Stress Busters: The Stress Cycle
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Here's a scene that you may be able to relate to (substitute your spouse, your elderly neighbor, or your precious Siamese cat):
It's Monday morning, and you have just enough time to drop your daughter at school and get to work in time for an important meeting. Just as you're both ready to leave the house, she complains of a tummy ache. She does look a bit flushed, so you stop and take her temperature. She has a fever, and you know you can't send her to school. Your mind races: "Should I stay home with her? Can I get a sitter? If not, what do I do about work?"
You have suddenly become a victim of forces beyond your control, pulling you in two directions at once and creating a one-way ticket to stress that wreaks havoc on body and mind.
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