Events Tagged Stress
  • Apr 17, 2014 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Li Ka Shing Center For Learning (LKSC), Palo Alto, CA

In this lecture, Dr. Firdaus Dhabhar will discuss his research associated with compassion.  This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience. Registration is required for access to seating before the event starts. The talk will be recorded and posted to CCARE’s YouTube Channel and website several weeks after the event. Firdaus Dhabhar is a neuro-immunologist (more…)

Blog Posts Tagged Stress
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Compassion: Our First Instinct

Written By Dr. Emma Seppala

Decades of clinical research has focused and shed light on the psychology of human suffering. That suffering, as unpleasant as it is, often also has a bright side to which research has paid less attention: compassion. Human suffering is often accompanied by beautiful acts of compassion by others wishing to help relieve it. What led 26.5 percent of Americans to …

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The Best Kept Secret to Longevity: Love

Written By Dr. Emma Seppala

Look younger! Feel more vibrant! Boost your stamina! Live Longer! Those are the promises made to us by marketing gurus about countless products from facial creams to dietary supplements, from the latest diet trend to the newest fitness fad. Psychological research, however, points us to a far greater (and less expensive!) secret to longevity. It is one that is often overlooked in our efforts …

How the Stress of Disaster Brings People Together

Written By Dr. Emma Seppala

Ever feel that stress makes you more cranky, hot-headed or irritable? For men in particular, we think of stress as generating testosterone-fueled aggression – thus instances of road rage, or the need to “blow off steam” after work with a trip to the gym or a bar. On the other hand, in circumstances of extreme stress such as during natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, …

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We generally think of stress as a big, bad, disease-causing, killer. Yet mother nature didn’t give us the stress response to kill us. She gave us the stress response to help us stay alive! For example, without this fight-or-flight response, a lion has no chance of catching its meal, and a gazelle has no chance of escape. All animals, including …