What Causes Stress?

The brain contains more receptors (the brain’s receptors are the receptors for the chemicals released by the adrenal glands. They are called hormones) to the hormone cortisol than any other substance in the body and cortisol is involved in controlling our body temperature by stimulating our sympathetic nervous system.

I think all our stress is created when our emotions and perceptions are so much higher than it really is. If we really understood what’s going on inside our bodies, why stress so strongly? And this is what causes the major diseases we have today, like obesity, chronic disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc. To learn more about all of that, check out my book “The Stress Response Syndrome.”

I had several interviews in the past about anxiety and stress, and I’m always amazed at how little people really know that they can have anxiety. I hope this blog post, and the interviews I had with some famous people might help you as much as the interviews gave me.

The Interviews:

My Favorite Interview:

“I get so tired from stress that I have to go to sleep early. I’ve been doing it for 30 years but I don’t think it works anymore. Every morning my heart rate and blood pressure are at their lowest. I don’t have the right level of stress relief.” — Steve Jobs (March 7, 1997)

This is not a quote I’ve ever heard before, but to me it says it all about how you should be handling your stress. There are two ways to be successful with your stress so don’t worry, I’ll cover both techniques in the next blog post.

One last quote that I can use for your stress relief:

“This is a very useful tool for dealing with stress. I’ve learned to do this with my own stress with tremendous help from it. I have also used it with so many people that you would be amazed at the ease with which you can get some great information out of a talk with an expert on this subject.” — James Fadiman (May 4, 1999)

“Stress relief is not a cure for chronic problems. But its a wonderful gift to have the knowledge and the confidence to do the things that make a difference when your mind is clouded by stress, or your body, or your bank account.” — James Fadiman (May 4, 1999)

I hope the blog post gives you some insight into how stress affects us and that it has helped you to live with less stress. See you, and stay tuned in the next blog post!

My books “The Stress Response Syndrome” and “Facing Anxiety and Stress” are available as paperback at Amazon and in e-book formats at, Barnes & Noble and Apple iBookStore. I think you’ll LOVE them! You can also get them and other books (I’m going on a book tour right now!) from my book publisher, HarperCollins . Check it out  – see What others say on – and please tell them  you saw this, read it and love it ! To get your copy of ‘The Stress Response Syndrome’ go to HarperAudio: or on Amazon and read my review and see if it works for you. To get your copy of ‘Facing Anxiety and Stress’ go to Harper Audio:

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“The Stress Response Syndrome.” By Julie H. Brown, and William James, PhD, PhD, and James W. Marples, MD.  

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