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Having lived in Japan for several years while in my 20s, 0ne of my areas of expertise is mindfulness. Recently I was interviewed by a reporter from a local radio station, 98.1 KMBZ, on a story about Stress in America.

Inspired by the article, Americans Feeling Less Stressed, the news article covered the following highlights. [Please note, I do not have a recording of the complete audio file; these are brief clips of my interview interspersed with the promotional announcements.]

Americans are feeling less stressed! But not everyone is benefiting. An annual survey, called Stress in America, finds people who make less than $50,000 per year are significantly more stressed than their wealthier peers.

Martha Childers Interview Clip

The other two stressed-out groups? Women and people with kids under 18 both tend to have more strain on their finances. The reason boils back down to finances.

Martha Childers Interview Clip

Licensed Professional Counselor Martha Childers says this backs up past research and makes sense.

Martha Childers Interview Clip


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Author: Martha Childers

Martha Childers, EdS, LPC is a multicultural psychotherapist specializing in couples, grief and caregiver stress. Martha is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Kansas. She received her masters and education specialist degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She practiced Zen through a variety of Japanese traditional arts for 3-1/2 years. Since that time, mindfulness has been an integral part of her life. Her interest in human nature, beliefs, and life styles led her to become a counselor.

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