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Stress, Writing, and Chocolate

Cheryl's Musings: Stress, Writing, and Chocolate

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Stress, Writing, and Chocolate

chocolate There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the interplay between emotions, stress, and creativity. It seems to come down to this: a little stress can be good for your writing life, just like it can be good in other areas, but too much stress is a Definite Bad Thing.

The good news is that scientists have just confirmed something that we writers have suspected all along: chocolate does, indeed, help combat emotional stress! In a study released November 11, researchers report that test subjects who ate an ounce and a half of dark chocolate daily for two weeks “reduced levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly stressed.”

So if stress is interfering with your joy in life, take heart! And take a chocolate :).

:-) Cheryl

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At December 13, 2009 at 6:27 PM , Blogger mirrorsandmagicfrogs said...

No wonder I'm feeling stressed. I haven't had chocolate in like THREE WHOLE DAYS! (And somewhere a student of logic is ranting about reversed syllogisms...)

At December 14, 2009 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Time to stock up, I guess :) (on chocolates, not syllogisms....)


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