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I had a reoccurring nightmare again last night. Although it was a different dream, it held the same anxious theme. This time instead of failing a test or a class, I was failing a job. It happens too often to mention. Instead of the whimsical, carefree dreams of my youth, I find myself working hard and stressing out even while sleeping.

Weeks ago I attended Wanderlust, a yoga retreat happening in Hawaii. One of the teachers was surfing legend Gerry Lopez. He said we’re in fight and flight mode even while sleeping. Stress used to be a response to traumatic occurrences. Now we’re stressed out on a daily basis. Being able to relax has become a gigantic hurdle.

I think it’s why stress is always a popular topic. We might grapple with different issues. Your biggest problem might be your kids. Her number one difficulty is friendships. He struggles with his family. But stress? It’s something we all can relate to.

To end our week, you’ll learn how to cope with stress more effectively and learn what personality disorder(s) or family relationships may be responsible for the stress you’re currently experiencing.

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10 Tips to Manage Stress More Effectively
(Parenting Tips) – Stress affects the very young and old. And it can affect us in several ways, taking a toll on our body, mind, emotions and spirit. Since stress is inevitable, the key is to combat it by building up your resilience. This comprehensive post approaches stress holistically identifying specific ways you can deal with it more effectively.

Narcissistic And Borderline Attraction
(Therapy Soup) – Why do people with borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder often pair together? What accounts for the underlying attraction and can it be beneficial for those involved? A clinical psychologist discusses possible answers for the BPD and NPD relationship.

Is My Loved One a Narcissist?
(Bonding Time) – Run into any narcissists lately? Here are the tell-tale signs.

The Dirty Little Secret About Parenting Experts
(Mindful Parenting) – If you’re a parent, you know there’s no easy answers when it comes to parenting. Even this parenting expert admits, no one has it all figured out. Read it and you may just take yourself and your parenting skills, a little less seriously.

Family Dynamics: Sibling Rivalry
(Anger Management) – Always wonder why you and a sibling are complete opposites? This post takes a look at how family dynamics can shape a person’s personality.



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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 27 Mar 2014
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APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2014). Best of Our Blogs: March 28, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 22, 2014, from


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