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Our nation is in transition and this is stressful. By definition the concept of stress relates to the perception of responsibilities, demands on your everyday life, your resources and your abilities.  It’s not just our immediate environment, which includes things like our job, family, and our community influencing our experience of stress. The passage of time can be stressful, as can the broader system of the culture or demographic area we live within. Stress occurs when we perceive things happening we do not want; when our comfort zone is threatened. And for many of Americans, there are many uncertainties threatening how one will survive, live, and thrive.

I’m often asked by clients how to handle some of this. And my response is the same: It depends. The...

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