The Right Amount of Stress

The right amount of stress in any given situation is called eustress and an overwhelming amount of is called distress. It is possible to generate eustress in situations where we put ourselves out, stretch our limits, and reach out of our comfort zone. On the other hand, distress can be very harmful to our immune […]

Kelly McGonigal Says Stress is Good for You!

Kelly McGonigal says stress is good for you! She is not the only one. When Laura Silva talks about stress in the Silva Life System, she calls this kind of good stress, eustress. Imagine that you work for an organization with hundreds of employees and you’re about to give a presentation to the entire group. […]

Why Stress is Good for You

As you well know if you have been following Meditation Practices for a while, I am a big fan of Kelly McGonigal and her wonderful work at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. Her new book, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to […]