A guest post written by Ingrid Peschke, media and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Massachusetts. She writes regularly about the relationship between consciousness, spirituality, and health. Her blog is Changing Tides of Health.
Stress. It’s the current catch-all culprit pinned to so many negative health conditions. Can’t you just see it smirking in the corner of the room with a slightly guilty, yet secretly pleased expression?
The good news is there’s a way to turn that smirk into a smile on your face. For starters, new research shows it’s not the stress level you experience that affects your health, but rather how you think about the stress that is ultimately beneficial or harmful.
Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal is now urging people to see stress as a positive. In a recent TED talk she said, “For years I’ve been telling people ‘Stress makes you sick!’ But I’ve changed my mind . . . ”
Read more at Peschke’s blog