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Dear Stress Relief Seeker,
Welcome to The Know Stress Zone! We’re glad you’re here.
How Do We Differ From Other Stress and Anxiety Websites?
The Know Stress Zone differs from many other stress management websites because it provides a dual perspective and holistic approach. Melissa Stefanski offers her expertise as a professionally trained mental health counselor and certified hypnotherapist. Ted Stefanski provides insight based on his personal struggles with anxiety and panic attacks.
Stress Relief - Where Are You?
We're on a daily treasure hunt for techniques to achieve peace of mind. We know stress and its friend, anxiety, and we don't like either one of them! If you're anything like us, you've spent a lot of time despising those dreaded "stressed out" feelings. You know the ones: Swimming thoughts that can do laps around any Olympian, the butterfly collection in your stomach, tidal waves of heart palpitations, Niagara Sweat Falls, etc. The list goes on and on.
We've also spent a lot of time trying to make these feelings go away. We've done a lot of wishing and hoping to no longer be stressed but, to be self-assured and at ease with whatever comes my way. Oh, to be as cool as a cucumber! Thus far, no one has figured out how to make stress vanish.
So, let's stop wasting any more time on trying to banish stress. Unless you live in a bubble somewhere - and even bubbles burst - there will always be stress. Instead, decide to take on a new approach to stress. Rather than trying to make stress go away, try to understand it - kind of like keeping your friends close and your enemies closer. Okay, maybe "enemy" is too strong a word to describe stress. Maybe "frienemy" is more accurate. At any rate, dealing with stress is like hitting a patch of ice on the road. Your knee-jerk reaction may be to swerve to avoid the ice only to spin out of control. A better approach is to face the ice with fortitude and glide over it.
What kind of stress relief will you find here?
The Know Stress Zone offers a comprehensive guide to manage stress. Visitors will learn effective ways to relieve stress such as diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, mindfulness, autogenic training and professional hypnotherapy. There is also a children’s story section dedicated to relieving stress in children.
Let's Deal With It!
Please join us in the Know Stress Zone as we explore different ways of breaking down stress and really managing it so it doesn't break you down! As people who know stress, we're always searching for new ways to deal with it, not just put up with it. Please visit often as we frequently add new information as we get hold of it. Let's get some stress relief today and take back control! A good offense is the best defense!
The development of this website has been a labor of love, with the intention of helping anyone struggling with stress and its related issues. We are excited to help as many people as we can in search of stress relief and look forward to adding more content as we evolve.
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We wish you peace on your journey.
Melissa and Ted Stefanski
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by Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.