Are You Okay? Managing your stress better ahead of Seattle holiday celebrations

A Bastyr University professor says “stress is not all that bad,” if managed properly.

SEATTLE, Wash — Dr. Brad Lichtenstein of Bastyr University’s School of Naturopathic Medicine says everyone experiences stress and it shouldn’t be viewed as a negative aspect of life.

“Stress is what’s necessary to help us experience life,” Lichtenstein said. “Anything that impacts the system can be a stressor.”

There are many times we can anticipate stress or “triggers,” according to Lichtenstein. 

“We need to learn how to adapt to stress,” Lichtenstein said.

An anticipated trigger could be hosting a a holiday gathering.

Lichtenstein said we

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