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How to find calm in a year of chaos

How to find calm in a year of chaos

We like to consider this package akin to a free counseling session, and although these articles are not a substitute for one-on-one therapy, we hope it’s a start.

How to reset your stress: 6 strategies from Atlanta experts

When your cortisol rises, here are six self-soothing strategies from the experts to punch it back down in just a few minutes.
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How a rush of cold temps cools my nerves

When I begin to feel particularly blue, I’ll make a beeline for the freezer and pull out an ice pack, hold it in my hand, and I will notice its calming effect. It’s almost as though my brain can’t process both the feeling of cold and the feeling of depression at the same time.
CranioSacral Therapy Atlanta

CranioSacral Therapy promises to help ease stress. Here’s what happened when I tried it.

Using a soft touch no greater than five grams, the therapist places a palm or fingers on certain points on the body, reportedly helping to unlock the flow of energy and release trauma that is stored at a cellular level. Here's what happened when I went to try it at Atlanta CranioSacral Therapy in Buckhead.
ColorATL

ColorATL, a local coloring book, sparks joy for those who need it most

The concept of an adult coloring book might seem trivial to some—a trendy, mindless activity to pass the time. But for those dealing with long-term illness, suffering from addiction, or experiencing emotional turmoil, coloring books can be a powerful healing method.
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At the Break Room, find stress relief in smashing printers

Anger rooms are growing in popularity as a way for people to release tension and feel catharsis without hurting themselves or others.

7 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress and Find Balance Without Leaving Home

Can't get away on a yoga retreat? Rebecca Galla-Jones and Jackie Dominas, instructors at Balance Yoga in Atlanta, say you don't have to leave town to leave your stress behind. Here are some ideas for finding calm and flexibility without ever packing a suitcase.

Report: Georgia ranks No. 2 for stress

The folks at Movoto have released a list of the 10 Most Stressed Out States in America, naming Georgia the nation’s runner-up in overall anxiety. Although it doesn’t require a team of researchers to know that living and working in metro Atlanta is filled with stressors—just try making a left on Ivan Allen Boulevard any weekday afternoon—the dataset shows that Georgians in rural areas and smaller cities face their share of challenges, too.

How stressed are we?

While Hawaii residents are least likely to say they feel stressed on any given day and West Virginians are most likely to be stressed, Georgians are about right in the middle.

How to relieve stress

Anyone who drives during rush hour in metro Atlanta knows why stress is a problem here. Our 30.8-minute average commute is the fourth-worst in the nation, according to the U.S. Census.

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