Ep. 20: Stress Without Distress

FINALS ARE STRESSFUL! Jobs, life, family, volunteer, health issues, etc. — it can all cause stress. We are here to talk about stress and give you a little bit of zen in your day, especially because “podcasts are the new Xanax.”

Episode notes:

  • It’s finals period! Are you stressed?
  • Smiling
  • Yoga
  • Amy Cuddy
  • The benefits of stress
  • Impacts of stress: self-destruction or motivation?
  • Inside-out
  • Is stress perception?
  • Natural response vs. self-control
  • Fight or flight
  • Stress vs. worry
  • Commercial: InAudible
  • The ups and downs vs. chronic stress
  • History and perspective
  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: Midwife’s Tale and “well-behaved women seldom make history”
  • Recording history in an era of digital innovation
  • History written by artificial intelligence
  • Experiencing history through VR
  • Data privacy and record-keeping
  • Journal-writing: who is your journal for?
  • Can feeling and experience be recorded and passed on?
  • The Giver
  • Stress is human and normal

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