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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on a Psychology Today article that chronic stress may damage brain structure and connectivity.  The article is based on a University of California study.  Other than prescription drugs, meditation, exercise, social connectivity, laughter, and listening to your favorite music are recommended as good ways to combat stress.  Dr.

Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article that explains how being assertive can help reduce stress and improve personal communication.

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Our wellness commentator, Dr. Velvete Womack, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article on how forgiving someone who has caused us harm actually helps to reduce our stress. She says writing in a journal about the process of forgiving can bring about new thoughts on the situation.

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Wellness commentator Velvete Womack, proprietor of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on an article suggesting certain types of nutritional supplements for specific symptoms of stress.

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Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says studies show about one-third of college students suffer from depression.  Major ways to fight depression, Dr.

Texas Department of State Health Services

Our wellness commentator, Dr. Velvete Womack, says there are close connections between stress and nutrition.  "The better nourished you are, the better able you are to cope with stress.  It is well know that changes take place in the levels of circulating hormones when stress occurs," says an article discussed in this conversation.  Dr. Womack is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

University of Texas

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on an article, "Ten Stressful Thought Patterns That Contribute to Stress and Anxiety."  She says when we have stressful thoughts, we should find something else that is enjoyable to focus upon.  Dr. Womack is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Medical Centers of Commerce and Quinlan, discusses the causes of stress and depression that may affect college students as the new school year begins.

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Rick Miller with the Center for Applied Leadership discusses a recent segment of "CBS This Morning," based on a Wall Street Journal article about procrastination, in which social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson says that procrastination is caused not by laziness but by stress.  One way to fight procrastination, she says, is to break intimidating tasks down into manageable pieces.