A Lesson in Anger Management From a Chicken

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Paul Misciagno

Inevitably, there are things in our lives that bring us stress and we often carry this stress around with us until we explode on someone or something or, maybe worse, we harbor it 'til we get sick. Long term stress can cause degenerative diseases. Stress plays a big role in our overall health and we must come up with ways to overcome it. This is easier said than done.

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The mind is a powerful thing. If the mind is constantly feeling it is under attack due to whatever stresses you, your immune system is being compromised. If someone is threatening to fight you, your adrenalin pumps, and even if the fight never happens your body has gone into protection mode and all the cells in your body were ready for fight or flight. Or if you are constantly worrying about money or love or if your boss is going to fire you, all the cells in your body feel this and take precautionary measures.

If you are constantly under stress, your body is in defense mode and will not be able to protect you from something that could have been avoided if your head was straight. In most cases, we are worrying about what might happen before it even happens.

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