The Stress Rejecters NationMay 2013
In This Issue
The Art of the Staycation
MOM: Nicole Buddle-Diaz
GA Tech NBA Players Part II

Special Relaxation Place

Choose your own special

place of relaxation.  Whether it is on a mountain top, an ocean shore, a beautiful sunset or whatever is your

special place of relaxation.

Make conscious choices that lead to less stress.


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   The Art of the Staycation:    

Embrace Your Summer of De-Stressation   



 Kick off your summer of de-stressation by creating your own tranquil and relaxing space. If for some reason you cannot travel, be creative in selecting your "Serenity Place(s)".   We have come up with a "His" and "Hers" suggestion list to place you in the mindset to create your own serene space.   





Member Spotlight
Nicole Buddle-Diaz is the May 2013 Stress Rejecters Nation's Member of the Month. Her numerous professional and personal contributions to help clients improve their stress management skills in the Metropolitan Atlanta area made her an obvious choice for this distinction. It was an honor to learn more about her and how she is involved in helping to meet the needs of many stressed out clients.


"Visit the Stress Rejecters Nation Oasis Page and enjoy the laughs"

Member of the Month 
Nicole Buddle-Diaz

After fifteen years of practice as a psychotherapist as well as manager/director of social service programs/organizations, Nicole Buddle-Diaz launched Therapeutic Alliance, LLC located in Dunwoody, Georgia, in October of 2011. Our mission is to provide quality behavioral health services while emphasizing a holistic perspective. We facilitate personal transformation through counseling, meditation, and nutrition.

"Positive use of self" motivates me to be actively involved in stress rejection. Within this universe, there are positive and negative forces. I choose to make as many qualitative, positive contributions as possible. In doing so, I must take care of my body holistically or such contributions will diminish in potency and effectiveness.

While taking undergraduate courses towards my degree in psychology, my stressors substantially increased much faster than I could successfully employ effective coping strategies. Such stressors included mounting school assignments, limited finances, and new social relationships/environments. These stressors negatively impacted my performance. I eventually began to reject stress by utilizing exercise, social/recreational activities, and social support system. By rejecting stress, I regained balance in my life which contributed to improved performance and well-being.   

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Georgia Tech "NBA" Players 
Part II



With two or three days notice, on February 28, 2013, guys came from great distances to attend the impromptu lunch/reunion led by John Cerny. Norberto Ezaquerra posed the question about why just the thought of a reunion was such a joyous occasion. He went on to answer his question by saying,                  

My answer is simply and possibly compelling: we were all HAVING FUN. Consequently, the thought of seeing the faces of those with whom we shared the fun is a very uplifting thing. To be sure, there are other components: it reminds us of a time of greater youthfulness, or increased mobility, or the release of hormones when exercising, or disconnecting from work for an hour or two...or other things...but the fun factor is a huge part-maybe the biggest. (By contrast, not all our memories from a high-school reunion may have been fun....) And it is important to note that the NBA involved "playing games"-literally. What could be more fun? Besides as others have pointed out, men will always be children: we want to play, if we can't play we will watch others play, if we can't do that, we'll read about it, or even just listen to others talk about it... Anyway, having fun (coupled with moving around) is definitely a great anti-stressor (if such a word exists).

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