Weekend Warriors: Relationships, Routines and Relaxation

fastactingreliefResearch has concluded that our brain’s response to stress can actually shrink the brain.

“I don’t want to add to people’s stress by sharing all this and making anyone feel this is all doom and gloom,” said Steven Wengel, M.D., psychiatrist and chair, University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. “The good news is we can do something about it.”

Dr. Wengel says it all begins with the Three Rs: Relationships, Routines and Relaxation.

“Relationships are about having a healthy balance between work and home,” said Dr. Wengel, but also about cultivating relationships at work. Routines also are important, even though Dr. Wengel says sometimes people equate routines with being in a rut. read more

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