Stressors are everywhere. They can be found during the drive to the office or school, in a disagreement with a loved one, and while watching the news. Any time that change is expected of us, anticipated or not, stress is felt. Although the stress response (fight or flight) is hardwired in us to be a lifesaving, adaptive function, the near-constant rate at which we are now faced with stressors can wreak havoc on our minds and bodies. One way that we can affect the physical and emotional toll of our experience is to learn and practice techniques which help us to slow down and determine how we would like to confront the issue- in other words, rather than automatically reacting to an event, situation, or person, we can learn how to thoughtfully respond.