Knowing About Stress Can Be So Beneficial!

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

Science Based*

What? Just knowing about stress could be beneficial?!


Because “knowledge is power”!

(Are you a child of the 70s like me? Did School House Rock just flash before your eyes?)

Here’s why. When we know about something we can then make a decision to do something about it.

According to Merriam-Webster stress is, “a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation.”

Stress can either be good stress or bad stress. Good stress is called “eustress”. Bad (or negative) stress is called “distressed”.

Good (eustress→ beneficial) stress examples:

  • Getting married

  • New job

  • New baby

  • New house

  • Vacation

  • Cold shower

Bad (distress→ bad or negative) stress examples:

  • A difficult marriage

  • A job that you dislike

  • Unfulfilled dreams/visions/goals

  • Unmet expectations

Most of us live with the bad or negative type of stress. The danger from this type of stress is when it is chronic or unresolved.

(Day after day. Week after week. Month after month. Going and going and going- you get the idea- right?!).

Chronic or unresolved stress comes in many forms.

A difficult co-worker, traffic jams, living in a challenging marriage, shortage of funds, not enough time in the day, kids, school.

Stuff happens. People can be mean, unfair, and cause conflict. Cars break down. Unexpected expenses can occur.

It is how we handle the negative situations that will determine how our health will be impacted – either positively or negatively.

Some things we can change and some things we must go through. You do not have to change everything all at once. Baby steps.

Small changes over time produce big results.

You may be thinking, "Where do I start taking my life back from stress?!"

I’m glad you asked. Below are a few tips to get started right now.

Beneficial Actions Steps

1) Say 'no' more often. Many times we say yes when we really want to say 'no'. It may be because we're a people pleasure, don't want to other the other person's feelings, or don't want to hear the nagging that might happen when we say no.

2) Discover and go after what you want in life. Have you ever thought, when the kids are older, when I pay off the credit card, when I feel better, when ____ (this or that. You fill in the blank with your 'when'). Putting off our dreams, visions, and goals for our lives creates an stressful environment filled with regret, resentment, and frustration. Just do it.

3) Set personal boundaries. What are your values? What will you allow or not allow- in your life that requires your time and energy? Many of us are boundary-less and allow others to control or manipulate us. If that's you, it's time to discover who you are, what you want, and set (and maintain) personal boundaries that promote health and wholeness.

You get what you tolerate.

WHO AM I (and what can I do for you)

Hi. I’m Missy. I’m a Certified Transformation Coach. A Transformation Coach is a Life, Health, and Wellness Coach all rolled into one package. :)

I studied the science, psychology, and spirituality of what it means and takes to be healthy- mind, body, and soul. I created simple solutions to help you take your life back from stress and its damaging effects.

I suffered the devastating effects of chronic and unresolved stress that left me bedridden, weighing 197lbs (from 140lbs), with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

You can read about my story here. And catch my interview on The 700 Club, and other podcasts about stress -- and trauma.

Let’s Review

How you handle chronic ongoing stress will affect your health either positively or negatively.

Simple stress relieving techniques - done consistently- can help reduce stress' negative impact on your health.

With that in mind, I have a gift for you to help you get started.


I LOVE free! Do you? I have some free resources that I’ll share with you at the end of this blog (and other blogs as well).

Think of this free resource as basic tools you can use to get you on track (or started) on your journey to health and wholeness.

Basic? Is “basic” to ‘basic’ for you?

Well, I find many people KNOW what to do…

… but aren’t doing what they know to do.

OR, may think they are ready for advanced stress relieving and health-promoting techniques but truly haven’t mastered the basics.

I remember speaking to a woman one time over coffee (well she had coffee- I had hot chocolate with almond milk) -- anyway she was asking for my help with her disease management.

She explained she knew the basics of stress “management” but was ready to move on to more advanced techniques.

After talking with her a few more minutes and asking her some thought-provoking questions, she realized that she wasn’t even doing the basics.

Does that sound like you?

If so, I have something simple and easy you can do to get started practicing stress relieving techniques (and/or take your stress management to another level).

Join me for my 7-Day Stress Less SOS Email Course to get started taking your life back from stress.

In this easy course, you'll learn simple strategies that help promote peace, increase energy, and take control over stressors.

And- it's not the normal do yoga, take a walk, eat healthy. All those are good- but sometimes we are n'tMOTIVATED to do those things. We let life get in our way.

Or we've lost hope that anything will ever change.

Does that sound like you? If so, sign up now.

The 7-Day Stress Less SOS email course will help you target your motivation and set do-able goals for building in relaxing, rest, and stress relieving techniques into your daily life.

We also take a deep dive into the FUEL that propels us forward- and that's hope. It's OK if you've lost hope. This course will help you get it back.

Sign up now for the FREE 7-Day Stress Less SOS Email Course. Start today taking your life and health back from stress and its damaging effects.

Click the link above or HERE to get started right now.

Here’s to your health!

🦋 Missy


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7-Day Stress Less SOS Email Course

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The information shared here is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as the sharing of information only. Legal Policies

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*Science Based: I write blogs based on science backed information. I add my experience(s) and education where applicable.

Faith Based: I may also add scriptures and faith-based information as well.

It is my goal to inform and empower you to make health promoting decisions for yourself.

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