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  • Writer's pictureDr. Lisa Gonzales

How to Make Stress Your Friend

Find me a profession where I can love my work, make a living in the Silicon Valley, and be stress free.

My gut tells me that may not be possible, regardless of my background and experience. Thus, if I really want to overcome stress, maybe I just need to learn better to deal with it.

At the ISTE Conference a few years ago (International Society for Technology in Education) hosted researcher Kelly McGonigal as a keynote speaker. She spoke about the psychology behind gaming and I was mesmerized, partly because she is an amazing speaker, but also because her topic was one that I had observed working for students for years.

A 2013 video is available by TedX and highlights McGonical's research on stress and how it can be a positive if we learn to work with it.

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