We can all experience stress, such as chronic fatigue, body pain and auto immune diseases. This can lead to depression, insomnia, addictions and anxiety. This issue has spread 10x as much as it was a generation ago due to our nervous systems not being able to deal with the stressors of the 21st century. Work, finances and social life all add to the stress in our lives and for some people extreme stress has just become a way of life. Anxiety and depression has somewhat been normalised and sometimes not seen as a problem, but it is. Hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol are raised under stress to prepare the body for action. Muscles tighten, senses are sharper, heart beat raises and our blood pressure rises. If our fight or flight response is stuck on all the time it affects the way we feel and think. The good news is as humans we have the ability to re wire our brains to deal with problems, mindfulness can heal this damage. Most of our stress is built upon things that are out of our control and we have the idea that if we just fix each problem that comes along we will be ok, but unfortunately there are always going to be problems so it’s not how you fix each separate issue but how you train your brain to be able to receive and handle each problem that comes along. Bottom line is, don’t focus on fixing each problem that comes along. Focus on how you can better handle problems. Then, stress will become more manageable.