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- Stress is the leading cause of death in America; yet it never appears on a death certificate.

- It is responsible for 90% of all doctors' visits.

- A new study found that stress associated with caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or dementia alters the body's chemistry and it is directly linked to increased heart disease, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

- The National Institute of Mental Health reports that people who live in a high state of anxiety are 4.5 times more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke. - A poll released in Cosmopolitan magazine found that stress is an epidemic among women ages 18-29. 66% of the women polled said they feel a "considerable to moderate" amount of stress daily.

- A Harvard Medical School study of 1623 heart attack survivors found that when subjects got angry during emotional conflicts, their risks of subsequent heart attacks was more than double that of those who remained calm.

- A 20-year study of over 1700 older men conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that worry about social condition, health, and personal finances all significantly increased the risk of coronary heart disease.

Managing your stress and accessing your heart's intelligence can lead to the following benefits:
- Increased mental clarity
- Enhanced problem-solving abilities
- Optimal Performance
- Improved Memory
- Increased Comprehension/ Better Listening Skills
- Increased longevity
- Improved focus and attention
- Improved cognitive performance and decision-making
- Increased calmness and well-being
- Increased emotional stability
- Increased access to intuition
- Reduced blood pressure in hypertension
- Improved job performance and achievement
- Reduced levels of cortisol, the stress hormone which impairs ability to learn, kills brain cells, and accelerates the aging process
- Increased levels of DHEA, the anti-aging hormone which supports success, achievement, and the ability to endure and persevere
- Boost to the immune system

Contact us at (919) 362-7133 or email to find out how to manage the stress in your life.