What is stress? Why do we have it? Why is it so detrimental to our modern performance today? And most importantly, what do we do about it? I deeply enjoyed this discussion with Beth Pace, LPC, a New Orleans-based therapist, on the evolutionary mechanisms of stress.
Through developing scientific literacy and being less of a stranger to the workings of our own body, humans have immense potential to turn their challenges into opportunities to perform better than they could ever imagine, with a happier mindset along the path.
It is my hope that Beth will be joining us as a regular co-host and contributor. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, feel free to shoot an email and let us know your thoughts.
* As a note after listening, discussing the need for oxygenation, CO2 buildup, lactic acid fermentation, and a host of other cellular processes are involved that lead to cell death without rapid resupply. I use taking out the trash and scrubbing the garbage metaphorically. There is nothing inherently damaging about CO2 until the levels become incredibly high, but there are harmful byproducts that require expulsion in the cell at regular intervals that is aided by an oxygen supply.