It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Key Traction-Point:

What we BELIEVE about stress means more to our well-being
than that it happens to BE stress.

See the video at TED Talk: How To Make Stress Your Friend. (14 minutes, 29 seconds)

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