“Stress is the most common reason people cannot break free from unhealthy habits.  I provide my patients with multiple resources to reframe their thinking so they can use stress as a catalyst for positive change and move on to a happy and healthy life.”

-Deborah Ann Ballard, MD, MPH

Stress is an inevitable part of life that lets us know we need to act to protect ourselves.    However, if we feel unequipped to handle stress in a productive way we may respond to it  with fear, anxiety, anger, frustration, and default to negative behaviors such as overeating, substance abuse, and withdrawal from loved ones and productive activities.  

If you feel stress is a barrier to you being wholly well, know that our team of health experts at Sanford Health is here to help.  Please call to make an appointment for one of our stress reduction services and let the healing begin!

List below are some useful resources:

The Art of Happiness-A Handbook for Living. 10th Anniversary Edition. His Holiness The Dalia Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD. Riverhead Books. New York 2009.

Tao Te Ching. Lao Tsu. Translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English with Toinette Lippe. Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc. New York. January 2012.

The Joy in Loving. Mother Teresa. Compiled by Jaya Chalika and Edward Le Joly. Penguin Group. New York. 1996.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success-A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. Deepak Chopra. Amber-Allen Publishing and New World Library. San Rafael, California. 1994.

Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World. John O’Donohue. Bantam Press. Great Britain. 1997.

Did Ye Get Healed?  Song by Van Morrison. Click here to listen