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A book for coping with stress?

Recommendations for a book on coping / handling stress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Post-Robbery Anxiety

Robbed on the street in daylight - didn't get hurt, didn't lose much, but I'm worried about the anxiety and stress of the aftermath. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2009 - 19 answers

How Do I Stop Burning Up?

CrisisFilter: when I'm in a meeting and there's a question that everyone looks at me to answer, I burn up - I feel my face redden, my ears start to glow and my back heats up and starts to sweat. Why is this a crisis? I've just been made Training Manager. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I comfort myself instead of leaning on my stressed-out boyfriend?

Help! My boyfriend/roommate has less time for me than he used to, and now I feel like I'm sabotaging my relationship with insecurity and anxiety. Help me deal with this without being crazy and treating my already-stressed boyfriend badly. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2009 - 18 answers

JobStress-Filter

Is my job destroying my mind? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Mar 29, 2009 - 16 answers

Recently Unemployed. What to do?

Recently Unemployed. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2009 - 7 answers

I know I should be able to do this, but I constantly feel like I can't

How can I get through this job stress without driving myself insane? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2009 - 10 answers

I feel like I've been hit by a Mac truck.

Coming-of-age Filter: My world is coming crashing down. Is this a sign? Should I just soldier on? How? Trying to be a rock-em sock-em robot and get back on the horse. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by big open mouth on Mar 11, 2009 - 37 answers

Why am I so grumpy today?!

Why is everything pissing me off today? Well, almost, everything! [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Mar 3, 2009 - 26 answers

I can't relax fast enough

What is your best technique for calming down quickly? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Feb 10, 2009 - 47 answers

OK, you've got my life, but I won't get fat, damnit!

I need some suggestions for nutritious foods to eat while I'm trapped in crunch mode at work. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Feb 9, 2009 - 28 answers

Where is my mojo?

I lost my mojo, how can I get it back? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Feb 9, 2009 - 17 answers

How can I stop freaking out about my deployed boyfriend?

My boyfriend is deployed, which is stressful. What are good ways to deal with this stress? And what, if anything, can I do to be a better, more supportive girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Feb 2, 2009 - 15 answers

Not hungry, but still need to eat.

What do you eat when, for emotional reasons, you can't eat? [more inside]
posted by crickets on Jan 25, 2009 - 34 answers

I am tired. Help .

Fatiguefilter: I am tired. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2009 - 14 answers

Relaxation tapes?

I need to introduce some sort of anxiety/stress relief system into my life and relaxation tapes have been suggested. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Jan 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Why am I having pressure in part of my face?

Why do I have a constant feeling of pressure on one part of my face? For months or even a year I have felt an almost constant feeling of pressure on the left side of my face around my cheek. It's sort of like I'm always squinting just a little bit and I can't stop doing it, like the muscle won't un-clench or something. [more inside]
posted by Post-it Goat on Jan 7, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I stop freaking out about urination?

How do I deal with urine-related anxiety? It's intruding more and more in my life and I don't know what I can do to fix it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2008 - 26 answers

Bad timing. Chance of getting back together with my first love?

Sigh* here goes fellow MeFi(ers). It's time for another backstory, thank you in advance for your patience. You guys are the best. So my girlfriend of a little over 2 years just broke up with me. The first year we were in college together, the second year I graduated and she was still in school. We were long distance for about 200miles. Surprisingly, that long distance worked because we got to see each other almost every other weekend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2008 - 11 answers

How to deal with the IT Skinner box?

I'm starting to have trouble with stress from being perennially "on call" in my IT position. I need some advice on how to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2008 - 32 answers

Help me get my groove back

I’ve not been dealing well with stress at work recently, and I am now taking some time off to try and recover. What sort of things can I do to get my groove back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2008 - 13 answers

Is my vegan diet causing memory and focus problems?

My diet is almost totally vegan. I can no longer think straight and my memory is getting worse all the time. I'm struggling to regain mental clarity and control. I'm not willing to give up veganism. But I need solutions. [more inside]
posted by davathar on Nov 23, 2008 - 63 answers

Moving + cats + leaving town how-to help needed!

Advice for moving to a new place, 1 hr. from the old place, with 2 cats, and leaving town 4 days later for Thanksgiving holiday. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Nov 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Feeling overwhelmed by new house

My husband and I just bought our first house and moved in a couple of days ago. I am feeling completely overwhelmed and I am crying every night, just thinking about all the things we have to do now that we never had to do before (mowing lawn, cleaning gutters, etc., etc.). I am also shocked at all the money we are having to spend, and it kills me to see our savings dwindle. Is all this normal? Can I expect these feelings to pass? I just can't help thinking that we are not ready for a house, and that this was all a terrible, costly mistake. Has anyone else felt this way and gotten over it?
posted by feathermeat on Nov 3, 2008 - 49 answers

Stress-related acne problem

Dermatology question. Whenever I get stressed, I get zits breaking out on my face and on my head. Is this normal? I'm a 33 year old male, so it's not teenager acne. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2008 - 15 answers

When Suggestions about Race Relations Goes Wrong

What is wrong with suggesting that African-American children do not benefit from their parents telling them about the infamous "3 strikes against them as a Black person?" [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Oct 13, 2008 - 37 answers

Ph.D. in Stressology

How can a Ph.D. student be less stressed and more enthusiastic? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Oct 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Paralyzed With Resentment

How can I stop thinking about my father's bigotry, hatred, and intolerance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2008 - 42 answers

Goldilocks: THIS breast is too lumpy... THIS breast is too pebbly...

How worried should I be? (You are not my doctor.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 - 14 answers

What can cause very rapid thinning and receding hair other than genetics? Is this unusual for my age?

Did your balding/receding kick into high gear at some point after a lifetime of very very slow loss? Is this unusual? Is something other than genetics causing this rapid loss? [more inside]
posted by Askr on Sep 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Grad School Career Realignment?

I'm starting my second year of a Ph.D program and I'm stressed and upset. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Not lazy just scared to work full time

I'm scared of having to work for a living. I'm terrified I'll feel hollow and depressed and unfulfilled. Is this normal and part of growing up and entering the real world? [more inside]
posted by rainygrl716 on Aug 31, 2008 - 22 answers

How do I get through a terrible vacation without a meltdown?

How do I de-stress during and after an awful, expensive vacation? I am in the midst of a disappointing, stressful vacation and will be returning in a couple of days to my stressful, low-paying job. The breaking point is near. Help it to not happen. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2008 - 33 answers

How can I transition from a programming career to a more laid-back, independent lifestyle?

I want to quit the corporate world, grow a head full of dreadlocks, make a living selling handmade beads, and just kind of...hang out, y'know? How do I do that? [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on Aug 9, 2008 - 24 answers

How to keep the vomit in our cat and off our floor.

My roommate's adorable but extremely neurotic and emotionally needy cat has begun to upset herself to the point of vomitting sometimes when my roommate has to lock her out of her room. For the love of god, please help us. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Aug 6, 2008 - 27 answers

Guess my shin-jury!

What does a stress fracture feel like? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Jun 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Hi Mom.. I'd really prefer not to talk to you.

How do I handle interactions with a parent in the present, when I still haven't been able to let go of anger from the past? It's my mother.. simply calling me every now and then to ask how I am doing, and yet when she comes up on my caller ID I usually have overwhelming feelings of dread, anger, and then guilt if I don't pick up the phone. [more inside]
posted by citron on May 24, 2008 - 28 answers

De-stressing/Re-Focusing

Help me de-stress and refocus my moods. [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on May 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Is brainfog from age or something else?

Is it the fog from getting older, or is it something else? As I've gone through the years (late 30s), I can clearly feel myself getting less brainy... by that, I mean that I'm not putting together things as quickly as I once did. I'm also less creative, and overall, I feel less verbose and articulate. I've had some really stressful years, both workwise and otherwise. I don't *think* I'm depressed or overly anxious (in our 30s, we all have a bit of the anxiety, right?). So, is this normal? Do others have the same "brain fog?" If you do, shout it out. If you did, and you fixed it, I'd love to hear your secrets.
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2008 - 36 answers

How to survive my internal candidacy with grace and poise?

How can I deal with the stress and pressure of being an internal candidate for my own job? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Apr 9, 2008 - 11 answers

Find me a relaxing getaway, QUICK!

Stressed out. Haven't been on vacation for over a year. Need to get outta this town. Where can I bask in the sun on a budget without getting trapped on a resort? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Apr 3, 2008 - 4 answers

I need to get away for the last week of Feb. but can't plan. Help!

Best place to go for an emergency de-stressing vacation for the last week of February? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Feb 9, 2008 - 16 answers

what small present can I send a bunch of very overworked guys?

what small present can I send a bunch of very overworked guys? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Feb 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Commitment Issues

I can't commit to anything. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2008 - 23 answers

Stressed, only one week into term.

I burst into tears in front of a professor today. I need to learn how to relax. Please help. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jan 14, 2008 - 27 answers

To shoot the messenger, press 1

I'm not cut out for call center work, but I'm stuck in one for seven more weeks. How do I deal with the many angry callers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2008 - 35 answers

It's inappropriate for you to do that

UKEmploymentfilter: What was the point of the meeting my boss had with me today? [more inside]
posted by happyturtle on Dec 20, 2007 - 15 answers

coping calmly with change thru catharsis

About to go through a big life change, and I want to get through it the best I can. [more inside]
posted by lucyleaf on Dec 18, 2007 - 13 answers

How can I help my boyfriend de-stress?

What can I do for my boyfriend when he's going through a rough patch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 16 answers

Finals Mood Booster?

My friend is in the midst of final examinations and she's stressed out and frustrated with the material. What can I do to encourage her and/or cheer her up?
posted by mwang1028 on Dec 11, 2007 - 10 answers

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