Susan Smith Jones

More Joy, Less Stress in Eight Easy Steps

More Joy, Less Stress in Eight Easy Steps

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2009 issue of Unity Magazine®.

Reducing stress is important, we’ve all heard it. Stress not only impacts your happiness, but your health. The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that two-thirds of all doctor visits are due to stress-related ailments. It’s also believed that 80 to 90 percent of all diseases are stress-related. And if you’re female, stress may be even more damaging to your health. Study after study has found that women suffer from both stress and depression more often than men.