I had always been a relatively healthy person. I was the type of person who went all winter without even catching a cold. I recently got the promotion at work that I had wanted for years. I not only got a salary increase, but I became a supervisor of many employees. My hours increased as well. My health took a turn for the worse not long after I received my promotion, and I felt like I was constantly fighting one virus or another. I knew it was the job stress getting to me, so one day, I made an appointment with a counselor. I learned how to manage my stress with daily meditation and other techniques, and my physical health improved along with my mental health. I created this blog to encourage others to find healthy ways to manage stress to keep their minds, bodies, and spirits healthy.