even home. It seems to be ever increasing and all around in the form of car emissions, production plants, cell towers, and electrical screens. Internally our bodies are polluted with toxins from food modifications, poor nutrition, and metabolic imbalances that lead to disease. I could go into great detail on this but I am sure we can each identify with the fact that the internal and external stressors have risen exponentially in the past 25 years.