The Future of Stress: Use It or Lose It?
May 5, 2021
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
The buzz: Stress has been defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances – or as the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change. In her verywellmind.com article, When Stress Is Actually Good for You, Elizabeth Scott, MS, observes, “We rarely hear people say, ‘I’m really feeling stressed. Isn't that great?’ But if we didn't have some stress in our lives—the ‘good stress’ variety—we'd feel rudderless and unhappy. If we define stress as anything that alters our homeostasis, then good stress, in its many forms, is vital for a healthy life. Bad stress can even turn into good stress, and vice versa.” With ‘good stress’, our pulse quickens, hormones surge…it keeps us feeling excited about life. Adrenaline junkies know that too much good stress can become bad. Acute or ‘bad stress’ comes from quick surprises that need a response. Chronic stress comes from repeated stressors that feel inescapable and can result in negative physical and emotional health effects. Big questions: Is technology a major chronic stressor? Should you avoid all stress? Will talking about stress in the workplace increase employee engagement? If we talk with our children about stress, will we help them cope better as adults? Can we learn balanced responses to stress that will toughen our resilience to whatever life throws at us? We’ll ask Colonel Deb Lewis, Alexey Katko, Marcia Daszko and Doug Krug for their take on The Future of Stress: Use It Or Lose It?
Technology Revolution: The Future of Now
Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Technology in many shapes, forms, and devices is already shaping nearly every aspect of your life. How? On your smart phone and tablet with thousands of apps to enhance your work and daily living. On streaming media that lets you watch TV and movies anytime anywhere. On social media where your voice is instantly amplified to reach the world. Think you’ve seen it all? Not! There’s more to come and you’re part of making it happen – right now. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she speaks with future-focused visionaries on Technology Revolution: The Future of Now, broadcasting live every Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time, on the Business Channel.
Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.