In DIY, News
National Geographic Special – Stress: Portrait of a Killer

National Geographic Special Stress: Portrait of a Killer


In a documentary by National Geographic Special – Stress: Portrait of a Killer explains that an increase of compassion and caring for others will reduce stress. It will allow us to promote longevity and regenerate from illnesses and ailments. By connecting and helping others we will help mend ourselves. Children who experience stress at an early age will affect their central nervous system, which imprints health issues for the rest of their lives.


Sir Michael Marmot, University College Medical in London, studied humans to link rank and stress by comparing health. Subordinate employees show higher stress levels and bad health than those with a higher rank. The higher rank employee enjoys their work and has better health and happiness. Stress has a direct link to disease and health. Marmot also discovered that the distribution of weight gain in subordinates goes to the belly. It’s related to chronic stress over a long period of time. Tessa Roseboom studied the abandoned children known as the “Dutch Hunger Children” who lived through famine. They have more health issues than those born before and after the famine.


Two Scientists, Dr. Robert Sapolsky a neurobiologist from Stanford University and Dr. Carol Shively studied non-human primates, monkeys, for several decades. Their studies found that ranking systems of subordinates and dominate roles showed similar environmental traits as human ranking systems in the workplaces. The social stress increased blood pressure, arteries had plaque buildup and damaged of subordinates versus high ranks with clean arteries. The subordinate monkeys produced less dopamine as well. Dr. Bruce McCuin studied stress in rats and discovered that chronic stress creates a memory loss of common information they would know that ultimately makes them seem less intelligent than others not dealing with acute stress.


Children’s lives are full of more stress than one may realize. It’s critical to teach children how to deal with stress at a young age so they come balanced and healthy adults. There are ways to reduce stress and increase wellness. A quaint studio tucked away in Green Cove Springs, Florida provides a relaxing and healthy environment called Journey Cove. It’s located at 406 Walnut Street in Green Cove Springs, Florida.


Interviews with Co-Owners, Kimberli and Cassandra


The two owners, Kimberli Hargnett and Cassandra McBride, came together in a partnership to bring health and wellness to their community. Their mission is to provide a tranquil and healing environment for families. Every item sold is aimed towards healing the mind, body and spirit. The children’s art classes provide a place for them to be creative. “It’s a relaxing atmosphere that teaches children how to deal with stress,” says Hargnett. They offer unique gift boutique, massage, tea parties, children’s ballet and jazz, healing stretch classes and painting classes.


Children Painting Class Before & After


In addition to places such as Journey Cove, the movement to teach children how to deal with stress, Goldie Hawn has an organization called The Hawn Foundation. Hawn wrote a book called 10 Mindful Minutes to teach parents “how to help children use mindful breathing and focused attention to become more reflective and self aware to gain greater emotional control.”

Recent Posts

Leave a Comment