The thing to remember about stress is that it’s not all bad, it’s necessary in life. It means that a demand is being put on a system. The first aspect of stress is, are you isolated handling this stress, or, are you handling this stress in relationship? We were not designed to exist unto ourselves – the number one mitigator of stress is the feeling of not being alone. If you want to reduce your stress, be connected to others and encourage one another. In this clip, Dr. Cloud kicks off the series Tips for Stress by discussing the importance of being rooted and grounded in the key relationships needed to mitigate stress.