Your Stress Stories, Tips, and Questions


This page contains a list of stress stories, tips, and questions submitted by visitors just like you. I've also included links to all of the different categories that I am currently taking submissions on, so don't be afraid to jump in and share your story!

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Ask The Expert Submissions:


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Submissions for Happiness is Pets! (Including Pictures)

    Pet Your Dog, Stress is Gone - My dogs keep me sane. I've been working 7 days a week for about 3 weeks now in a retail job...

    Exercise and Relaxation - I am a happy whippet owner and over the years with my dogs I learned from them to exercise and relax...

    Happiness is a Rottweiler - For me puppy love comes in the shape of a big black and tan body, dark brown eyes and a lolling tongue...

    Pure joy with a wagging tail - When I have a bad day, just about the best stress-reducer I have found is being around my pets...

    Gunner: Love is Rescuing a Pitbull - The handsome boy pictured here is Gunner. He is my 2 1/2 year old male Pitbull. Before he came into our home...

    Kitty: Our first baby - The beautiful girl above is our lovely Kitty (not the most creative name but it was the only name that seemed to fit her)...

    My Pet's my Medicine - I have a 4 year old toy poodle named Scarlett and I just recently got a new puppy. Her name is Ruby...

    The Boys my Personal Stress Busters - My dogs are what keep me going. I have been off sick and unable to work, often unable to do much...

    Doggie Heaven at Pittwater, Sydney - There is nothing quite like a visit to Rowlands Reserve Dog park at Pittwater for reducing the stress levels...

    Sheba - from stray cat to family pet - About 14 years ago a half-grown black cat showed up at our house, thin and hungry - we couldn't figure out where she came from as we live in a rural area ...

    I am cuckoo for Cocoa Puff - After losing my black lab of 14 years I didn't think I could let another dog into my heart. I was surfing through a lab rescue site when...


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Bad Boss Story Submissions:

    My 'worst boss' is... me - Seriously. I have great, caring supervisors. I just feel I have to do it all myself, and feel guilty when I say no...

    My Boss Sold Out - As a counselor, I see both sides of every issue, so I can see how my boss (I'll call him Spock because he is all about the business and doesn't care about employees' feelings)...

    My Crazy Boss... part deux! - It's hard to believe that I wound up working for a woman who's twice as bad as the boss before her, but it's true. So, that will make a total of 9 years...

    I Think I'm Being Sabotaged - I have worked at the same company for 10 years. Throughout this time I had the same boss for 6 of those years. She was wonderful...

    Paranoid Career Killer - Not too long ago, I encountered the scariest kind of boss. The kind that has too much power in the community...

    Done with Being Abused - I work for the world's most unethical boss, and am in the process of lining up a better job. This guy is a class-A...

    Bad Boss - I work in a hospital. If we make a mistake, she displays our names and what we did real big on the wall...

    It's the Little Things - Our boss nitpicks and focuses on the small stuff and never addresses major problems in the office...

    Unexpected - I work in the veterinary field. I love my job so much but my boss, who is the veterinarian and owner of the clinic...

    Unexpected Part 2 - I went into work this morning and toward the end of the day I made a mistake on a client chart...

    Angry - I just got let go from my job. The boss was a real **expletive removed** and let me go because I "bothered" her too much.

    worst bad boss I have seen ever - My name is Jon and I worked with a financial company and its ok to work there and but my boss is good. But this company has one person who...

    Two Faced... - I had a supervisor at one point who was a great guy. Always willing to listen, supportive, and willing to hear venting, feedback and suggestions...

    Threw Me Under the Bus - When I graduated from college, I landed my first job at a bank. I was pumped! Eager and ready to learn...

    So Bad, There Should Be An Award - My boss is a tough guy to get to know. He never smiles much, always looks like he's going to kill or start screaming at someone...

    My Boss is an awful bully and human being - My boss is an awful human being. He only cares about himself, not his employees who make the money for him. For the...


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Hypnosis Story Submissions:


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Submissions for Stress Symptoms:

    The Physical Effects of Stress and Tension - Where to begin? Actually, I can almost pin-point it. Eight years ago I began to develop a reflux to certain "fatty" foods...

    I Can't Sleep - When I'm stressed out, I have a hard time falling asleep. As soon as I lay down, my mind goes into over drive...

    Head Tight and Swimming - When I get stressed my head starts to feel tight and swimmy especially at the back of my neck...

    Sick and Tired with Conversion Disorder - So to answer the question, yes I have had many unusual stress symptoms due to the fact that I have a very rare disorder known as a conversion disorder...


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Submissions from Stressed Out Parents:

    My Secret on How to Manage Stress - Working away, transporting kids, fixing meals, family commitments. Sometimes I find myself running in so many different directions that I forget where I am going...

    Choose Fun Over Stress - There is no doubt about it, Parenting is a pretty major job. And when parents are working, managing a household...

    EFT for insomnia - As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! I'm not a sleeper. Neither is my son. I used to joke that the longest stretch my son ever slept ...


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Time Management Tips:


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Recipe for Happiness:


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Essential Oil Recipes:

    Feeling Tired - I've been over-working myself and feeling very tired. So I used the guide to create a blend for my tea light diffuser...


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Share Your Passion:


Click here to answer the question, "If you could do anything for a living, what would it be?"



New Years Resolutions

    Gift Buying - My New Years Resolution is to be better at purchasing birthday & Christmas presents throughout the year...

    Quit Smoking - My new years resolution was to quit smoking. I didn't really tell anyone about it...


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Exercise Tips:

    Walking and Well... - I have only just found out the truth in exercise being a stress reducer...


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Surviving the Recession:

    Grow Your Own Vegies - I'm a gardener from way back, and growing my own organic vegies is something I have done no matter where I lived or what my financial situation...

    Hard Times Breed Creativity - We are struggling. My family is struggling. Thankfully we rent an apartment and don't own a home because I'm sure that if we did...

    I Am Learning to Laugh at Myself - Eight months ago I lost my job as a financial executive, and is has been a difficult time for me and my family...


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Tips for Overcoming Writers Block:

    Brainstorming - I always use brainstorming to kick start me if I am stuck. Brainstorming means writing absolutely everything down without any censorship...


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General Submissions

    Stress and Self-Esteem - This article submitted by Jill the Owner & Creator of OurStressfulLives.com explores the difference between Self-Esteem and Self-Acceptance. Join the debate and post your comments!

    The Incredible And True Story Of Jimmy And Jazzy - Jimmy B was just beginning his second hour as DJ at an exclusive Jersey Shore Nightclub. As he was queuing his next selection, a weird yet amazing feeling ...

    My lost ‘Wanted’ Best Friend - It was my summer vacations, when I got down from the sardine canned city bus, after a dip in the pool. I was irritated and depressed as I walked towards my best friend, Div, who seemed to have his evergreen smile on which never failed to amuse me...


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