The Brain and Happiness

Stress and anxiety are day to day feelings for many. Gain an understanding of how the automatic responses of the sub-conscience can highjack your happiness. Learn how to control your thinking to change your brain chemistry and rewire your thinking for happiness and satisfaction.

Stress comes in many forms and from many sources. Interestingly some forms of stress are actually good for you. For example, when you work out you are butting your muscles under stress. This stress then causes them to become stronger, more defined.

However, most forms are not good for you and cause negative results.

According to The American Institute of Stress:

  • In 2019, 94% of American workers report experiencing stress at the workplace
  • 83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress.
  • US businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress.
  • Stress causes around one million workers to miss work every day.
  • Only 43% of US employees think their employers care about their work-life balance.
  • Depression leads to $51 billion in costs due to absenteeism and $26 billion in treatment costs.
  • Work-related stress causes 120,000 deaths and results in $190 billion in healthcare costs yearly.

65% of workers said that workplace stress had caused difficulties, and more than 10 percent described these as having major effects.

DANGER: Regular and prolonged stress WILL have acute and possibly chronic negative effects on your health. Like:

  • Reduced efficiency of your immune system
  • Lowered production of white blood cells-disease fighting cells, in the body
  • A certain type of ulcer that is cause from the digestive upset driven by the stress response
  • Damage and shrinkage to certain brain regions. IE: the Hippocampus important for learning and memory
  • The continued cardiac response causes excess plaque to build up in the arterial walls leading to heart disease

Scariest of all: Stress can accelerate the shortening of telomeres. If you are just marinating in stress hormones your telomeres will be shorter. (Telomeres protect the cells, damaged telomeres lead to shorter life expectancy)

There is hope! You can take positive action to manage your stress levels and keep them in check. When you do you can increase your body and your brains ability to react and heal.


Through brain training and simple daily activities, you can gain control of your brain. Yes, you can train your brain not only to manage the stress but also to achieve more happiness and success in every endeavor you set your mind to.