Ginger was a dog who showed up at our home one day and took up permanent residence.

Ginger had obviously been abused in the past and was always nervous and anxious.
She would cower whenever you went to pet her out of fear that you might hit her.

Teddy, on the other hand, is our current dog and he’s has been held, nuzzled and played with since the moment he was born.

Teddy has no fear of people–only trust.

People tend to fall along a similar spectrum from Ginger (been hurt before, stressed) and Teddy (totally loved and knows it!) and this creates a load on our nervous system that determines our relationships, reactions and even our health.

Today, let’s take a look at the stress life has placed upon us and how we can make it as light as possible.