Not all stress is bad as Dr. H explains in this mini episode. It's important to preserve the patterns of good stress in your life (like exercising or rehearsing for a play) and minimize the parts that promote bad (toxic) stress.
Toxic stress might give you a headache, make you feel sick to your stomach or cause memory issues. The solution to these issues isn't to take an aspirin or other pill to alleviate the symptoms and forget about them. The solution is to address the root cause of the toxic stress, whether it's a relationship, job or other aspect of your life.
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