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Six Ways to Think Cool Thoughts

The world as we know it is in a major uproar. From our economics to our politics, opinions are heated and the record breaking hot temperatures are certainly adding to the pressure. As we've seen recently, when people shout and argue while refusing to listen to others opinions, little good is accomplished. It's easy to get caught up in the emotional fray occurring around us and the overload of negative information can stress the spirits of the most optimistic person.

According to the American Psychological Association's (APA) chief executive officer and executive vice president Norman Anderson, PhD, "America is at a critical crossroads when it comes to stress and our health." The APA's 2010 Stress in America report shows great concern regarding the long-term impact that chronic stress can have on our physical and emotional health and the health of our families.

If you're feeling overwhelmed and stressed out like so many are today, it may be time to take a break, regroup and think cool thoughts in order to regain your composure and perspective.

Find out about my six tips to keep your cool at AOL/Huffington Post’s Healthy Living.

Thanks as usual to Gina Misiroglu of Red Room for putting me in touch with the AOL/HuffPost people. It’s just one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.