What to do in a stressful situation The following is a way to put stress reducing principles into practice when you encounter a stressful situation. Be a “HOPE-COP.” Memorize the acronym and the words it represents. Hope + Others + Prioritize + Endgame –(breathe) + control + obey + pray. The “word”…

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        This is part 4 of a 5 part series.    This series was written for my friends in the cardiac-rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital.   The Principle of Prayer Praying to God for help is similar to a child asking a parent for help. The child struggles and struggles while the parent watches patiently,…

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  This is part 3 of a 5 part series.    This series was written for my friends in the cardiac-rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital.   The Principle of Self-denial Closely related to the one-another principle is the principle of self-denial. Human beings are basically selfish. We spend our day seeking to satisfy our self. Some ways in…

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    This is part 2 of a 5 part series.    This series was written for my friends in the cardiac-rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital.         We are taught by God to love one another. The Principle of “One Another” It is calculated over 50% of our stress is relationship related. God is very…

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  This is part 1 of a 5 part series.    This series was written for my friends in the cardiac-rehab program at Valley Regional Hospital.   What is stress? Stress is force, pressure, or tension being applied to an object. The outside force is called a stressor. People experience stress as a physiological reaction when…

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