Statistics reported by the American Psychological Association underscore what we already know to be true: work related stress is skyrocketing. Unreasonable workloads, low salaries, lack of social support, and unrealistic performance expectations are some of the more commonly reported issues. When left unchecked, persisting stress can lead to serious health issues. Chronic stress can wreak havoc on the mind and body, contributing to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and autoimmune diseases, as well damaging effects on mental health. Short-term stress also has its consequences, including reduced focus, insomnia, headaches, and a breakdown in communication skills.